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Dermbach municipality
Coordinates: 50 ° 40 ′ 30 ″  N , 10 ° 5 ′ 54 ″  E
Height : 450 m
Area : 10.65 km²
Residents : 348  (Dec. 31, 2017)
Population density : 33 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 2019
Postal code : 36466
Area code : 036964
Brunnhartshausen 2020

Brunnhartshausen is a district of the municipality of Dermbach in the Wartburg district in Thuringia , located in the Rhön .



Brunnhartshausen is located in the Auersberger Kuppenrhön natural area south of the Gläserberg , southeast of the Arnsberg and east of the Katzenstein . The Waltersberg rises on the northern outskirts .


The town of Brunnhartshausen was first mentioned in 1145. For centuries, Brunnhartshausen belonged to the Fischberg office , which was temporarily owned by the Lords of Neidhartshausen , the Lords of Frankenstein , the Counts of Henneberg- Schleusingen, the Fulda Monastery , various Ernestine duchies, and most recently 1815 of the Grand Duchy of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach .

In 1955 there were 371 residents in the village.

On January 1, 2019, the Brunnhartshausen community was incorporated into the Dermbach community. Before that she belonged to the administrative community Dermbach . The districts of Föhlritz with 80 inhabitants and Steinberg with 47 inhabitants belonged to the municipality of Brunnhartshausen (as of June 30, 2009).


The district of Föhlritz

Municipal council

The town council of Brunnhartshausen finally consisted of 6 councilors.

(As of: local elections on May 25, 2014 )


The honorary mayor Eberhard Fuß was re-elected on June 6, 2010. Since he did not run for the mayoral election in June 2016 and his successor, who was elected in a run-off election, did not take office, the election was repeated at the end of October 2016. Markus Gerstung emerged victorious from the runoff election on November 13, 2016 and accepted the election. At the age of 23, Gerstung is currently (as of November 2016) the youngest mayor of Thuringia.

Village church

One of the places of interest is the Protestant village church ( location → ). As can be seen from an inscription on the lintel of the lower door, it was built in 1732. On the "back wall" of the church, which is said to come from the earlier chapel, parts of old frescoes are still visible behind the organ. The church was painted in 1756. The altar and the font from 1804 come from 1778. The depiction of the painting Luther with the swan above the main entrance goes back to the Czech reformer Jan Hus . The pictures on the church ceiling show the following biblical motifs: Abraham with Isaac , Mary with the baby Jesus , Jesus in Gethsemani , Jesus on the cross and The Risen One .

From the organ, which was older than the church, the prospectus , which was expanded in 1794, was retained, into which a new work with eight registers was built in 1985 . It has the following dispositions : Gedackt 8 ', Principal 4', Reed Flute 4 ', Forest Flute 2', Sif Flute 1 ', Mixture 3f. In the pedal : Subbass 16´, octave bass 8´ (see also → List of organ registers ).

On the western wall under the stairs there is a cross, which was probably made around 1500. Above the staircase to the Läutboden you can read: “The war has been taken away, peace will come back, God be praise, honor and praise. Now the sun shines on us and brings bliss after tears. Therefore praise God with the greatest diligence. 1814, April 17th ”. The church was equipped with electric light on the second Sunday of Advent in 1926. The last interior renovation took place in 1964/65. The ceiling paintings, painted over in 1894, could be exposed again. In 1989, shortly before the fall of the Wall , a new oak staircase to the gallery was built, in 1991 the candlesticks followed on the walls. The tower houses three bells: a bronze bell by Johann Melchior Derck , who cast it in Meinigen in 1735. It survived its storage in the bell cemetery and returned on August 8, 1950. There are also two steel bells hanging in the tower, which were cast in Bochum in 1921 . The bell has been operated electrically since 1992. The last renovation work on the church took place in the summer of 1996, when its exterior was renovated.



The nearest railway stations are the station Bad Salzungen in around 21 km away and the railway stations in Wernshausen and Schwallungen , each about 26 kilometers east of the Werrabahn Eisenach - Meiningen area.

There is a connection to the federal highway 285 in the neighboring town of Zella / Rhön.

Bus routes operated by the Wartburgmobil transport company and its partners connect the community with neighboring towns.


  • Adalbert Schröter: Country by the road. The history of the Catholic parishes in the Thuringian Rhön . St. Benno Verlag, Leipzig 1989, ISBN 3-7462-0430-5 , p. 77-80 .
  • Bruno Kühn: The history of the Dermbach district . In: Journal of the association for Thuringian history and antiquity . tape 1 , 1854, ISSN  0943-9846 , p. 249-296 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wolfgang Kahl, first mention of Thuringian cities and villages ; 5th improved edition 2010; Publishing house Rockstuhl Bad Langensalza
  2. ^ Paul Luther: Materials for local history lessons - Bad Salzungen district, Suhl district . Ed .: Council of the Bad Salzungen District, Department of Public Education. Bad Salzungen 1959, structure of the district of Suhl (overview of the places and population of the districts), p. 5-11 .
  3. Information ... In: District Office Wartburgkreis (Ed.): Official Gazette of the Wartburgkreis from 10 August 2010 . Bad Salzungen 2010, p. 14 .
  4. Local elections in Thuringia on May 25, 2014. Elections of the community and city council members. Preliminary results. The regional returning officer, accessed on May 26, 2014 .
  5. Local elections in Thuringia on June 6, 2010. Elections for community and city council members. Preliminary results. The regional returning officer, accessed on June 6, 2010 .
  6. "Markus Gerstung is the youngest mayor of Thuringia", Südthüringer Zeitung of November 18, 2016
  7. Description of the church on the website of the Superintendentur Bad Salzungen ( Memento of the original from December 13, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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