Kirkel

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Kirkel
Coat of arms of Kirkel
Coat of arms
Location of Kirkel within Saarpfalz district
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Kirkel is located in Germany
Kirkel
Kirkel
Kirkel is located in Saarland
Kirkel
Kirkel
Coordinates: 49°17′N 7°14′E / 49.283°N 7.233°E / 49.283; 7.233Coordinates: 49°17′N 7°14′E / 49.283°N 7.233°E / 49.283; 7.233
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictSaarpfalz
Government
 • MayorFrank John (SPD)
Area
 • Total31.34 km2 (12.10 sq mi)
Elevation
225-381 m (−1,025 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total10,065
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66459
Vehicle registrationHOM
Websitewww.kirkel.eu

Kirkel is a municipality in the Saarpfalz district, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated approximatively 8 km southeast of Neunkirchen, and 20 km east/northeast of Saarbrücken.

Overview[edit]

A rather well-preserved castle ruin is located a few hundred metres from the town centre. The small Kirkel castle was built in 1075 and is the town's landmark. Located on top of a small castle hill, and due to its large tower with 169 steps to the top, it can be seen from a great distance. Kirkel has the densest forest range in whole Saarland region. It attracts many visitors due to its nice picturesque valleys and greenery over the hills. Kirkel celebrates festivals more than any other place in the area. The most famous sight was the "Wurstmarkt" around August, which lasted for five days with a proper beer festival. As of 2014, no more Wurstmarkts are being held in Kirkel.[3]

Attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2017 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). September 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de/karriere/saarwirtschaft/art356632,5196846

External links[edit]

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