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Goldener Hut in Schifferstadt 1.jpg
Coat of arms of Schifferstadt
Coat of arms
Schifferstadt  is located in Germany
Location of Schifferstadt within Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis district
Karte Schifferstadt.png
Coordinates: 49°23′N 8°22′E / 49.383°N 8.367°E / 49.383; 8.367Coordinates: 49°23′N 8°22′E / 49.383°N 8.367°E / 49.383; 8.367
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis
 • Mayor Ilona Volk (Alliance '90/The Greens)
 • Total 28.04 km2 (10.83 sq mi)
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 19,701
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67105
Dialling codes 06235
Vehicle registration RP

Schifferstadt (Palatine German: Schiwwerschdadd) is a town in the Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. If not including Ludwigshafen (the district free city that is the capital of Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis), Schifferstadt is the only urban municipality in the Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis.

It is situated approximately 12 km southwest of Ludwigshafen and 6 km northwest of Speyer.


In 1835 the Golden Hat of Schifferstadt was found nearby, the oldest of four known hats of that kind, dated to 1400-1300 BC.


  • 1945–1946: Arnulf Kaufmann
  • 1946–1949: Valentin Stahl (CDU)
  • 1949–1971: Adam Teutsch (CDU)
  • 1971–1975: Theo Magin (CDU), born 1932
  • 1975–1995: Josef Sold (CDU)
  • 1995–2003: Edwin Mayer (CDU)
  • 2003–2011: Klaus Sattel (FWG)
  • since 2011: Ilona Volk (The Greens), born 1963, first green mayor in Rhineland-Palatinate

Population development[edit]

Year Inhabitants
1815 1.836
1835 2.994
1871 3.995
1905 7.505
1939 11.315
1950 13.242
Year Inhabitants
1961 15.636
1970 17.148
1987 17.322
1997 18.955
2005 19.242
2014 19,522

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the coat of arms of Schifferstadt is: „In Blau ein stilisiertes goldenes Schiff mit vorne angelehntem, aufrechtem goldenem Ruder, daraus wachsend ein silbernes Kreuz.“ “In blue a stylized golden ship, with an upright golden oar, and a silver cross”

Town twinning[edit]


Honorary citizen[edit]

  • 1969: Wilfried Dietrich (1933-1992), Olympic champion in wrestling, called the Crane of Schifferstadt "

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

People who have worked in the city[edit]

  • Hieronymus Bock (1498-1554), botanist and theologian, lived on a temporary basis
  • Albert Ferber (1923-2010), German semi-heavyweight champion (Wrestling)
  • Hans-Jürgen Veil (born 1946), Olympic silver medal winner 1972 in the wrestling (VfK Schifferstadt)
  • Markus Scherer (born 1962 in Ludwigshafen), Olympic silver medal winner 1984 in the wrestling (VfK Schifferstadt)
  • Claudio Passarelli (born 1965 in Ludwigshafen), wrestler and world champion of 1989

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