Kandel is a town in the Germersheim district of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, near the border with France and approximately 18 km north-west of Karlsruhe, and 15 km south-east of Landau.

Town centre
Town centre
Coat of arms of Kandel
Coat of arms
Location of Kandel within Germersheim district
Kandel in GER.svg
Kandel is located in Germany
Kandel is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Coordinates: 49°5′N 8°12′E / 49.083°N 8.200°E / 49.083; 8.200Coordinates: 49°5′N 8°12′E / 49.083°N 8.200°E / 49.083; 8.200
Municipal assoc.Kandel
 • MayorGünther Tielebörger (SPD)
 • Total26.64 km2 (10.29 sq mi)
123 m (404 ft)
 • Total9,061
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07275
Vehicle registrationGER

Kandel is twinned with the small Lancashire town of Whitworth.

Kandel is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Kandel.

Coat of arms meaningEdit

Star: Celestial goodness, noble person, leadership, excellence.

Sword: Justice and military honour.

Sky-Blue (Azure): Truth and loyalty. The following overview contains important personalities with reference to Kandel (Pfalz) ', arranged by honorary citizens, person born in the city, or who have worked in Kandel. The list does not claim to be complete.

Stabbing attackEdit

In a stabbing attack on 27 December 2017 an allegedly 15-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan murdered his former girlfriend of the same age in a drugstore. The case made international headlines.[2][3]

Honorary CitizensEdit

  • 1980: Maria Wiesheu (Sister Himeria), a member of the Order of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer, a province of Palatinate, Esthal, a long time active as a nurse in Kandel
  • 1991: Oskar Böhm († 2001), 1955-1989 Mayor of the city of Kandel, 1972-1981 Mayor of the Association of Kandel

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

Before 1900Edit

20th centuryEdit

Persons who have worked on the groundEdit

  • Albert Hilger, (1839-1905), completed on the spot starting from 1854 a pharmacist teaching


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Germany: Afghan teen in custody over fatal stabbing, ABCnews
  3. ^ Benhold, Katrin (17 January 2017). "A Girl's Killing Puts Germany's Migration Policy on Trial". New York Times. Retrieved 18 January 2018.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Kandel at Wikimedia Commons