Ramberg, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Ramberg
Coat of arms of Ramberg
Coat of arms
Ramberg is located in Germany
Ramberg
Ramberg
Coordinates: 49°15′44″N 8°00′34″E / 49.26222°N 8.00944°E / 49.26222; 8.00944Coordinates: 49°15′44″N 8°00′34″E / 49.26222°N 8.00944°E / 49.26222; 8.00944
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc. Annweiler am Trifels
Government
 • Mayor Dieter Schwarzmann
Area
 • Total 7.75 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Elevation 237 m (778 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 978
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76857
Dialling codes 06345
Vehicle registration SÜW
Website www.ramberg.de

Ramberg is a municipality in Südliche Weinstraße district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

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Ramberg lies in the Palatine Forest Nature Park around 7 km (as the crow flies) north-northeast of Annweiler am Trifels. The Dernbach stream, a tributary of the Eisbach, flows through the village from north to south direction and the village itself is surrounded by forested hills. A few hundred metres north of the built-up area is the valley of Holpertal.

On the Schlossberg ("castle hill"), which rises above the village, are the ruins of the castle of Ramburg. Other ruins near Ramberg are: Frankenfelsen Castle, Meistersel Castle and Neuscharfeneck Castle. Prominent hills within the municipality include the Drenselberg (524 m), the Schindl Kopf (510 m) and the Hühnerkopf (477 m).

Its neighbouring villages - clockwise - are Roschbach, Edesheim, Rhodt unter Rietburg, Weyher in der Pfalz, Edesheim, Hainfeld (Pfalz), Burrweiler, Flemlingen, Dernbach (Pfalz), Böchingen, Walsheim and Burrweiler.

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