Bergstraße (district)

district in Hesse, Germany
(Redirected from Bergstraße Rural District)

Bergstraße (German: Landkreis Bergstraße, Hessian: Londgrääs Bergschdrooß) is a rural district in south Hesse, Germany.

Flag of Bergstraße
Coat of arms of Bergstraße
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Adm. regionDarmstadt
 • Total719.54 km2 (277.82 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total271,166
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHP


The district was created in 1938. Two old districts, Bensheim and Heppenheim, joined and became Bergstraße.


The district is in the Odenwald mountains. Melibokus as the highest elevation at 517 meters. The Bergstraße is a tourist route which from Darmstadt to Wiesloch. The northern part of this route goes through the district and gave it its name.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms is split into four quarters. In the top-left it shows the Starkenburg castle, which is one of the main castles in the district. The flower in the top-right stands for the flower-richness in spring. The cross in the bottom-left derives from the coat of arms of the imperial abbey of Lorsch, and the red and white striped lion in the bottom-right is the sign of Hesse.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bensheim
  2. Bürstadt
  3. Heppenheim
  4. Hirschhorn
  5. Lampertheim
  6. Lindenfels
  7. Lorsch
  8. Neckarsteinach
  9. Viernheim
  10. Zwingenberg
  1. Abtsteinach
  2. Biblis
  3. Birkenau
  4. Einhausen
  5. Fürth
  6. Gorxheimertal
  7. Grasellenbach
  8. Groß-Rohrheim
  9. Lautertal
  10. Mörlenbach
  11. Rimbach
  12. Wald-Michelbach

Other websitesEdit

  1. "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2021" (PDF) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2022.