Bad Köstritz

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Bad Köstritz
Palace
Palace
Coat of arms of Bad Köstritz
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Köstritz within Greiz district
Bad Köstritz in GRZ.png
Bad Köstritz is located in Germany
Bad Köstritz
Bad Köstritz
Bad Köstritz is located in Thuringia
Bad Köstritz
Bad Köstritz
Coordinates: 50°55′50″N 12°0′35″E / 50.93056°N 12.00972°E / 50.93056; 12.00972Coordinates: 50°55′50″N 12°0′35″E / 50.93056°N 12.00972°E / 50.93056; 12.00972
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictGreiz
Government
 • MayorDietrich Heiland (CDU)
Area
 • Total16.93 km2 (6.54 sq mi)
Elevation
203 m (666 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total3,571
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07586
Dialling codes036605
Vehicle registrationGRZ
Websitewww.stadt-bad-koestritz.de

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).

History[edit]

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Köstritz was part of the Principality of Reuss-Gera.

Local council[edit]

Election in May 2014:[3]

  • CDU: 9 seats
  • The Left: 3 seats
  • Free voters (FWG): 4 seats

Sights[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Gustav von Hüfner
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.
  3. ^ Stadtratswahl 2014 auf wahlen.thueringen.de, abgerufen am 6. August 2014

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