Bad Hersfeld

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Bad Hersfeld in Germany

Bad Hersfeld is a town in the north-eastern region of Hessen in Germany. It is located on the Fulda River and it is capital of the Hersfeld-Rotenburg district. Nearest other towns are Kassel in the north, Fulda in the south an Eisenach in the east.

Position: 5052' north, 942' east. Elevation: 200 to 408 m. Area: 73.82 km². Population: about 30650.

Town districts: Bad Hersfeld (the old town), Eichhof, Asbach, Heenes, Hohe Luft, Johannesberg, Beiershausen, Allmershausen, Kathus, Sorga, Kohlhausen and Petersberg.

The town is well known for its Bad Hersfeld Festival witch takes place every summer in ruins of the church of the Benedictine Abbey. Further on there are famous mineral springs.

Since the German reunification the town is situated in the center of Germany. For this reason the town and the district became a focal point for logistic and distribution companies.

Transportation: Autobahn A 4, A5 and A 7.

Historical info

Saint Sturm settled here a little monastery hermitage in 736. After this, the abbey mentioned above was founded by Saint Lullus in 769. So Lullus became also founder of Bad Hersfeld. Lullus was born in Wessex and became monk in monastery of Malmesbury in Wiltshire. He was a disciple of Saint Boniface and his successor as the archbishop of Mainz. Lullus died in 786 in Bad Hersfeld and was sainted in 852. The oldest folk festival in Germany, the “Lullusfest” is still celebrated today, since 852.

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