Annweiler am Trifels

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Annweiler am Trifels
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Annweiler am Trifels
Coat of arms
Annweiler am Trifels is located in Germany
Annweiler am Trifels
Annweiler am Trifels
Location of Annweiler am Trifels within Südliche Weinstraße district
Annweiler am Trifels in SÜW.svg
Coordinates: 49°12′N 7°58′E / 49.200°N 7.967°E / 49.200; 7.967Coordinates: 49°12′N 7°58′E / 49.200°N 7.967°E / 49.200; 7.967
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictSüdliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc.Annweiler am Trifels
Government
 • MayorThomas Wollenweber (SPD)
Area
 • Total39.87 km2 (15.39 sq mi)
Elevation179 m (587 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,114
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes76855
Dialling codes06346
Vehicle registrationSÜW
Websitewww.annweiler.de

Annweiler am Trifels (About this sound ), or Annweiler is a town in the Südliche Weinstraße district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the river Queich, 12 km west of Landau. Annweiler am Trifels station is on the Landau–Saarbrücken railway.

Annweiler is situated in the Southern part of the Palatinate forest called the Wasgau, and is surrounded by high hills which yield a famous red sandstone. The town's main industry is tourism. On the Sonnenberg (493 m) lie the ruins of the castle of Trifels, in which Richard Coeur de Lion was imprisoned from 31 March to 19 April 1193.[2]

Annweiler is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") of Annweiler am Trifels.

In a 1911 edition of the Brockhaus Enzyklopädie, the area around Annweiler was referred to as "Pfälzer Schweiz".[3]

Protestant church at the Marktplatz
Annweiler am Trifels
Annweiler am Trifels
Annweiler am Trifels

Mayors[edit]

  • Christian Sieben (1815–1832)
  • Heinrich Pasquay (1832–1833)
  • Abraham Noe (1833–1835)
  • Heinrich Mühlhäuser (1837–1848)
  • Wilhelm Köstner (1848–1851)
  • Matthäus Künkele (1852)
  • Georg Jacoby (1853–1858)
  • Philipp Streccius (1871–1874)
  • Karl Culmann (1875–1877)
  • Georg Jacoby (1877–1885)
  • August Pasquay (1885–1899)
  • Philipp Daniel Bartz (1900–1913)
  • Jean Meyer (1913–1918)
  • Philipp Mergenthaler (1918–1919)
  • Adolf Hoffmann (1920–1921)
  • Heinrich Gotthold (1921)
  • Konrad Bretz (1921–1928)
  • Friedrich Orth (1928–1933)
  • Karl Becker (1933)
  • Richard Bärsch (1933–1935)
  • Friedrich Peters (1935–1940)
  • Richard Bärsch (1940–1945)
  • Eduard Diehlmann (1945–1946)
  • Friedrich Hofäcker (1946–1956)
  • Theo Leyendecker (1956–1969)
  • Hans Stöcklein (1969–1987)
  • Peter Weber (1987–1994)
  • Gert Rillmann (1994–2004)
  • Thomas Wollenweber (2004 – )

Notable residents[edit]

International relations[edit]

Annweiler am Trifels is twinned with:

Cardboard factory in Sarnstall

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Anweiler". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 158.
  3. ^ Entry for Annweiler in the German "Brockhaus Kleines Konversations-Lexikon" from 1911

References[edit]

  • Biundo, Georg, Georg; Hess, Hans (1968). Annweiler - Geschichte einer alten Reichsstadt. Mannheim: Studio Hruschka.
  • Kölsch, Hans-Joachim; Sonja Pfundstein (2004). Annweiler - Zeitsprünge. Oaklands Book.