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Coordinates: 50 ° 36 '  N , 10 ° 21'  E

Basic data
State : Thuringia
County : Schmalkalden-Meiningen
Fulfilling municipality : Meiningen
Height : 335 m above sea level NHN
Area : 11.5 km 2
Residents: 821 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 71 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 98639
Area code : 03693
License plate : SM, MGN
Community key : 16 0 66 056
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Schlossplatz 1
98617 Meiningen
Mayor : Frank Bandemer
Location of the municipality of Rippershausen in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen
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Rippershausen is a municipality in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen in the Franconian south of Thuringia . The town of Meiningen is the fulfilling municipality for Rippershausen .


Rippershausen is about five kilometers west of the district town of Meiningen and the Werra valley in the foreland of the Rhön .

The districts of Solz and Melkers belong to Rippershausen .


A castle stood on the spur-like foothills of the Tannenberg until 1513. There are hardly any remains of it. The successor building is a simple, formerly walled building. Gottfried Solz, named in 1183, was in the service of the Counts of Henneberg and thus confirms the existence of the castle. His family died out in 1274. Heirs were those of Wolfe, Herbilstadt and Marschalk . These have given their fiefdom to the Bishop of Würzburg . Wolf von Herbilstadt became a robber baron, so his castle was destroyed by the Hennebergers and the successor building was built later. Later the Lords of Baumbach had their knight seat in the village.

The place belonged to the old property of the County of Henneberg and when the Counts of Henneberg - Schleusingen died out in 1583, including the jurisdiction of lower jurisdiction, it was in noble hands, but belonged to the Amt of Maßfeld under sovereignty . With this he came to the Duchy of Saxony-Meiningen in 1680 .

The district of Solz was affected by the persecution of witches from 1611 to 1622 : six people were indicted in the witch trials , four people were executed, and the outcome of two trials is unknown. The first victim in 1611 was Margaretha, Hans Schmuck's widow.


Municipal council

The council of Rippershausen consists of 8 councilors.

(As of: local election on May 26, 2019)


The honorary mayor elected in 2010, Werner Schäl, resigned on November 15, 2012 due to serious illness and died on November 23, 2012. His office was initially taken over by Eberhard Witzel, who was confirmed in a new election on March 3, 2013.

In the local elections on May 26, 2019, Frank Bandemer prevailed against the former incumbent Eberhard Witzel as the new mayor.


Rippershausen is a municipality that is characterized by agriculture , craft and mechanical engineering as well as waste disposal and has a relatively large number of jobs compared to the number of inhabitants. The most important companies in the community include Poels Schweinzucht, Willi Elbe Group and Schmalkalden Stadtreinigung.


Rippershausen is crossed by Kreisstraße 2520 and is therefore directly connected to the towns of Melkers , Stepfershausen and Solz .

Fire protection and medical facilities

The Rippershausen volunteer fire brigade is located in the municipality of Rippershausen and has two locations, one in Rippershausen itself and the other in the neighboring village of Melkers. Both guards are responsible for the entire community, but also move out to the neighboring communities when requested.

Furthermore, there has been an ambulance station in Rippershausen since September 1, 2016 , provided by the Meiningen DRK district association.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Population of the municipalities from the Thuringian State Office for Statistics  ( help on this ).
  2. Thomas Bienert: Medieval castles in Thuringia. 430 castles, castle ruins and fortifications. Wartberg Verlag, Gudensberg-Gleichen 2000, ISBN 3-86134-631-1 , p. 262.
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  4. Oliver Benkert: Rippershausen stands for a new mayor election. In: November 21, 2012, accessed July 3, 2013 .
  5. ↑ Ambulance service leaves Wasungen . Werra-Bote,