Treffurt (German pronunciation: [ˈtʁɛfʊʁt] (listen)) is a small town in the western region of the Wartburgkreis district which belongs to the federal state of Thuringia. The former municipality Ifta was merged into Treffurt in January 2019. The town lies near the Werra and is surrounded by the Werratal valley and rivers. Treffurt is located next to the Hessian border and was a former part of the Sperrzone. Today, Treffurt is a tourist destination, especially due to its scenic town centre with many restored half-timbered houses and its landmark - the Normannstein castle.[3]

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Coat of arms of Treffurt
Location of Treffurt within Wartburgkreis district
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Treffurt is located in Germany
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Treffurt is located in Thuringia
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Coordinates: 51°8′12″N 10°14′15″E / 51.13667°N 10.23750°E / 51.13667; 10.23750Coordinates: 51°8′12″N 10°14′15″E / 51.13667°N 10.23750°E / 51.13667; 10.23750
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictWartburgkreis
Subdivisions4
Government
 • Mayor (2017–23) Michael Reinz[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total72.46 km2 (27.98 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total5,936
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
99830
Dialling codes036923
Vehicle registrationWAK
Websitewww.treffurt.de

Notable residentsEdit

 
Egon Bahr in 1978

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ "Burg Normannstein Treffurt - HOME || Willkommen". www.normannstein.treffurt.de. Archived from the original on 2016-04-04.

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