Oberweißbach

Oberweißbach (or Oberweissbach, pronounced [ˌoːbɐˈvaɪsbax] (listen)) is a town and a former municipality in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. Since 1 January 2019, it is part of the town Schwarzatal.[1]

Oberweißbach
Friedrich Fröbel's birthplace in Oberweißbach
Friedrich Fröbel's birthplace in Oberweißbach
Coat of arms of Oberweißbach
Location of Oberweißbach
Oberweißbach is located in Germany
Oberweißbach
Oberweißbach
Oberweißbach is located in Thuringia
Oberweißbach
Oberweißbach
Coordinates: 50°34′58″N 11°8′40″E / 50.58278°N 11.14444°E / 50.58278; 11.14444Coordinates: 50°34′58″N 11°8′40″E / 50.58278°N 11.14444°E / 50.58278; 11.14444
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
TownSchwarzatal
Area
 • Total9.62 km2 (3.71 sq mi)
Elevation
670 m (2,200 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)
 • Total1,678
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
98744
Dialling codes036705
WebsiteOfficial website
Panoramic view
Froebeltower on the Kirchberg (785 m NN), Oberweißbach

GeographyEdit

Oberweißbach is situated in the Thuringian Forest, 17 km (11 mi) southwest of Saalfeld. It is a nationally recognized resort town in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park in the Weißbachtal.

It was the seat of the former municipal administration Bergbahnregion/Schwarzatal with communities of Cursdorf, Deesbach, Katzhütte, Oberweißbach and Meuselbach-Schwarzmühle. On 1 December 2008, Oberweißbach incorporated the former municipality Lichtenhain/Bergbahn. Colloquially this area is called Raanz, based on the primary transportation method of the pharmacists, the backpack. These pharmacists shaped this region between the 16th and 20th centuries.

The town of Oberweißbach consisted of two districts:

Notable peopleEdit

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Oberweißbach at Wikimedia Commons