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Community Rippershausen
Coordinates: 50 ° 36 ′ 1 ″  N , 10 ° 22 ′ 16 ″  E
Height : 301 m above sea level NN
Residents : 350  (2012)
Incorporation : 1st January 1974
Postal code : 98639
Area code : 03693
Melkers (Thuringia)

Location of Melkers in Thuringia

Village church
Village church

Melkers is a district of Rippershausen in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district in Thuringia .


Melkers is located east of Rippershausen at the foot of the Herpfer Forest and in the Herpf valley . The district can be reached by public transport via state road 1124 ( Meiningen - Tann ) and district road 2520.


The village was first mentioned on October 4th, 1309. In Melkers, which belonged to the Henneberg office of Wasungen , the Counts of Henneberg -Schleusingen had possessions as early as 1317. Further acquisitions of goods followed in 1335. However, most of the place later passed into noble hands, but was still under the protection of the office, which from 1680 belonged to the Duchy of Saxony-Meiningen . The most favorable jurisdiction lay with the Lords of Diemar.

The district had a population of 350 people in 2012.

Web links

Commons : Melkers  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wolfgang Kahl : First mention of Thuringian towns and villages. A manual. 5th, improved and considerably enlarged edition. Rockstuhl, Bad Langensalza 2010, ISBN 978-3-86777-202-0 , p. 178.
  2. ^ Description of the Wasungen office .