Alsenborn

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Alsenborn
Ortsteil of Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Coat of arms of Alsenborn
Coat of arms
Alsenborn   is located in Germany
Alsenborn
Alsenborn
Coordinates: 49°29′12″N 7°54′12″E / 49.486667°N 7.903333°E / 49.486667; 7.903333Coordinates: 49°29′12″N 7°54′12″E / 49.486667°N 7.903333°E / 49.486667; 7.903333
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Kaiserslautern
Municipality Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Area
 • Total 11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Population (2007-06-30)
 • Total 2,743
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67677
Dialling codes 06303
The Protestant Church and vicarage

Alsenborn is a village forming part of the municipality of Enkenbach-Alsenborn within the district of district of Kaiserslautern in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It has a population of 2,750. Until 1969 Alsenborn was an independent parish before merging with Enkenbach under the administrative reforms in the state. Alsenborn is known country-wide for its circus troupes, the football team of SV Alsenborn, which competed for promotion to the premier league in 1970, and as the home town of Fritz Walter, the 1954 captain of the German Football Team and World Cup champions.

Geography and Geology[edit]

Alsenborn lies 12 kilometres northeast of the city of Kaiserslautern, by the Stumpfwald, a part of the Palatine Forest.

Alsenborn developed as a Haufendorf within the Alsenborn Basin and has grown westwards to merge with the neighbouring village of Enkenbach. Its residential areas have developed predominantly along the road through the valley.

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Literature[edit]

  • Gemeindeverwaltung Enkenbach-Alsenborn (in German), Alsenborn 872–1972. Beiträge zu einer Ortsgeschichte, Kaiserslautern: Heimatstelle Pfalz 
  • Gisela Grasmück (1993) (in German), Artisten in Alsenborn. Von Mitbürgern und Außenseitern. Sozialhistorische Mikroanalyse einer mobilen Bevölkerungsgruppe. Studien zur Volkskultur in Rheinland-Pfalz. im Auftrag der Gesellschaft für Volkskunde in Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz 
  • Jo van Alsen (1991) (in German), Das Alsenborner Waldmensch. 1. Blatt Collage aus Archivbildern 1920–1930 – Geschichten aus Alsenborn in den "goldenen Zwanzigern", ISBN 3929024004 
  • Jo van Alsen (1991) (in German), Silberstreifen am Himmel. 1. Blatt Collage aus Archivbildern und Zeichnungen 1939–50. Tagebücher der Kriegsjahre 1944/45. Aufgezeichnet und betreffend Alsenborn/Pfalz, 1946 und danach, ISBN 3929024012 
  • Fritz Walter (2001) (in German), Alsenborn – Aufstieg einer Dorfmannschaft, Norderstedt, ISBN 3831118469 

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