**Bebra** is a small town in Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany.The name Bebra came from Biberaho (“Village on the Beaver River”; Biber still means “beaver” in German today. Later this became first Bibera, and then today’s name Bebra. The town is easy to find on most maps thanks to its prominent location on the Fuldaknie (“Fulda Knee”). Ranges surrounding the town are the Stölzinger Gebirge (range) in the north, the Richelsdorf Hills in the east, the Seulingswald in the southeast and the Knüllin the southwest. An upswing came Bebra’s way when the railway network in Germany was expanded, reaching even this region by the mid 19th century. Towards the end of the century, the town was one of Germany’s most important railway junctions. Bebra is a classic railway town at a junction of the Bebra–Fulda, Bebra–Göttingen, Thuringian and Bebra–Kassel lines. Its station, besides a passenger station, includes a marshalling yard, making reaching the town by rail problem-free. The town belongs to the Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund (“North Hesse Transport Association”, NVV). As a stop on the InterCityExpress east–west line, it has connections to the Ruhr area, Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin.