Hochspeyer

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Hochspeyer
Coat of arms of Hochspeyer
Coat of arms
Hochspeyer   is located in Germany
Hochspeyer
Hochspeyer
Location of Hochspeyer within Kaiserslautern district
Hochspeyer in KL.svg
Coordinates: 49°26′34″N 7°53′48″E / 49.44278°N 7.89667°E / 49.44278; 7.89667Coordinates: 49°26′34″N 7°53′48″E / 49.44278°N 7.89667°E / 49.44278; 7.89667
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Kaiserslautern
Municipal assoc. Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Scherer
Area
 • Total 22.72 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,533
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67691
Dialling codes 06305
Vehicle registration KL
Website www.hochspeyer-pfalz.de

Hochspeyer is a municipality in the district of Kaiserslautern, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Palatinate forest (Pfälzer Wald), approx. 10 km east of Kaiserslautern.

Hochspeyer was the seat of the former Verbandsgemeinde Hochspeyer ("collective municipality").

History[edit]

Hochspeyer's history is closely related to the Cistercian Abbey of Otterberg, to which the Münchhof belonged since 1195.

In 1801 the region Palatinate became part of the French Département Mont-Tonnerre, and in 1815 it became part of the Bavarian Kingdom.

After World War II Palatinate (and with it Hochspeyer) was incorporated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Education[edit]

Hochspeyer has the Münchhofschule (a primary and secondary school) as well as three Kindergartens.

Economy[edit]

Trade, minor industry and farming shape the small local economy in Hochspeyer. Tourism is about to develop since the Palatinate forest has become part of the biosphere reserve Pfälzer Wald-Vosges du Nord in 1998 and projects like the Mountainbikepark Pfälzerwald, a route network for mountainbiking, have been initiated.

Transport[edit]

Hochspeyer is near the A6 and A63 motorways. It is also served by the B37 and B49 roads.

For rail, Hochspeyer is served by RheinNeckar S-Bahn trains on the Saarbrücken–Mannheim line between Kaiserslautern/Homburg and Mannheim/Heidelberg half-hourly.

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[2]

Climate data for Hochspeyer
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(33)
3
(37)
8
(46)
12
(53)
16
(60)
20
(68)
21
(69)
20
(68)
18
(64)
13
(55)
6
(42)
3
(37)
11
(51)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(26)
−2
(28)
0
(32)
3
(37)
6
(42)
10
(50)
12
(53)
11
(51)
9
(48)
5
(41)
1
(33)
0
(32)
4
(39)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 58
(2.3)
50
(2)
46
(1.8)
46
(1.8)
50
(2)
66
(2.6)
61
(2.4)
80
(3)
64
(2.5)
48
(1.9)
50
(2)
64
(2.5)
681
(26.8)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Johannes Böhm, (1890–1957), politician (SPD)
  • Wilhelm Moschel (1896–1954), chemist
  • Karl Ritter (1916–1994), politician (SPD)
  • Hugo Ohliger (1920–1999), politician (CSU)
  • Peter Schwarz (born 1953), football player
  • Klaus Scherer (born 1958), football goal keeper
  • Peter Seufert (born 1964), football player
  • Cory Collister (born 2004), student

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