Gleicherwiesen

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Gleicherwiesen
Ortsteil of Gleichamberg
Coat of arms of Gleicherwiesen
Coat of arms
Gleicherwiesen   is located in Germany
Gleicherwiesen
Gleicherwiesen
Coordinates: 50°21′48″N 10°38′2″E / 50.36333°N 10.63389°E / 50.36333; 10.63389Coordinates: 50°21′48″N 10°38′2″E / 50.36333°N 10.63389°E / 50.36333; 10.63389
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Hildburghausen
Municipality Gleichamberg
Population
 • Total 350
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 98646
Dialling codes 036875
Vehicle registration HBN
Website http://www.stadt-roemhild.de/gemeindeteile/gleicherwiesen.html
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Gleicherwiesen in Thuringia is a part of the Gemeinde Gleichamberg.

History[edit]

First mentioned in 1100 under the name Glychon, in 1182 Glychon an der Wysen (today Gleicherwiesen) and Glychon am Berg (today Gleichamberg) are referenced. Over much of history, the village was under control of von Bibra family (c.1356 - 1850). Much of the manor house still exists.

The village received the right to hold a market in 1743 and commerce flourished. Before World War I, about one third of the population was Jewish. A Jewish cemetery is outside of town.

The church, which stands somewhat in the middle of the village, was built onto the tower in 1843.

Coat of arms[edit]

The beaver is the symbol of the von Bibra (Bibra is old German word for beaver), who owned the village for a long time. The linden tree symbolises the ancient linden tree in the village. The green and silver division of the shield symbolises the meadows and pastures (Wiesen).

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