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Wartburgkreis – DEG0P

EU regions: Germany > Thuringia > Thuringia > Wartburgkreis

map of Wartburgkreis DEG0P
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202180

Wartburgkreis slovensky: DEG0P


number of inhabitants2023117 131
population density202289.7
old-age dependency ratio202346
demographic pyramid DEG0P Wartburgkreis

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


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 municipality Kaltennordheim passed from the Wartburgkreis to Schmalkalden-Meiningen on 1 January 2019.

The district is named after the Wartburg, a castle near Eisenach most famous as the place of residence of Ludwig, Landgrave of Thuringia and his wife, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; and, as Martin Luther's refuge in 1521.


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

Other: Thuringia, Eisenach, Nordhausen district, Weimar, Sonneberg, Ilm-Kreis, Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Wartburgkreis, Erfurt, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Suhl, Gotha, Weimarer Land, Gera, Eichsfeld, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Landkreis Sömmerda, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Greiz, Altenburger Land, Kyffhäuserkreis, Landkreis Hildburghausen, Jena, Saale-Orla-Kreis

Neighbours: Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Fulda, Eisenach, Gotha, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Wartburgkreis – DEG0P, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEG0P, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164