Schweisweiler

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Schweisweiler
Coat of arms of Schweisweiler
Coat of arms
Schweisweiler   is located in Germany
Schweisweiler
Schweisweiler
Coordinates: 49°35′27.21″N 7°49′25.74″E / 49.5908917°N 7.8238167°E / 49.5908917; 7.8238167Coordinates: 49°35′27.21″N 7°49′25.74″E / 49.5908917°N 7.8238167°E / 49.5908917; 7.8238167
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Donnersbergkreis
Municipal assoc. Winnweiler
Government
 • Mayor Heiko Haas
Area
 • Total 4.85 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 334
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67808
Dialling codes 06302
Vehicle registration KIB

Schweisweiler is a municipality in the Donnersbergkreis district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Historic Buildings and Monuments[edit]

There are ten historic buildings in Schweisweiler including four wood beamed houses dating from the 1780s, the village church, and the local community hall. Additionally, there are five monuments within the local area that are within a moderate walking distance. The historic buildings and a local area map showing the monuments are included on an informational board on the street across from the community hall.

Museum[edit]

Leo's Tenne is both a museum and a meeting place with seating for up to 50 people. The museum has a wealth tools and equipment on display that show crafts prevalent in the local area over 100 years ago. Of interest are the Agricultural, Foundry and Blacksmith tools that still can be used to demonstrate early craftsmanship. Tours are mostly given during the warmer parts of the year. The proprietor and owner, Mr. Leo Dörr can be contacted to arrange tours and will provide a most interesting explanation of any of the items found in the museums' collection.

Clubs[edit]

Fishing Club (Fischerverein) -Promotes fishing within the community

Exercise Club (Turnverein) - Holds gymnastic and exercise classes for young children, has separate men's/women's exercise classes.

Gun Club (Schützenverein) - Has a wide variety of sport shooting activities. Activities range from air rifle to large caliber shooting on a 50 meter range.

Soccer Fan Club (Betzedeivel) -Support the region's professional soccer team the 1st Football Club Kaiserslautern (1FCK) better known as the 'Red Devils'.

Volunteer Fire Department Supporters (Freiwillig Feuerwehr Förderverein) -Brings together supporters of the volunteer fire department, holds fund-raising events, and provides fire fighting protective gear at no cost to volunteer firemen.

Religion[edit]

The village has a Catholic church with services held on Sunday's and holidays. Protestant services are held in the local community hall.

Theater[edit]

The village has a local theater group made mostly up of people from the local village. Plays involving current social themes are intertwined with the local dialect to produce region-specific social commentary. Performances are held in the village community hall once a year, four times (over two weekends) to sold out audiences.

Nature[edit]

The village is located in a valley with excellent walking areas on each side of the valley. The south side of the village has a Nature Trail (Naturlehrpfad) with signs detailing the specific types of trees and vegetation. Additionally, there are several information posters and learning experiments along the approximately 1 mile trail.

Business[edit]

There is one locally run bakery (Bäckerei Haas) open every day but Sunday.

There are two holiday (vacation) houses for rent. These vacation houses are used by both tourists and locals since the affordable prices are ideal for vacations and/or lodging visiting guests.

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