Weingarten, Rhineland-Palatinate

About this soundWeingarten  is a municipality in the district of Germersheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Weingarten
Coat of arms of Weingarten
Coat of arms
Location of Weingarten within Germersheim district
Weingarten (Pfalz) in GER.svg
Weingarten is located in Germany
Weingarten
Weingarten
Weingarten is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Weingarten
Weingarten
Coordinates: 49°15′34″N 08°17′12″E / 49.25944°N 8.28667°E / 49.25944; 8.28667Coordinates: 49°15′34″N 08°17′12″E / 49.25944°N 8.28667°E / 49.25944; 8.28667
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
Municipal assoc.Lingenfeld
Government
 • MayorThomas Krauß
Area
 • Total6.67 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Elevation
123 m (404 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,878
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
67366
Dialling codes06344
Vehicle registrationGER
Websiteweingarten-pfalz.de

GeographyEdit

Weingarten lies 12 km west of Germersheim, about 16 km northeast of Landau, and about 13 km southwest of Speyer.

HistoryEdit

Weingarten is one of the oldest settlements in Vorderpfalz (the eastern part of Pfalz that lies in the Rhine valley). It is mentioned in the records of Lorsch in 771. The nobles of Weingarten lived in the Schloßberg starting in 1226. It was destroyed in 1525. In 1536, Weingarten became Protestant, and the present Lutheran church dates from the first half of the 16th century. The west tower is somewhat older.

Archaeological findings date occupation of the site to the Bronze Age, with Roman remnants, as well.[2]

EconomyEdit

As its name implies, this is a wine-making area with extensive vineyards. Weingarten lies near the Deutsche Weinstraße, a well-known tourist route through the Pfalz vineyards and the Pfalzer Wald.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
  2. ^ weingarten-pfalz.de Town website