Wartburgkreis

district in Thuringia, Germany

Wartburgkreis is a Landkreis (rural district) in the west of Thuringia, Germany. The city of Eisenach is nearly completely surrounded by Wartburgbreis.

Wartburgkreis
Coat of arms of Wartburgkreis
Thuringia wak.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°55′N 10°15′E / 50.92°N 10.25°E / 50.92; 10.25
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
CapitalBad Salzungen
Area
 • Total1,305 km2 (504 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total159,937
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationWAK
Websitehttp://www.wartburgkreis.de

HistoryEdit

The district was set up in 1994 by joining the old districts of Eisenach and Bad Salzungen, and a few municipalities from the district Bad Langensalza. The city of 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's refuge in 1521.

Coat of armsEdit

  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 of Henneberg, and the black cross in the bottom left is the symbol of the imperial abbey and state of Fulda.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Bad Salzungen
  2. Bad Liebenstein
  3. Geisa
  4. Ruhla
  5. Stadtlengsfeld
  6. Treffurt
  1. Buttlar
  2. Dorndorf
  3. Ettenhausen an der Suhl
  4. Frauensee
  5. Gerstengrund
  6. Gerstungen
  7. Hörselberg-Hainich
  8. Leimbach
  9. Marksuhl
  10. Merkers-Kieselbach
  1. Moorgrund
  2. Rockenstuhl
  3. Schleid
  4. Schweina
  5. Seebach
  6. Steinbach
  7. Tiefenort
  8. Unterbreizbach
  9. Wolfsburg-Unkeroda
  10. Wutha-Farnroda
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Barchfeld1
  2. Immelborn
  1. Berka/Werra1, 2
  2. Dankmarshausen
  3. Dippach
  4. Großensee
  1. Creuzburg1, 2
  2. Ifta
  3. Krauthausen
  1. Brunnhartshausen
  2. Dermbach1
  3. Neidhartshausen
  4. Oechsen
  5. Urnshausen
  6. Weilar
  7. Wiesenthal
  8. Zella/Rhön
  1. Berka vor dem Hainich
  2. Bischofroda
  3. Ebenshausen
  4. Frankenroda
  5. Hallungen
  6. Lauterbach
  7. Mihla1
  8. Nazza
  1. Andenhausen
  2. Diedorf
  3. Empfertshausen
  4. Fischbach/Rhön
  5. Kaltenlengsfeld
  6. Kaltennordheim1
  7. Klings
  1. Martinroda
  2. Vacha1, 2
  3. Völkershausen
  4. Wölferbütt
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft; 2town

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

Other websitesEdit