Gießen (IPA: [ˈgiːsən]) is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany.
Coat of arms
||The coat of arms shows a wooden triangle in the top, depicting the traditional house style. In the bottom there is the symbol of the Saint Antonius order, which founded a monastery in Grünberg in 1242, and also supported the foundation of the university on Gießen in 1607.
Towns and municipalities