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Saint Michael Church
Saint Michael Church
Coat of arms of Rheinzabern
Coat of arms
Rheinzabern is located in Germany
Location of Rheinzabern within Germersheim district
Rheinzabern in GER.svg
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
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Germersheim
Municipal assoc. Jockgrim
 • Mayor Gerhard Beil (CDU)
 • Total 12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Elevation 113 m (371 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,010
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76764
Dialling codes 07272
Vehicle registration GER
Website www.rheinzabern.de

Rheinzabern is a small town in the south-east of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany near the Rhine river. Currently, Rheinzabern, that belongs to the "Landkreis Germersheim" (District of Germersheim) has approx. 4500 inhabitants living on an area of 12,75 square kilometres. Rheinzabern station is on Schifferstadt–Wörth railway and is served by the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.

Rhenanae Tabernae[edit]

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.

Notable citizens[edit]

On the web[edit]

Rheinzabern online (German)


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.