Allenfeld

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Allenfeld
Coat of arms of Allenfeld
Coat of arms
Allenfeld   is located in Germany
Allenfeld
Allenfeld
Coordinates: 49°52′2″N 7°40′5″E / 49.86722°N 7.66806°E / 49.86722; 7.66806Coordinates: 49°52′2″N 7°40′5″E / 49.86722°N 7.66806°E / 49.86722; 7.66806
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bad Kreuznach
Municipal assoc. Rüdesheim
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Rohr
Area
 • Total 2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Elevation 375 m (1,230 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 192
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55595
Dialling codes 06756
Vehicle registration KH
Municipal hall in the village core

Allenfeld is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rüdesheim, whose seat is in the municipality of Rüdesheim an der Nahe.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Allenfeld lies in the southern Hunsrück, between the Soonwald and the Gauchswald. Its elevation is 375 m above sea level and its municipal area measures 2.98 km².

History[edit]

The village’s name first cropped up in 1438 as Aldenfeld in the Sponheim taxation book. Beginning no later than the 12th century, Allenfeld belonged to the County of Sponheim and in the 13th century was grouped into the newly formed administrative entity called the Amt of Winterburg, which as of 1416 belonged to the so-called “Hinder” County of Sponheim-Starkenburg.[2]

Population development[edit]

The table shows Allenfeld’s population development. The figures in the table from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:[3]

Year Inhabitants
1815 177
1835 204
1871 189
1905 175
1939 141
Year Inhabitants
1950 149
1961 142
1970 149
1987 142
2005 193

Religion[edit]

As at 31 August 2013, there are 195 full-time residents in Allenfeld, and of those, 106 are Evangelical (54.359%), 35 are Catholic (17.949%) and 54 (27.692%) either have no religion or will not reveal their religious affiliation.[4]

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[5]

Mayor[edit]

Allenfeld’s mayor is Bernd Rohr, and his deputies are Friedhelm Lenhart and Hans-Jürgen Fett.[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess gules a plough Or and chequy of twelve gules and argent.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:[7]

  • Brunnenstraße 18 – timber-frame building with half-hipped roof, partly slated, marked 1833
  • On Kreisstraße 28 – signpost, Classicist sandstone obelisk, about 1820
  • On Landesstraße 238 – signpost, Classicist sandstone obelisk, about 1820
  • On Landesstraße 238 – signpost, Classicist sandstone obelisk, about 1820

Sport and leisure[edit]

A particular highlight in Allenfeld is the cycle path that follows the old right-of-way once used by the former Kreuznacher Kleinbahnen, a narrow gauge railway network that closed in 1936. The path snakes its way along one side of the Gräfenbach, coming back along the other side of the Ellerbach valley. The path reaches its highest point in Allenfeld at some 370 m above sea level. Also found here is the old Allenfeld winepress, which was once used to press the fruit from the meadow orchards, which was then made into must.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.