Bad Windsheim

Bad Windsheim

Market square of Bad Windsheim

Coat of arms
Bad Windsheim

Coordinates: 49°30′N 10°25′E / 49.500°N 10.417°E / 49.500; 10.417Coordinates: 49°30′N 10°25′E / 49.500°N 10.417°E / 49.500; 10.417
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim
  Mayor Bernhard Kisch (CSU)
  Total 78.26 km2 (30.22 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 12,047
  Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91438
Dialling codes 09841
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).[2]


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
Reichsstadt Windsheim
Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Windsheim
Government Republic
Historical era Middle Ages
  City founded before 741
   Gained Reichsfreiheit 1248
  Political alliance with Nuremberg 1344
   Mediatised to Bavaria 1802
  Renamed Bad Windsheim 1961
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bishopric of Würzburg
Electorate of Bavaria


Sons and daughters of the town

Personalities who worked locally


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