Düppenweiler

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Düppenweiler
Ortsteil of Beckingen
Düppenweiler Church
Düppenweiler Church
Coat of arms of Düppenweiler
Coat of arms
Düppenweiler  is located in Germany
Düppenweiler
Düppenweiler
Coordinates: 49°24′49″N 6°46′00″E / 49.41361°N 6.76667°E / 49.41361; 6.76667Coordinates: 49°24′49″N 6°46′00″E / 49.41361°N 6.76667°E / 49.41361; 6.76667
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Merzig-Wadern
Municipality Beckingen
Area
 • Total 12.54 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,300
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66701
Dialling codes 06832
Vehicle registration MZG
Website Official website

Düppenweiler is a village in Germany that belongs to the federal state of Saarland. It is a district of the municipal of Beckingen in the county of Merzig-Wadern. The village counts 3,300 inhabitants and consists of 1.254 ha land, while approximately 507 ha of it is woodland.

History[edit]

The first official document of Düppenweiler is from 1153 and it mentions Düppenweiler as Villari. In 1335, Düppenweiler is mentioned as Duppinwilre for the first time. Excavations show that in former times Düppenweiler had a pottery, which explains where the word "Düppen" comes from. ("Düppen" in dialect means something like pot)

Twin towns[edit]

Sights and Culture[edit]

Museums

Ancient copper mine "Grube Düppenweiler".[1]

Churches

In the center of the village you can find the parish church St. Leodegar. Besides the parish church there is also the Valentin chapel that is situated out of the center.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in German) Infos at beckingen.de

External links[edit]

Media related to Düppenweiler at Wikimedia Commons