Leimen, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Coat of arms of Leimen
Coat of arms
Leimen is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 7°46′12″E / 49.27611°N 7.77000°E / 49.27611; 7.77000Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 7°46′12″E / 49.27611°N 7.77000°E / 49.27611; 7.77000
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südwestpfalz
Municipal assoc. Rodalben
Subdivisions 2
 • Mayor Karl Rösel (CDU)
 • Total 29.22 km2 (11.28 sq mi)
Elevation 459 m (1,506 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 981
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66978
Dialling codes 06397
Vehicle registration PS
Website www.leimen-pfalz.de

Leimen is a municipality in the district of Südwestpfalz in the German state of Rhineland-Pfalz. It is located between the cities of Kaiserslautern and Pirmasens, and is situated in the heart of the Pfaelzerwald (Palatinate Forest).

Leimen was founded before 1152 under the auspices of the Benedictine cloister of Herbitzheim. Possession of Leimen later passed to the Counts of Leiningen, who administered the region from their seat at Gräfenstein Castle.


  • 850 Jahre Leimen - Die Geschichte einer Gemeinde in Pfaelzerwald, 2002