Kaltenwestheim is a municipality in the district Schmalkalden- Meiningen in Thuringia. It belongs to the administrative community Hohe Rhön, which has its headquarters in the town of Kaltensundheim.

  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Mayor


Kaltenwestheim situated in the Rhön.

Community structure

Central village is run as a district.


For the first time the church was mentioned in the year 795 as West home. The place belonged for centuries to the Official Kaltennordheim which temporarily in the possession of the Lords of Neidhartshausen, the county Henneberg - Schleusingen was (1274-1583), various Ernestine duchies and lastly in 1815 part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe -Weimar- Eisenach.

The cemetery and the place itself was fortified in the Middle Ages. The church building and property of today was built in 1799. In these buildings the gate tower and parts of the city walls of old have received.

Kaltenwestheim was 1652-1696 of witch hunts affected: Twelve women came in witch trials, six were burned, one died under torture, two managed to escape. Last victim was Elsa Strauss.


Parish council

The municipal council of Kaltenwestheim is composed of 12 councilors and council women.

  • JG West Home 5 seats
  • FWV westheim 2 seats
  • SV westheim 2 seats
  • CDU 1 seat
  • SPD 1 seat
  • FFW Mittelndorf 1 seat

(As at municipal election on June 27, 2004)


The honorary mayor Harald Home was elected on 27 June 2004.