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Bad Tennstedt is a town in the Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 27 km east of Mühlhausen, and 24 km northwest of Erfurt.

Bad Tennstedt
Osthöfer Tor.
Osthöfer Tor.
Coat of arms of Bad Tennstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Tennstedt within Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis district
Bad Tennstedt in UH.png
Bad Tennstedt is located in Germany
Bad Tennstedt
Bad Tennstedt
Bad Tennstedt is located in Thuringia
Bad Tennstedt
Bad Tennstedt
Coordinates: 51°9′14″N 10°50′14″E / 51.15389°N 10.83722°E / 51.15389; 10.83722Coordinates: 51°9′14″N 10°50′14″E / 51.15389°N 10.83722°E / 51.15389; 10.83722
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictUnstrut-Hainich-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Bad Tennstedt
Government
 • MayorJens Weimann (CDU)
Area
 • Total27.27 km2 (10.53 sq mi)
Elevation
172 m (564 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,487
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
99955
Dialling codes036041
Vehicle registrationUH
Websitewww.badtennstedt.de

The Romantic poet Novalis worked here from 1794 until 1796. During his stay he met Sophie von Kühn, his later fiancee.

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People associated with TennstedtEdit

 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1828)
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), stayed for curative treatments in 1816 Tennstedt, of this now reminds the Goethe House
  • Friedrich von Hardenberg (pseudonym Novalis, 1772-1801), was from 1794 to 1796 employed in Tennstedt in Saxon Management Service
  • Warren William (1894-1948), American film star of the 1930s with ancestors from Tennstedt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.