Rheinzabern

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Rheinzabern
Saint Michael Church
Saint Michael Church
Coat of arms of Rheinzabern
Coat of arms
Location of Rheinzabern within Germersheim district
Rheinzabern in GER.svg
Rheinzabern is located in Germany
Rheinzabern
Rheinzabern
Rheinzabern is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Rheinzabern
Rheinzabern
Coordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°E / 49.11944; 8.27944Coordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°E / 49.11944; 8.27944
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
Municipal assoc.Jockgrim
Government
 • MayorGerhard Beil (CDU)
Area
 • Total12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Elevation
113 m (371 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,010
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76764
Dialling codes07272
Vehicle registrationGER
Websitewww.rheinzabern.de

Rheinzabern is a small town in the south-east of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany near the Rhine river. Currently, Rheinzabern, that belongs to the "Landkreis Germersheim" (District of Germersheim) has approx. 4500 inhabitants living on an area of 12,75 square kilometres. Rheinzabern station is on Schifferstadt–Wörth railway and is served by the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.

Rhenanae Tabernae[edit]

The Latin term "Rhenanae Tabernae" literally means "tavern" and "Rhine". Hence Rheinzabern was founded as a place of rest for travellers on Roman roads. Founded some 1950 years ago as "Rhenanae Tabernae" along a Roman road, it is known for its Samian ware production. Remnants of the production are still visible and there is a local museum dedicated to pottery and Roman culture.

Notable citizens[edit]

On the web[edit]

Rheinzabern online (German)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.