Rheinzabern is a small town in the south-east of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany near the Rhine river. Currently, Rheinzabern, that belongs to the District of Germersheim has approx. 5000 inhabitants living on an area of 12,75 square kilometres.

Coat of arms of Rheinzabern
Coat of arms
Location of Rheinzabern within Germersheim district
Rheinzabern in GER.svg
Rheinzabern is located in Germany
Rheinzabern is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Coordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°E / 49.11944; 8.27944Coordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°E / 49.11944; 8.27944
Municipal assoc.Jockgrim
 • MayorAlexandra Hirsch (independent)
113 m (371 ft)
 • Total5,001
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07272

Rhenanae TabernaeEdit

The Latin term "Rhenanae Tabernae" literally means "tavern" and "Rhine". Hence Rheinzabern was founded as a place of rest for travellers on Roman roads. Founded some 1950 years ago as "Rhenanae Tabernae" along a Roman road, it is known for its Samian ware production. Remnants of the production are still visible and there is a local museum dedicated to pottery and Roman culture.

Economy and infrastructureEdit


The village has a rural character and has been agricultural for a long time. Rheinzabern now presents itself as a residential community in the vicinity of the large economic areas of Rhine-Neckar and Karlsruhe. Rheinzabern has a solid infrastructure with many craft and agricultural businesses.


The village can be reached from the east via the Bundesstraße 9 and from the west, the connection via the A 65 motorway is the „Kandel-Mitte“ exit.
Rheinzabern station is on Schifferstadt–Wörth railway and is served by the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.

Partnership of citiesEdit

A partnership is maintained with the five French communes of Chalmoux, Cronat, Mont, Saint-Aubin-sur-Loire and Vitry-sur-Loire (Communauté de communes entre Somme et Loire) in Burgundy.[2]

Notable citizensEdit

  • Paul Fagius (1504–1549), reformer
  • Philipp von Pfeiffer (1830–1908), capitular in Speyer
  • Maximilian Josef Pfeiffer (1875–1926), politician
  • Anton Pfeiffer (1888–1957), politician (BVP, CSU) and diplomat
  • Columba Baumgartner (1912–2007), abbess
  • Reiner Marz (born 1958), politician (GRÜNE)
  • Hans Kantereit (born 1959), author
  • Philipp Jakob Gillmann, priest
  • Elisabeth Langgässer (1899–1950), author
  • Manuel Hornig (born 18 December 1982), soccer player
  • Barbara Schleicher-Rothmund (born 14 February 1959), politician
  • Florian Bauer (born 28 April 1982), musician
  • Thomas Gebhart (born 1971, politician)

On the webEdit

Rheinzabern online (German)


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
  2. ^ rheinzabern.com Abgerufen am 9. März 2019, 15:30