Wartburgkreis

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Template:Infobox German district noregbez Wartburgkreis is a Kreis (district) in the west of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) the districts Unstrut-Hainich, Gotha, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, and the districts Fulda, Hersfeld-Rotenburg and Werra-Meißner in Hesse. The district-free city Eisenach Is nearly completely surrounded by the district.

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History

The district was created in 1994 by merging the previous districts Eisenach and Bad Salzungen, and a few municipalities from the district Bad Langensalza. The city Eisenach left the district in 1998 and became a district-free city.

The district is named after the Wartburg, a castle near Eisenach most famous as Martin Luther refuge in 1521.

Geography

The district is located in the Thuringian Forest, including the Hainich national park. The main river in the district is the Werra.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms combines the symbols of the historic states which existed on the territory. In the topleft and the bottomright is the lion of the dukes of Thuringia, the chicken in the topright refers to the county Henneberg, and the black cross in the bottomleft is the symbol of the imperial abbey and state of Fulda.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Free municipalities
  1. Bad Salzungen
  2. Bad Liebenstein
  3. Berka¹
  4. Creuzburg¹
  5. Geisa
  6. Kaltennordheim¹
  7. Ruhla
  8. Stadtlengsfeld
  9. Treffurt
  10. Vacha¹

¹ inside a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

  1. Barchfeld
  2. Berka/Werra
  3. Creuzburg
  4. Dermbach
  5. Gerstungen
  6. Mihla
  7. Oberes Feldatal
  8. Vacha
  1. Behringen
  2. Dorndorf
  3. Hörselberg
  4. Marksuhl
  5. Merkers-Kieselbach
  6. Moorgrund
  7. Schweina
  8. Seebach
  9. Tiefenort
  10. Unterbreizbach
  11. Wutha-Farnroda

External links

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