Bad Windsheim

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Bad Windsheim
Market square of Bad Windsheim
Market square of Bad Windsheim
Coat of arms of Bad Windsheim
Coat of arms
Bad Windsheim   is located in Germany
Bad Windsheim
Bad Windsheim
Coordinates: 49°30′N 10°25′E / 49.500°N 10.417°E / 49.500; 10.417Coordinates: 49°30′N 10°25′E / 49.500°N 10.417°E / 49.500; 10.417
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim
 • Mayor Bernhard Kisch (CSU)
 • Total 78.26 km2 (30.22 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,901
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91438
Dialling codes 09841
Vehicle registration NEA, SEF, UFF

Bad Windsheim is a small historic city in Bavaria, Germany. It lies in the district Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim, west of Nuremberg.

Imperial City of Windsheim
Reichsstadt Windsheim
Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire

Capital Windsheim
Government Republic
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  City founded before 741
 •  Gained Reichsfreiheit 1248
 •  Political alliance with Nuremberg 1344
 •  Mediatised to Bavaria 1802
 •  Renamed Bad Windsheim 1961

A document from 741 proves for the first time the existence of the town, then called 'Uuinidesheim'. The name changed to 'Windsheim' by linguistic development, meaning 'The home of the wind'. Nowadays, the town is known for its waters and spa, Franken-Therme, and an open-air museum, the Freilandmuseum, which brings together old farms and farmhouses from the area to explore. On the first weekend in August every year Bad Windsheim is the location for an event called 'Weinturm Open Air', a concert on the top of a hill in the town. The town is also known for its war memorial in the form of a large statue of Roland.


Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[2]


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