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Merkers-Kieselbach is a former municipality in the Wartburgkreis district of Thuringia, Germany. Since 31 December 2013, it is part of the municipality Krayenberggemeinde.GeographyMerkers-Kieselbach lies on either side of the River Werra near the Thüringer Wald and Rhön hills. It contains the settlements of Merkers, Kieselbach and Kambachsmühle.HistoryKieselbach was first mentioned 1155 in a deed from Kloster Hersfeld, and Merkers in 1308.Merkers-Kieselbach was formed in 1994 by merging the two village councils. but didn't last long, as in 2013 it too merged with the neighbouring Dorndorf forming Krayenberggemeinde.The ceremonial coat-of arms of the authority was designed in 1994 by the heraldic designer Uwe Reipert. The "Wellenbalken or silver fess wavy" with "Kieseln- golden stones" symbolises the word Kieselbach, the castle symbolises the Krayenburg Crossed miners hammers and a green hill are included.Population statisticsPopulation Data source: Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik - Taken on 31 DecemberLast CouncilThe last Merkers-Kieselbach chamber had 16 elected members: FWG Merkers-Kieselbach: 5 members CDU: 5 members LINKE: 4 members SPD: 1 member GRÜNE: 1 memberData source: Kommunalwahl am 7 June 2009.Use our Germany day trip site to arrange your visit to Merkers and any other destinations in Germany that take your fancy.
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