Bad Ems

Bad Ems
A Water tower built in Bad Ems in 1907
A Water tower built in Bad Ems in 1907
Coat of arms of Bad Ems
Location of Bad Ems within Rhein-Lahn-Kreis district
Bad Ems in EMS.svg
Bad Ems is located in Germany
Bad Ems
Bad Ems
Bad Ems is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Bad Ems
Bad Ems
Coordinates: 50°20′17″N 7°42′38″E / 50.33806°N 7.71056°E / 50.33806; 7.71056Coordinates: 50°20′17″N 7°42′38″E / 50.33806°N 7.71056°E / 50.33806; 7.71056
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictRhein-Lahn-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Bad Ems-Nassau
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Oliver Krügel[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total15.36 km2 (5.93 sq mi)
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total9,801
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
56130
Dialling codes02603
Vehicle registrationEMS
Websitewww.bad-ems.de
Part ofThe Great Spa Towns of Europe
CriteriaCultural: (ii)(iii)
Reference1613
Inscription2021 (44th Session)
Bad Ems from the Concordia heights
Bad Ems from the River Lahn

Bad Ems (German: [baːt ɛms] (listen)) is a town in Rheinland Pfalz, Germany. It is the administrative seat of the Rhein-Lahn rural district and is well known as a spa on the river Lahn. Bad Ems is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde (administrative community) Bad Ems-Nassau. The town has around 9,000 inhabitants.

In 2021, the town became part of the transnational UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Great Spa Towns of Europe", because of its famous hot springs and 18-20th century architecture bearing testimony to the popularity of spa resorts in Europe during that time.[3][4]

  1. ^ Direktwahlen 2019, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Landeswahlleiter Rheinland-Pfalz, accessed 5 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.
  3. ^ Landwehr, Andreas (24 July 2021). "'Great Spas of Europe' awarded UNESCO World Heritage status". Deutsche Presse-Agentur. Archived from the original on 25 July 2021. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  4. ^ "The Great Spa Towns of Europe". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved July 25, 2021.