Stadtroda

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Stadtroda
Stadtroda.jpg
Coat of arms of Stadtroda
Coat of arms
Stadtroda   is located in Germany
Stadtroda
Stadtroda
Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Holzland-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Hempel
Area
 • Total 16.81 km2 (6.49 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,892
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07646
Dialling codes 036428
Vehicle registration SHK, EIS, SRO
Website www.stadtroda.de

Stadtroda (Roda until 1925) is a town of 5,838 people (2013), located in Thuringia, Germany. Stadtroda lies on the Roda river, a tributary of the Saale.

History[edit]

According to some sources, Faust was born in Roda in 1480. The house where he was born was torn down and sold to Chicago in 1896, where it was going to be shown in the Germany-Hall of the World's Fair. The fate of the house is unknown.

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Roda was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg.

Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany.
Town hall Stadtroda

Mayors[edit]

Mayors since 1886[2]

  • 1886–1892: Gottfried Knoch
  • 1892–1898: Friedrich Goedel
  • 1898–1906: Hermann Loeser
  • 1906–1908: Wilhelm Dieterici
  • 1908–1928: Rudolf Goedecke
  • 1928–1934: Ernst Paul Schönherr
  • 1935–1938: Franz Degen
  • 1938–1941: Gerhard Wunderling
  • 1941–1942: Max Oswald (acting)
  • 1942–1945: ? Horn
  • 1945: Max Oswald (acting)
  • 1945–1946: Wilhelm Meier
  • 1946–1950: Otto Seifarth
  • 1950–1953: Ernst Klinger
  • 1953–1954: Theo Wurlitzer
  • 1954–1955: Rudolf Pabst (acting)
  • 1955: Georg Vater
  • 1955–1958: Walter Hilbert
  • 1959–1961: Kurt Krüger
  • 1961–1965: Günter Hoppe
  • 1965–1972: Kurt Neugebauer
  • 1972: Volkmar Ernst
  • 1972–1984: Heinz Rosenkranz
  • 1984–1986: Kurt Halbauer
  • 1986–1990: Rainer Haufe
  • 1990–1992: Karl-Heinz Herrmann
  • 1992: Harald Reuter (acting)
  • 1992–2012: Harald Kramer (CDU)
  • since 2012: Klaus Hempel (Free voters)

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Princess Luise around 1800

References[edit]