The Wetteraukreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Landkreis Gießen, Vogelsbergkreis, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, district-free Stadt Frankfurt, Hochtaunuskreis and Lahn-Dill-Kreis.

Adm. regionDarmstadt
  Total1,101.71 km2 (425.37 sq mi)
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationFB, BÜD


The district was created in 1972 when the two districts Friedberg and Büdingen were merged.


The district is located between the Taunus mountains and the Vogelsberg volcanic mountain. The main rivers of the district are the Nidda River and the Wetter River.

Coat of arms

The imperial eagle in the top of the coat of arms was chosen because the Wetterau was imperial possession in the past. The bars in the bottom derive from the lords of Isenburg-Büdingen, who owned most of the area. The wavy line depicts the river Wetter which flows through the capital Friedberg.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Nauheim
  2. Bad Vilbel
  3. Büdingen
  4. Butzbach
  5. Florstadt
  6. Friedberg
  7. Gedern
  8. Karben
  9. Münzenberg
  10. Nidda
  11. Niddatal
  12. Ortenberg
  13. Reichelsheim
  14. Rosbach vor der Höhe
  1. Altenstadt
  2. Echzell
  3. Glauburg
  4. Hirzenhain
  5. Kefenrod
  6. Limeshain
  7. Ober-Mörlen
  8. Ranstadt
  9. Rockenberg
  10. Wölfersheim
  11. Wöllstadt


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