Annweiler am Trifels

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Annweiler am Trifels
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Coat of arms of Annweiler am Trifels
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Annweiler am Trifels   is located in Germany
Annweiler am Trifels
Annweiler am Trifels
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
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc. Annweiler am Trifels
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Wollenweber (SPD)
Area
 • Total 39.87 km2 (15.39 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,926
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76855
Dialling codes 06346
Vehicle registration SÜW
Website www.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, and on the railway from Landau to Pirmasens.

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 Leon was imprisoned from 31 March to 19 April 1193.

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

In an 1911 edition of the Brockhaus Enzyklopädie, the area around Annweiler was referred to as "Pfälzer Schweiz".[2]

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:

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

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