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|Association municipality :||Upper Glantal|
|Height :||222 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||5.99 km 2|
|Residents:||1262 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||211 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||66907|
|Area code :||06383|
|License plate :||KUS|
|Community key :||07 3 36 031|
|Community structure:||2 districts|
|Association administration address:||Rathausstrasse 8
|Local Mayor :||Karl-Michael Grimm ( SPD )|
|Location of the local community Glan-Münchweiler in the Kusel district|
Glan-Münchweiler is a municipality in the Verbandsgemeinde Oberes Glantal in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate , on the Glan River. Until January 1, 2017, it was the administrative seat of an association of the same name . According to state planning, Glan-Münchweiler is designated as a basic center.
In Roman times, two highways crossed at the site of today's Glan-Münchweiler. The so-called Viergöttersteine originate from this time.
The place was mentioned in a document in 1296 as Munchwilr , Bettenhausen as Bottenhusen in 1393. In 1885, Münchweiler am Glan was renamed Glan-Münchweiler .
From 1468 to the end of the 18th century, Glan-Münchweiler was under the rule of the von der Leyen family . A street name in town reminds of this.
In preparation for the French campaign of the Second World War , the Organization Todt established the Führer headquarters Waldwiese in Glan-Münchweiler . Although this was completed, it was never actually used as the Fuehrer's headquarters . The system has now been completely dismantled.
On June 7, 1969, the previously independent community of Bettenhausen was separated from the district of Kaiserslautern and incorporated into the district of Kusel . At the same time, today's local community Glan-Münchweiler was re-formed from the communities of Glan-Münchweiler and Bettenhausen. In 1972 the place became the administrative seat of the newly created Verbandsgemeinde .
The municipal council in Glan-Münchweiler consists of 16 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
Grimm's predecessors as mayor were Fred Müller (CDU), who held the office from 2009 to 2019, and Hans Becker.
Economy and Infrastructure
From 1904 to 1981 Glan-Münchweiler was also connected to the Glantalbahn , which was built for strategic reasons and which ran together with the line to Kusel until shortly before Altenglan. On the southern section of Homburg- Glan-Münchweiler, passenger traffic was stopped in 1981; freight traffic between Schönenberg-Kübelberg and Glan-Münchweiler had already been stopped there. The tracks were dismantled at the end of the 1980s.
In addition to some important cultural monuments, the community is also known for the so-called "Four Gods Stones". They are now on display next to the Protestant Church. They were discovered in 1771 when the nave of the church was being renewed, inserting them into the foundation. They point to the Roman origins of the place.
Sons and daughters of the church
- Georg Heinrich Vogt (1809–1889), pastor and dean, member of the Bavarian state parliament
- Julius Schwartz (1880–1949), politician (SPD, SPS)
- Julius Loßmann (1882–1957), politician (SPD)
- Armin Reichel (* 1958), soccer player
People who have worked or are working in the place
- Johann Klinkner (1889–1972), politician (CDU), 1946–1956 mayor of Glan-Münchweiler
- Otto Feick (1890–1959), inventor of the gym wheel, lived in Glan-Münchweiler for a few years. In his honor, the local community has created a gymnastics wheel as a memorial in the roundabout of Bundesstrasse 423 in the Bettenhausen district.
- Lorenz Harth (1913–2002), died on site
- Axel A. Weber (* 1957), former President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, spent a large part of his youth in Glan-Münchweiler. His parents still live there today.
- Andreas Hartenfels (* 1966), politician (GRÜNE), has a planning office in town.
- Local community Glan-Münchweiler on the website of the Verbandsgemeinde Oberes Glantal
- Glan-Münchweiler at regionalgeschichte.net
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- history of Glan-Münchweiler. In: regionalgeschichte.net. Retrieved April 12, 2018 .
- Martin Dolch, Albrecht Greule: Historisches Siedlungsnamesbuch der Pfalz. Speyer, Publishing House of the Palatinate Society for the Advancement of Science 1991, p. 165.
- Martin Dolch, Albrecht Greule: Historisches Siedlungsnamesbuch der Pfalz. Speyer, Publishing House of the Palatinate Society for the Advancement of Science 1991, p. 59.
- Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 487 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- Reinhard Schmidt: Portrait: Karl-Michael Grimm, the new local mayor of Glan-Münchweiler. August 23, 2019, accessed May 5, 2020 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Oberes Glantal, Verbandsgemeinde, eighth result line. Retrieved May 5, 2020 .
- Dennis Bachmann: Glan-Münchweiler: Park should be preserved. May 28, 2018, accessed May 5, 2020 .