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Bischofsheim in der Rhoen

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Bischofsheim an der Rhön is a town in the district Rhön-Grabfeld, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the Rhön Mountains, 29 km southeast of Fulda.Town StructureSeveral originally separate villages became part of the town Bischofsheim. These are Frankenheim, Haselbach, Oberweißenbrunn, Unterweißenbrunn and Wegfurt.HistoryIn a document of the early 13th century Bischofsheim was first mentioned. The town is much older, probably 8th century. The name Bischofsheim (German: home of the bishop) indicates that the town was maybe founded by Saint Boniface. As Bischofsheim is situated between Fulda and the palatinate Salz, Boniface founded a settlement to rest on the way.Sights Kreuzberg, 2nd highest mountain of the Rhön Mountains (932 metres) Kloster Kreuzberg (monastery, built 1681 – 1692) Town tower Zehntturm (13th century, 26 metres high)Born in Bischofsheim Johann Joseph von Prechtl (1778-1854), Austrian technical researcher Hans Schlenck (1901-1944), German stage and film actor, theater director Hermann Hartmann (1914-1984), German chemist
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