Oberhof, Germany

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Oberhof
Oberhof in August 2006
Oberhof in August 2006
Coat of arms of Oberhof
Coat of arms
Location of Oberhof within Schmalkalden-Meiningen district
Oberhof in SM.png
Oberhof is located in Germany
Oberhof
Oberhof
Oberhof is located in Thuringia
Oberhof
Oberhof
Coordinates: 50°42′19″N 10°43′33″E / 50.70528°N 10.72583°E / 50.70528; 10.72583Coordinates: 50°42′19″N 10°43′33″E / 50.70528°N 10.72583°E / 50.70528; 10.72583
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSchmalkalden-Meiningen
Government
 • MayorThomas Schulz
Area
 • Total23.47 km2 (9.06 sq mi)
Elevation
823 m (2,700 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,608
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
98559
Dialling codes036842
Vehicle registrationSM
Websitewww.oberhof.de

Oberhof is a town in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district of Thuringia, Germany. It is a winter sports center and health resort. With 1,625 inhabitants (December 2016), it is visited by 144,000 tourists every year (2016).[2] The town got its official city status in 1985.

History[edit]

Oberhof was settled in 1641, and remained a small town until the late 19th century, when the town, then in Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, was connected to the railway line from Erfurt to Ritschenhausen, and skiers and other tourists discovered the place.

From the early 1900s onwards, Oberhof became a center for winter sports, with luge, nordic skiing, and ski jumping taking place in the town's regularly updated sports facilities. In recent years the town has also seen the construction of lift-equipped alpine skiing slopes and an international competition standard biathlon stadium. Their bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track has hosted many world and European championships in luge.

In August 2009 the first German ski tunnel opened in Oberhof.

The Band of the Berlin People's Police (Orchester der Berliner Volkspolizei) in Oberhof.

International sports events[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Kanzlersgrund

International relations[edit]

Oberhof, Germany is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.
  2. ^ Gäste und Übernachtungen in Thüringen Dezember 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Oberhof at Wikimedia Commons