Alsenz

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Alsenz
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Coat of arms of Alsenz
Coat of arms
Alsenz   is located in Germany
Alsenz
Alsenz
Location of Alsenz within Donnersbergkreis district
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Coordinates: 49°43′51″N 7°48′50″E / 49.73083°N 7.81389°E / 49.73083; 7.81389Coordinates: 49°43′51″N 7°48′50″E / 49.73083°N 7.81389°E / 49.73083; 7.81389
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Donnersbergkreis
Municipal assoc. Alsenz-Obermoschel
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Zepp (CDU)
Area
 • Total 12.88 km2 (4.97 sq mi)
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,676
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67821
Dialling codes 06362
Vehicle registration KIB
Website www.alsenz.de

Alsenz is a municipality in the Donnersbergkreis district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Alsenz has an area of 12.88 km² and a population of 1,793 (as of December 31, 2006).

Culture and sights[edit]

In the centre of the village is the Renaissance village hall (Rathaus), built in 1578. The building consists of a bricked lower storey with round arches and timber-framed upper storey.

The Palatine Stonemason Museum, (Pfälzische Steinhauermuseum) the Museum of Local History (Museum für Heimatgeschichte) and the North Palatinate Gallery (Nordpfalzgalerie) also use rooms in the village hall. The Nassau-Weilburg district headquarters (Amtshof), built around 1780, the 1756 former synagogue and the 18th century Protestant church characterise the village scene.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Wilhelm Frick (1877-1946), Nazi official, executed for war crimes

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