Rippershausen is a municipality in the district Schmalkalden- Meiningen in Frankish dominated the south of Thuringia. Fulfilling community for Rippershausen is the town of Meiningen.

  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Mayor


Rippershausen is located 5 kilometers west of the county town of Meiningen and the Werra valley in the foothills of the Rhön.

Community structure

To Rippershausen include the districts Solz and milker.


Until 1513 there was a castle on the spornartigem foothills of the mountain pine. From it are hardly radicals present. The successor building is a plain formerly umwalltes building. The 1183 referred to Gottfried Solz was in the service of the Counts of Henneberg and thus confirms the existence of the castle. His family died out in 1274. Heritage were those of Wolfe, of Herbilstadt and marshal. These have their fiefs transferred to the Bishop of Würzburg. Wolf of Herbilstadt was robber baron, so his castle was destroyed by the hen salvors and later built the bridge subsequently. Later Mr. von Baumbach had her knight seat in place.

The place belonged to the ancient possession of the county of Henneberg and was in when the Counts of Henneberg - Schleusingen in 1583, together with the low jurisdiction in aristocratic hands, but was one of the country's sovereignty according to the Official Maßfeld. He came up with this in 1680 to the Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen.

The district was affected Solz 1611-1622 of witch hunts: Six people were charged in the witch trials, four people were executed by two processes is the starting unknown. The first victim was in 1611 Margaret, widow of Hans jewelry.


Parish council

The municipal council of Rippershausen is composed of eight council women and councilors.

  • SPD 3 seats
  • FWV 2 seats
  • FW 3 seats

(As at municipal election 2009)


The 2010 elected honorary mayor Werner peel has resigned due to serious illness November 15, 2012, and died on 23 November 2012. Took office until the next election Eberhard Witzel.