The Vogelsbergkreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Schwalm-Eder, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Fulda, Main-Kinzig, Wetteraukreis, Gießen and Marburg-Biedenkopf.
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
||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
Coordinates: 50°39′N 9°16′E / 50.650°N 9.267°E