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Coat of arms of Schweigen-Rechtenbach
Coat of arms
Schweigen-Rechtenbach is located in Germany
Location of Schweigen-Rechtenbach within Südliche Weinstraße district
Schweigen-Rechtenbach in SÜW.svg
Coordinates: 49°03′11″N 7°57′22″E / 49.05306°N 7.95611°E / 49.05306; 7.95611Coordinates: 49°03′11″N 7°57′22″E / 49.05306°N 7.95611°E / 49.05306; 7.95611
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc. Bad Bergzabern
 • Mayor Helmut Geißer
 • Total 16.04 km2 (6.19 sq mi)
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,398
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76889
Dialling codes 06342
Vehicle registration SÜW

Schweigen-Rechtenbach is a municipality in Südliche Weinstraße district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.


Schweigen-Rechtenbach is located at the southern end, marked by the imposing Deutsches Weintor, of the German Wine Route. The principal route no longer passes through the "Weintor", but has been diverted round it. Continuing in a southerly direction from the municipality the principal route continues to Wissembourg, first crossing the current frontier between Germany and France.


Schweigen-Rechtenbach was created, as part of a larger programme of local government boundary reforms in the area, on 7 June 1969 through the fusion of Schweigen and Rechtenbach, both of which had previously been administratively independent.[2]


  1. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene" Check |url= value (help). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis 2006 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine., Seite 196 (PDF; 2,6 MB)