Market square of Bad Windsheim
|Coordinates: 49°30′N 10°25′E / 49.500°N 10.417°ECoordinates: 49°30′N 10°25′E / 49.500°N 10.417°E|
|District||Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim|
|• Mayor||Bernhard Kisch (CSU)|
|• Total||78.26 km2 (30.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||NEA, SEF, UFF|
Bad Windsheim is a small historic town in Bavaria, Germany with a population of almost 12,000. It lies in the district Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim, west of Nuremberg. In the Holy Roman Empire, Windsheim held the rank of Imperial City. In 1961, it became a spa town and has since been called "Bad Windsheim".
Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).
A document from 741 proves for the first time the existence of the town, then called 'Uuinidesheim'. The name changed to 'Windsheim' by linguistic development, meaning 'The home of the wind'.
The town is known for its waters and spa, Franken-Therme, and an open-air museum, the Freilandmuseum, which brings together old farms and farmhouses from the area to explore. On the first weekend in August every year Bad Windsheim is the location for an event called 'Weinturm Open Air', a concert on the top of a hill in the town. The town is also known for its war memorial in the form of a large statue of Roland.
|Imperial City of Windsheim|
|Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
|•||City founded||before 741|
|•||Political alliance with Nuremberg||1344|
|•||Mediatised to Bavaria||1802|
|•||Renamed Bad Windsheim||1961|
Sons and daughters of the town
- Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709–1746), physician and scientist who participated in the Great Northern Expedition
- Johann Christoph Döderlein (1745–1792), theologian
- Otto Strasser (1897–1974), politician, brother of Gregor Strasser
- Erich Mühe (1938–2005), surgeon, founder of micro-invasive surgery in 1985
- Nevio Passaro (born 1980), German-Italian singer and songwriter
Personalities who worked locally
- Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651–1719), German lawyer and writers, he is considered to be the founder of the first German settlement in North America.
- Bad Windsheim official website (German)
- Weinturm Open Air official website (German)
- Fränkisches Freilandmuseum official website (German)
- Frankentherme Bad Windsheim official website (German)
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