Bad Köstritz is a town in the district of Greiz, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the White Elster river, 7 km northwest of Gera. Bad Köstritz is known for the Köstritzer brewery and its Schwarzbier (black beer).
|• Mayor||Dietrich Heiland (CDU)|
|• Total||16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||203 m (666 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The settlement was first mentioned in 1364 as Kostricz, a place of Slavic foundation. There has been a castle since the middle of the 13th century. The city has emerged from two medieval manors.
Election in May 2014:
- CDU: 9 seats
- The Left: 3 seats
- Free voters (FWG): 4 seats
- Heinrich Schütz House
- Municipal park
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672), German composer of the early Baroque
- Heinrich IX, Count Reuss of Köstritz (1711–1780), founder of the middle branch family Reuss-Köstritz
- Julius Sturm (1816–1896), important German poet of late Romanticism, pastor in Köstritz 1856–1885, honorary citizen of Köstritz 1885
- Gustav von Hüfner (1840–1908), German chemist
- Heinrich Sturm (1860–1917), German jurist, politician and from 1908 to 1917 mayor of Chemnitz
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2019". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). August 2020.
- Stadtratswahl 2014 auf wahlen.thueringen.de, abgerufen am 6. August 2014
- Landkreis Greiz (in English, German, and French)
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