from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
coat of arms Germany map
Coat of arms of the municipality of Bischofrod
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Bischofrod highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 32 '  N , 10 ° 40'  E

Basic data
State : Thuringia
County : Hildburghausen
Management Community : Field stone
Height : 390 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.47 km 2
Residents: 161 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 29 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 98553
Area code : 036873
License plate : HBN
Community key : 16 0 69 004
Association administration address: Mauerstr. 9
98660 Themar
Mayoress : Bianka Kühm-Pankow (independent)
Location of the community of Bischofrod in the Hildburghausen district
Ahlstädt Auengrund Beinerstadt Bischofrod Eisfeld Brünn Dingsleben Ehrenberg Eichenberg Eisfeld Grimmelshausen Grub Heldburg Henfstädt Hildburghausen Kloster Veßra Lengfeld Marisfeld Masserberg Oberstadt Reurieth Römhild Schlechtsart Schleusegrund Schleusingen Schmeheim Schweickershausen St. Bernhard Straufhain Themar Ummerstadt Veilsdorf Westhausen Thüringenmap
About this picture

Bischofrod is a municipality in the district of Hildburghausen in the Franconian south of the Free State of Thuringia . Keulrod also belongs to the community . Bischofrod is administered by the Feldstein administrative community.


Bischofrod is located on the southern roof of the Thuringian Forest in the western area of ​​the federal motorway 73 south of Suhl . The mountain village is affected by the state roads 2633 and 2634.


The village was first mentioned on March 30, 1262.

Bischofrod was persecuted by witches from 1604 to 1618. Three women got into witch trials . A trial outcome is unknown, a woman was burned. In 1618 Ursula Geißenhämmer had “shown unchristian and defiant” under severe torture and made no confession. She was released.

Until 1815, Bischofrod belonged to the Henneberg or Electoral Saxon office of Schleusingen and then came to the Schleusingen district of the newly formed Prussian province of Saxony , where he remained until 1945.

Municipal council

The municipal council of Bischofrod consists of six members of a free voter community (status: local election on May 25, 2014 ).

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Population of the municipalities from the Thuringian State Office for Statistics  ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Wolfgang Kahl: First mention of Thuringian towns and villages. A manual. Rockstuhl Verlag, Bad Langensalza, 2010, ISBN 978-3-86777-202-0 , p. 34
  3. ^ Kai Lehmann : Exhibition "Luther and the Witches", Bischofrod area, Library Museum Schloss Wilhelmsburg Schmalkalden, 2012; Manfred Wilde : The sorcery and witch trials in Kursachsen , Cologne, Weimar, Vienna 2003, pp. 568–592; Ronald Füssel: The persecution of witches in the Thuringian region , publications of the working group for historical witchcraft and crime research in Northern Germany, Volume 2, Hamburg 2003, p. 244f. and 253f.
  4. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Schleusingen district. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).

Web links

Commons : Bischofrod  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files