Rödental

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Rödental
View of the centre
View of the centre
Coat of arms of Rödental
Coat of arms
Rödental   is located in Germany
Rödental
Rödental
Coordinates: 50°17′N 11°4′E / 50.283°N 11.067°E / 50.283; 11.067Coordinates: 50°17′N 11°4′E / 50.283°N 11.067°E / 50.283; 11.067
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Coburg
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Preß (CSU)
Area
 • Total 49.96 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,068
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 96472
Dialling codes 09563
Vehicle registration CO
Website www.roedental.de

Rödental is a town in the district of Coburg, in northern Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 7 km northeast of Coburg.

Rödental was the name given to a group of towns that were united in the 1960s under that name. They include Mönchröden, Oeslau, Einberg, Oberwohsbach, Unterwohlsbach and several others.

The oldest part of what is now Rödental is Mönchröden, which was founded in 1108, and celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2008. Mönchröden (meaning monks along the river Röden) has a 900-year-old monastery that is in well preserved condition, and contains several fine Gothic structures.

Oeslau, the largest of the components of Rödental is the home of the W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik (porcelain factory) makers (until 2008) of the world-famous M. I. Hummel figurines.

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