|Municipal assoc.||Bad Bergzabern|
|• Mayor||Matthias Ackermann (CDU)|
|• Total||8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||253 m (830 ft)|
|• Density||75/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The source of the Erlenbach is located in Birkenhördt.
In the 1930s Birkenhördt was annexed to the district of Bad Bergzabern. With the local-government reform in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1969 Birkenhördt, along with most communities of the district was incorporated into the newly created district Landau-Bad Bergzabern. This in turn was renamed in 1978 as the Südliche Weinstraße district.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms shows a golden lion on a black field symbolizing Birkenhördt's one-time allegiance to the Palatinate, and a green birch branch as a visual pun on the name "Birkenhördt". They might be heraldically described "Party per bend sinister, sable a lion passant bendwise sinister or crowned armed and langued gules, or a three-leaved birch branch vert."
Culture and sightseeing
There are a total of six cultural monuments in the municipality, including the 1862 parish church of St. Gall.
Bundesstraße (Federal Highway) 427 runs through the middle of the town. Birkenhördt is connected by the bus lines to the local transport network. The nearest railway station is located at Bad Bergzabern.
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