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Country Germany
State Thuringia
Admin. region
District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
Founded
First mentioned
Subdivisions 12
Government
 • Mayor Jörg Reichl
Area
 • Total 55.38 km2 (21.38 sq mi)
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 23,762
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07407
Dialling codes 03672
Vehicle registration SLF
Website www.rudolstadt.de

Rudolstadt is a town in the German Bundesland of Thuringia, close to the Thuringian Forest to the southwest, and to Jena and Weimar to the north.

The former capital of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, the town is built along the River Saale inside a wide valley surrounded by woods. Rudolstadt was founded in 776 and has had municipal law since 1326. The town's landmark is the Castle Heidecksburg which is enthroned on a hill above the old town.

Rudolstadt became popular through the Anchor Stone Blocks of the Toy Company Richter and porcelain-factories.

Rudolstadt hosts Germany’s biggest folk, roots, and world music festival, TFF.Rudolstadt (Tanz&FolkFest), taking place annually on the first full July weekend.[2]

Richtersche Villa

The so-called "Richtersche Villa" (Richters Mansion).

Rathaus Rudolstadt

Rudolstadt Town Hall

Bobo 2006

Bobo 2006

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  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften" (in German). Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik. 31 December 2010. http://www.statistik.thueringen.de/datenbank/TabAnzeige.asp?tabelle=gg000102%7C%7C. 
  2. ^ Official website of TFF.Rudolstadt

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