Rohr, Thuringia

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Coat of arms of Rohr
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Rohr  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°35′N 10°30′E / 50.583°N 10.500°E / 50.583; 10.500Coordinates: 50°35′N 10°30′E / 50.583°N 10.500°E / 50.583; 10.500
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Schmalkalden-Meiningen
Municipal assoc. Dolmar-Salzbrücke
 • Mayor Ingrid Krech (CDU)
 • Total 13.96 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 980
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 98530
Dialling codes 036844
Vehicle registration SM

Rohr is a municipality in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district in Thuringia.


Rohr was first mentioned in 815. A Benedictine monastery was established in the 9th century and a Carolingian church, St. Michaels, was built. The monastery lasted for about 100 years but the church survives today. In 1206 a Benedictine convent was established outside of town. The convent was closely associated with the House of Henneberg and to a lesser degree with the Bibra family especially in the 14th century. Kloster Rohr was abandoned after reformation and is now a technical school. The shell of the former church was renovated into a modern building in the 2000s.

Population history[edit]

Year Population Year Population Year Population
1994 986 1998 1,085 2002 1,062
1995 1,032 1999 1,084 2003 1,062
1996 1,050 2000 1,089 2004 1046
1997 1,080 2001 1,077


  • WERNER WAGENHÖFER, Grablegen des Niederadels im Spätmittelalterlichen Franken - das Beispiel der Bibra, Wirtschaft - Gesellschaft - Mentalitäten im Mittelalter, Festschrift zum 75. Geburtstag von Rolf Sprandel, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2006 ISBN 3-515-08882-2, ISBN 978-3-515-08882-4, Pages.335-359.

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