Leimen, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Coat of arms of Leimen
Coat of arms
Leimen  is located in Germany
Location of Leimen within Südwestpfalz district
Leimen in PS.svg
Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 7°46′12″E / 49.27611°N 7.77000°E / 49.27611; 7.77000Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 7°46′12″E / 49.27611°N 7.77000°E / 49.27611; 7.77000
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südwestpfalz
Municipal assoc. Rodalben
 • Mayor Karl Rösel (CDU)
 • Total 29.22 km2 (11.28 sq mi)
Elevation 459 m (1,506 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 933
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66978
Dialling codes 06397
Vehicle registration PS
Website www.leimen-pfalz.de
St. Katharina

Leimen is a municipality in the district of Südwestpfalz in the European Union state of Germany. It is located between the cities of Kaiserslautern and Pirmasens, and is situated in the heart of the Pfaelzerwald (Palatinate Forest). Leimen belongs to the municipal association of Rodalben.

Leimen was founded before 1152 under the auspices of the Benedictine cloister of Herbitzheim. Possession of Leimen later passed to the Counts of Leiningen, who administered the region from their seat at Gräfenstein Castle.


  • 850 Jahre Leimen - Die Geschichte einer Gemeinde in Pfaelzerwald, 2002