|• Mayor||Otmar Glöckner|
|• Total||5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||397 m (1,302 ft)|
|• Density||32/km2 (83/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Wickenrodt is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Herrstein, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.
Wickenrodt borders in the north on the municipality of Bollenbach, in the northeast on the municipality of Bundenbach, in the east on the municipality of Sonnschied, in the south on the municipality of Niederhosenbach, in the southwest on the municipalities of Breitenthal and Oberhosenbach and in the northwest on the municipality of Sulzbach. Wickenrodt also meets the municipality of Griebelschied at a single point in the southeast.
Wickenrodt’s mayor is Michael Adam.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per bend vert a stylized W and in base an adze in bend argent, and Or a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure.
Culture and sightseeing
- Evangelical parish church, Unterdorf – aisleless church; nave essentially Romanesque, alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries; Romanesque quire tower with Late Gothic pointed spire; two bells: one about 1340 by Magister Sifride, Cologne, the newer one marked 1466
- Unterdorf 8 – Evangelical rectory; Classicist building with hipped roof, 1840s
Each year, the Wickenrodt Beautification Club (Verschönerungsverein Wickenrodt) stages a folk and children’s festival (last weekend in July), and the Wickenrodt Riding Club (Reitverein RV Wickenrodt) holds a riding tournament (first weekend in September).
Every other year (in even-numbered years), Saint Nicholas’s Market (Nikolausmarkt) takes place around the municipal centre on the first Saturday in December.
Economy and infrastructure
Running to the southeast of the municipality is Bundesstraße 41, which towards the south leads to the Autobahn A 62 (Kaiserslautern–Trier). Serving nearby Kirn is a railway station on the Nahe Valley Railway (Bingen–Saarbrücken).
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