|Municipal assoc.||Bad Bergzabern|
|• Mayor||Fritz Beck|
|• Total||15.37 km2 (5.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||192 m (630 ft)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality of Oberotterbach also includes the settlements of Brendelsmühle and Heidenbrunnenhof.
The village was first mentioned in 992 in a deed of grant from emperor Otto III to Selz Abbey located in the Alsace region.
The local council Gemeinderat in Oberotterbach consists of 16 members, who were elected on 7 June 2009 and work for the voluntary mayor as their chairman.
Coat of ArmsEdit
The blazon of the coat of arms are: „Parteed and separated above, documented with the silver heart shield , within a red armoured and defeated blue lion, on top heraldic in black a red armoured and defeated gold lion. On top on the left it is silver and blue lozenged, located at the bottom in green is a silver silberner an angular wave bar aside from silver spheres“.
It was approved by the Bavarian imperial governor in 1938 and dates back to a seal from 1558.
Culture and SightsEdit
- Ruin of Guttenberg Castle located in the Mundat Forest; Staeffelsberg Tower (observation tower, 1887)
- Westwall-Hiking Trail – comprising a ten-kilometre-long hiking trail along blasted bunkers and war trenches established in June 2009.
- Home of Manuel Peter (scientist)
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
- Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz – Amtliches Verzeichnis der Gemeinden und Gemeindeteile Archived 2015-11-25 at the Wayback Machine, Seite 101 (PDF; 2,16 MB)
- KommWis, Stand: 30. November 2007 Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Karl Heinz Debus: Das große Wappenbuch der Pfalz. Neustadt an der Weinstraße 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3
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