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Local church Reichenbach-Steegen
Coat of arms of Fockenberg-Limbach
Coordinates: 49 ° 29 ′ 32 "  N , 7 ° 29 ′ 51"  E
Height : 380 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 200
Incorporation : July 24, 1976
Postal code : 66879
Area code : 06385
Fockenberg-Limbach (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Location of Fockenberg-Limbach in Rhineland-Palatinate

Fockenberg-Limbach is a district of the Reichenbach-Steegen community in the Kaiserslautern district ( Rhineland-Palatinate ) with around 200 inhabitants. Until 1976 it was an independent community.


The place is located in the North Palatinate Uplands in the southwestern municipality. Structurally, the two suburbs of Fockenberg and Limbach have grown together so that a spatial separation is no longer possible. The Limbach rises on the northeastern edge of the settlement and flows to the northeast and flows into the Reichenbach after a kilometer and a half .


The village of Fockenberg was first mentioned in documents in 1393. In the 14th century, both Limpach and Fockenberg were first reported. Limppach and Fockenberg are mentioned together by 1593 at the latest. The double name suggests that there were two independent settlement areas , one of which was located at the source of the Limbach and another on the hill that belonged to an owner named Focco .

Until the end of the 18th century, Fockenberg and Limbach belonged to the Electoral Palatinate . Both places have always had a connection to Reichenbach.

From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , Fockenberg and Limbach, which at that time already formed a municipality, were incorporated into the canton of Landstuhl and were subordinate to the Mairie Reichenbach . In 1815 the community had 220 inhabitants. In the same year, Austria was struck. Just one year later, the place, like the entire Palatinate, changed to the Kingdom of Bavaria . Then the place changed to the Kingdom of Bavaria. From 1818 to 1862 he was a member of the Homburg Land Commissioner ; from this the district office of Homburg emerged.

In the years 1902, 1911, 1920 and 1921, major innovations were made for the village with the construction of the new schoolhouse (today the village community center , "club house"), the water supply and the power supply. Since part of the district office - including Homburg itself - was added to the newly created Saar area in 1920 , Fockenberg-Limbach moved to the newly created district office of Kaiserslautern and was administered by a district office branch located in Landstuhl until 1938 . In 1928 Fockenberg-Limbach had 233 residents who lived in 45 residential buildings. From 1939 the place was part of the district of Kaiserslautern .

After the Second World War , Fockenberg-Limbach became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate within the French occupation zone . In the course of the first administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate , the community was assigned to the newly formed community of Weilerbach . On July 24, 1976, Fockenberg-Limbach was finally incorporated into the 1969 newly formed community of Reichenbach-Steegen (merger of Reichenbach and Reichenbachsteegen ).



The district of Fockenberg-Limbach is the only district in the municipality of Reichenbach-Steegen. A local advisory council was not set up.


The mayor of Fockenberg-Limbach is Erhard Helfenstein (SPD). In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 81.25% of the vote.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Fockenberg-Limbach
Blazon : “In the shield, split by silver and black, there is a gold-armored blue lion in front, behind a red-armored golden lion; both facing each other. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms connects the lion of the Counts of Veldenz as former local lords with that of the Dukes of Pfalz-Zweibrücken and the Electors of the Palatinate, at the same time also the heraldic animal in the seal of the Lauterecken school , to which Fockenberg-Limbach belonged in the Reichenbach school.


The only cultural monument on site is a crossroad built in 1901 on the northeastern edge of the settlement. The choral society founded in 1911 still exists today as a mixed choir, in 1957 bachelors gathered and founded the "Happy Palatinate" and in 1961 the rifle club was founded.


Fockenberg-Limbach is on Kreisstraße 6 . which connects the place with Reichenbach and Hütschenhausen . The place belongs to the judicial district of Kaiserslautern .


  • Ludwig Liebel (1887–1962), politician (NSDAP), worked on site until 1933 as an elementary school and main teacher

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b History of Fockenberg-Limbach at
  2. List of localities for the Free State of Bavaria . Retrieved May 25, 2018 .
  3. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 176 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  4. Reichenbach-Steegen local community: main statute. (PDF) § 2. April 28, 2016, accessed on October 28, 2019 .
  5. ^ The State Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Weilerbach, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved October 28, 2019 .
  6. General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (Ed.): Informational directory of cultural monuments - District of Kaiserslautern. Mainz 2019, p. 26 (PDF; 5.4 MB).