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Bad Hersfeld
View of the old town Bad Hersfeld, taken from the Tageberg
View of the old town Bad Hersfeld, taken from the Tageberg
Coat of arms of Bad Hersfeld
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Subdivisions 11 districts
Elevation
212 m (696 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 29,944
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
36251
Dialling codes 06621, 06625(Beiershausen)
Vehicle registration HEF, ROF
Website www.bad-hersfeld.de

Bad Hersfeld is the capital of the district Hersfeld-Rotenburg, in the state of Hesse in Germany. It is a well-known festival and spa town. Every summer, the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele (festival) are held here in 1951 at the monastery ruins. It is the largest Romanesque church ruin in Europe.

Stiftsruine hersfeld oben
View of the monastery ruins from the tower of the town church

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