Griebelschied

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Griebelschied
Coat of arms of Griebelschied
Coat of arms
Griebelschied  is located in Germany
Griebelschied
Griebelschied
Coordinates: 49°48′04″N 07°24′01″E / 49.80111°N 7.40028°E / 49.80111; 7.40028Coordinates: 49°48′04″N 07°24′01″E / 49.80111°N 7.40028°E / 49.80111; 7.40028
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Birkenfeld
Municipal assoc. Herrstein
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Hohmann
Area
 • Total 4.19 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Elevation 397 m (1,302 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 169
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55608
Dialling codes 06752
Vehicle registration BIR
Website www.griebelschied.de

Griebelschied is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Herrstein, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies west of the Nahe between Kirn and Herrstein. Forty-three percent of the municipal area is wooded.

History[edit]

In 1279, Griebelschied had its first documentary mention. In 1800, Schinderhannes (Johannes Bückler), an infamous outlaw, celebrated his “Robber’s Ball of Griebelschied”.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

Mayor[edit]

Griebelschied’s mayor is Herbert Hohmann, and his deputies are Thomas Endres (not the fencer) and Erich Stumm.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per bend Or a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure, and vert an oakleaf bendwise slipped and a sprig of acorns bendwise sinister, the two per saltire in base and the whole of the first.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:[4]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

To the southeast runs Bundesstraße 41. Available in nearby Kirn is a railway station on the Nahe Valley Railway (BingenSaarbrücken).

References[edit]

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