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Flag of Vogelsbergkreis
Coat of arms of Vogelsbergkreis
Coat of arms
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Country Germany
Adm. regionGießen
 • Total1,458.97 km2 (563.31 sq mi)
 • Total118,067
 • Density80.9249/km2 (209.5945/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationVB

The Vogelsbergkreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany.


The district was created in 1972 by merging the former districts Alsfeld and Lauterbach.


The main feature of the district is the Vogelsberg, an extinct volcano, last active 7 million years ago.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The lion in the bottom half is the lion of Hesse. The lilies in the upper part show the flowers of the martagon lily (German Türkenbund, Lilium martagon), a rare plant which grows in some protected areas of the district. The flowers were taken from the coat of arms of the Lauterbach district.

Towns and municipalities

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Towns Municipalities
  1. Alsfeld
  2. Grebenau
  3. Herbstein
  4. Homberg (Ohm)
  5. Kirtorf
  6. Lauterbach
  7. Romrod
  8. Schlitz
  9. Schotten
  10. Ulrichstein
  1. Antrifttal
  2. Feldatal
  3. Freiensteinau
  4. Gemünden
  5. Grebenhain
  6. Lautertal
  7. Mücke
  8. Schwalmtal
  9. Wartenberg

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