Rimbach, Hesse

Rimbach in the Odenwald is a community in the Bergstraße district in southern Hesse, Germany.

Rimbach (Odenwald)
Coat of arms of Rimbach (Odenwald)
Coat of arms
Location of Rimbach (Odenwald) within Bergstraße district
Groß-RohrheimZwingenbergBiblisViernheimLampertheimBürstadtEinhausenLorschBensheimLautertalLindenfelsHeppenheimHeppenheimFürthGrasellenbachRimbachMörlenbachWald-MichelbachBirkenauAbtsteinachGorxheimertalHirschhornNeckarsteinachMichelbuchRhineland-PalatinateBaden-WürttembergGroß-Gerau (district)Darmstadt-DieburgOdenwaldkreisRimbach in HP.svg
About this image
Rimbach (Odenwald) is located in Germany
Rimbach (Odenwald)
Rimbach (Odenwald)
Rimbach (Odenwald) is located in Hesse
Rimbach (Odenwald)
Rimbach (Odenwald)
Coordinates: 49°37′24″N 8°45′36″E / 49.62333°N 8.76000°E / 49.62333; 8.76000Coordinates: 49°37′24″N 8°45′36″E / 49.62333°N 8.76000°E / 49.62333; 8.76000
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictBergstraße
Government
 • MayorHolger Schmitt ((PuB))
Area
 • Total23.16 km2 (8.94 sq mi)
Elevation
174 m (571 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,610
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
64666–64668
Dialling codes06253
Vehicle registrationHP
Websitewww.rimbach-odw.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The community lies in the Odenwald some 30 km north of Heidelberg and about 35 km northeast of Mannheim. It is found on Bundesstraße 38, and through it flows the Weschnitz.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Rimbach borders in the north on the community of Fürth, in the east on the community of Grasellenbach, in the southeast on the community of Wald-Michelbach, in the south on the community of Mörlenbach and in the west on the town of Heppenheim.

Twinned Town with Little Haywood

England

Constituent communitiesEdit

Rimbach’s Ortsteile are Albersbach, Lauten-Weschnitz, Mitlechtern, Münschbach, Unter-Mengelbach and Zotzenbach.

ClimateEdit

Owing to its location in Bergstraße district, a mild climate prevails in Rimbach, which often leads to what in Germany is a very early blossoming of the almond trees.

HistoryEdit

In 795, Rimbach had its first documentary mention, and in 1995 it celebrated its 1,200-year jubilee.

PoliticsEdit

Community councilEdit

The municipal election in 2011 yielded the following results:

Parties and
voter communities
%
2011
Seats
2011
%
2006
Seats
2006
%
2001
Seats
2001
SPD 42,6 11 52,1 16 46,3 14
CDU 25,5 6 23,2 7 25,2 8
GRÜNE 13,8 4 5,4 2 5,0 2
Freie Wählergemeinschaft 13,8 3 9,0 3 9,9 3
FDP 4,4 1 5,8 2 6,1 2
Unabhängige Bürger Liste 4,5 1 7,6 2
total 100,0 25 100,0 31 100,0 31
Voter turnout in % 52,7 64,2 57,6

MayorEdit

Mayor Holger Schmitt (PuB) was elected in 2012 with 69.1% of the vote.

Town partnershipsEdit

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Rimbach lies on the Weschnitztalbahn (railway) from Weinheim to Fürth in the Odenwald.

Moreover, Bundesstraße 38 runs through Rimbach. The Saukopftunnel, dedicated in 1999, made it possible to detour around Birkenau on Bundesstraße 38a, improving Rimbach’s road link with Weinheim and the Autobahn network. A new bottleneck, however, has cropped up at Mörlenbach, whose bypass is being planned.

EducationEdit

 
Martin-Luther-Schule (Gymnasium)

Culture and sightseeingEdit

TheatreEdit

  • K.U.S.S. - Martin-Luther-Schule students’ theatre
  • Jugendbühne - Martin-Luther-Schule students’ theatre
  • Center Stage - English Theater - Martin-Luther-Schule students’ theatre
  • Grünes Theater - KSG Mitlechtern

Regular eventsEdit

  • Rimbescher Kerwe (church consecration festival)
  • Rimbacher Pfingstmarkt (Whitsun market)
  • Rimbacher Herbst (Autumn)
  • Rimbacher Frühling (Spring)
  • Schwarzwurzelfastnacht in Rimbach (“Black Sausage Carnival”)
  • Nikolausparty in Rimbach

Youth groupsEdit

  • Katholische Junge Gemeinde (KJG) St. Elisabeth Rimbach (a tent camp every year)
  • Christliche Pfadfinderschaft im CPD (Scouting)[citation needed]
  • Jugendfeuerwehr (youth fire brigade)
  • Jugendrotkreuz (Red Cross)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit