Bad Köstritz

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Bad Köstritz
Coat of arms of Bad Köstritz
Coat of arms
Bad Köstritz   is located in Germany
Bad Köstritz
Bad Köstritz
Coordinates: 50°55′50″N 12°0′35″E / 50.93056°N 12.00972°E / 50.93056; 12.00972Coordinates: 50°55′50″N 12°0′35″E / 50.93056°N 12.00972°E / 50.93056; 12.00972
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Greiz
 • Mayor Dietrich Heiland (CDU)
 • Total 16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,628
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07586
Dialling codes 036605
Vehicle registration GRZ

Bad Köstritz is a town in the district of Greiz, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the White Elster river, 7 km northwest of Gera. Bad Köstritz is known for the Köstritzer brewery and its Schwarzbier (black beer).


Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Köstritz was part of the Principality of Reuss-Gera.

Local council[edit]

Election in May 2014:[2]

  • CDU: 9 seats
  • The Left: 3 seats
  • Free voters (FWG): 4 seats


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Gustav von Hüfner
  • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), German composer of the early Baroque
  • Heinrich IX, Count Reuss of Köstritz (1711-1780), founder of the middle branch family Reuss-Köstritz
  • Julius Sturm (1816-1896), important German poet of late Romanticism, pastor in Köstritz 1856-1885, honorary citizen of Köstritz 1885
  • Gustav von Hüfner (1840-1908), German chemist
  • Heinrich Sturm (1860-1917), German jurist, politician and from 1908 to 1917 mayor of Chemnitz


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