Weingarten, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Weingarten
Coat of arms of Weingarten
Coat of arms
Weingarten  is located in Germany
Weingarten
Weingarten
Coordinates: 49°15′34″N 08°17′12″E / 49.25944°N 8.28667°E / 49.25944; 8.28667Coordinates: 49°15′34″N 08°17′12″E / 49.25944°N 8.28667°E / 49.25944; 8.28667
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Germersheim
Municipal assoc. Lingenfeld
Government
 • Mayor Kurt Seibert (SPD)
Area
 • Total 6.67 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,761
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67366
Dialling codes 06344
Vehicle registration GER
Website www.weingarten-pfalz.de

About this sound Weingarten  is a municipality in the district of Germersheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Weingarten lies 12 km west of Germersheim, about 16 km northeast of Landau, and about 13 km southwest of Speyer.

History[edit]

Weingarten is one of the oldest settlements in Vorderpfalz (the eastern part of Pfalz that lies in the Rhine valley). It is mentioned in the records of Lorsch in 771. The nobels of Weingarten lived in the Schloßberg starting in 1226. It was destroyed in 1525. In 1536, Weingarten became Protestant, and the present Lutheran church dates from the first half of the 16th century. The west tower is somewhat older.

Archaeological findings date occupation of the site to the Bronze Age, with Roman remnants, as well.[2]

Economy[edit]

As its name implies, this is a wine-making area with extensive vineyards. Weingarten lies near the Deutsche Weinstraße, a well-known tourist route through the Pfalz vineyards and the Pfalzer Wald.

Twin towns[edit]

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