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|Association municipality :||North Palatinate Country|
|Height :||185 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||8.6 km 2|
|Residents:||409 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||48 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||67808|
|Primaries :||06362 for Bayerfeld
06361 for Steckweiler
|License plate :||KIB, ROK|
|Community key :||07 3 33 004|
|LOCODE :||DE B8A|
|Community structure:||2 districts|
|Association administration address:||Bezirksamtsstrasse 7
|Local Mayor :||Wolfgang Kraus|
|Location of the local community Bayerfeld-Steckweiler in the Donnersbergkreis|
The place is located in the Alsenz Valley in the North Palatinate Uplands northwest of the Donnersberg between Kaiserslautern and Bad Kreuznach . Steckweiler is the smaller of the two districts and is around six kilometers from Rockenhausen . Bayerfeld-Steckweiler also includes the Bremricherhof , Schmalfelderhof and Stolzenbergerhof residential areas and part of the Neubau hamlet. The Alsenz flows through the middle of the municipality . On site, this takes on the Kallenbach - alternatively called Gutenbach - from the left .
The annual precipitation is 574 mm. The rainfall is low. They are in the lower quarter of the values recorded in Germany. Lower values are registered at 16% of the measuring stations of the German Weather Service . The driest month is January, with the most rainfall in June. In June there is 1.7 times more rainfall than in January. The precipitation hardly varies and is very evenly distributed over the year. Lower seasonal fluctuations are recorded at only 7% of the measuring stations .
In the Middle Ages Bayerfeld and Steckweiler were initially part of the Stolzenberg rule . In the period that followed, this was jointly owned by the Counties of Falkenstein and Pfalz-Zweibrücken until the latter took over the rule. From 1782 the community area was part of the Upper Austrian Upper Office Winnweiler .
From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , Steingruben was incorporated into the canton of Rockenhausen and the Donnersberg department . As a result of the Congress of Vienna , the place belonged again to Austria in 1815 . A year later it was slammed into Bavaria . From 1818 to 1862 Bayerfeld and Steckweiler were part of the Kirchheim Land Commissioner , which was then converted into a district office. On December 1, 1900, the community moved to the newly created district office Rockenhausen
From 1939 the place was part of the district of Rockenhausen . After the Second World War , in which the place was badly affected, Bayerfeld-Steckweiler was part of the French occupation zone and was incorporated into the newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1946. In the course of the first Rhineland-Palatinate administrative reform , the community moved to the newly created Donnersbergkreis. In 1972 it was added to the newly formed community of Rockenhausen . Bayerfeld-Steckweiler has been part of the Nordpfälzer Land association since 2020 .
The local mayor is Wolfgang Kraus. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected in office with 84.29% of the vote.
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|Blazon : “Split between gold and red; on the right a black, red-tongued and red-armored lion raised by a six-spoke wheel, on the left a golden castle with a tinned tower raised by a golden grape. "|
- Cultural monuments
- Other structures
The Stolzenburg was once located in the parish of the municipality .
Economy and Infrastructure
Viticulture has been practiced on the slopes of the Alsenz for centuries . In previous years this was one of the main sources of income. White wine is predominantly grown on the steep slopes . The few remaining winemakers belong to the Nahe wine-growing region .
The federal highway 48 runs through the village . There is a connection to long-distance traffic via the Winnweiler junction of federal motorway 63 in the southeast. The Bremricherhof is connected to the road network in the form of Kreisstraße 29 . The Kreisstraße 30 connects the Stolzenhabengerhof; however, its continuation to Steckweiler is not passable.
In Rockenhausen there is a train station of the Alsenz Valley Railway ; Along this, the community once owned the Bayerfeld-Cölln train station before it was abandoned after the Second World War due to a lack of profitability.
The Alsenz cycle path runs through Bayerfeld-Steckweiler . The Palatinate High Trail and the Nahegau-Wasgau-Vosges long-distance hiking trail marked with a white cross run to the west of the district .
- Joseph Max von Vallade (1825–1882), Catholic priest, was pastor in Bayerfeld from February 1855
- Heiner Altmeppen (* 1951), painter and graphic artist, lives and works on site
- Local community Bayerfeld-Steckweiler on the pages of the Rockenhausen Association
- Literature about Bayerfeld-Steckweiler in the Rhineland-Palatinate state bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 143 (PDF; 3 MB).
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Bayerfeld-Steckweiler. Retrieved August 25, 2019 .
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Nordpfälzer Land, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved August 25, 2019 .