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Friedrich Fröbel's birthplace in Oberweißbach
Friedrich Fröbel's birthplace in Oberweißbach
Coat of arms of Oberweißbach
Coat of arms
Oberweißbach   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°34′58″N 11°8′40″E / 50.58278°N 11.14444°E / 50.58278; 11.14444Coordinates: 50°34′58″N 11°8′40″E / 50.58278°N 11.14444°E / 50.58278; 11.14444
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
Municipal assoc. Bergbahnregion/Schwarzatal
 • Mayor Bernhard Schmidt[1]
 • Total 9.62 km2 (3.71 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[2]
 • Total 1,721
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 98744
Dialling codes 036705
Vehicle registration SLF
Website Official website

Oberweißbach (or Oberweissbach) is a town in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany.

Panoramic view


Froebeltower on the Kirchberg (785 m NN), Oberweißbach

Oberweißbach is situated in the Thuringian Forest, 17 km (11 mi) southwest of Saalfeld. On 1 December 2008, it incorporated the former municipality Lichtenhain/Bergbahn.


Oberweißbach is a nationally recognized resort town in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park in the Weißbachtal.

Furthermore, Oberweißbach is the location of the municipal administration Bergbahnregion/Schwarzatal with communities of Cursdorf, Deesbach, Katzhütte, Oberweißbach and Meuselbach-Schwarzmühle. Colloquially this area is called Raanz, based on the primary transportation method of the pharmacists, the backpack. These pharmacists shaped this region between the 16th and 20th centuries.

The town of Oberweißbach consists of two districts:


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Media related to Oberweißbach at Wikimedia Commons