Grumbach (Kusel district)
|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Association municipality :||Lauterecken-Wolfstein|
|Height :||240 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||3.32 km 2|
|Residents:||448 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||135 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||67745|
|Area code :||06382|
|License plate :||KUS|
|Community key :||07 3 36 033|
|Association administration address:||Schulstrasse 6a
|Local Mayor :||Markus Christian|
|Location of the local community Grumbach in the Kusel district|
Grumbach lies in a valley cut west of the Glans . The place is connected to the city of Lauterecken , about three kilometers to the east, via federal highway 270 . The Sonnhof and Windhof residential areas also belong to Grumbach .
Grumbach was first mentioned in 1242. The castle Grumbach , built before 1250 by the ruling here Waldgraves , is situated high above the valley. In 1330 Grumbach was guaranteed city rights by the German Emperor through a deed of freedom. The property of the Wildgraves grew through marriage and clever family policies. After their extinction, the Rheingrafen inherited the property and called themselves from then on "Wild- und Rheingrafen". In its heyday, the Grumbach rule comprised a total of over 70 villages.
Grumbach only became its own residence in 1575 after the Dhaun-Grumbach line was divided. From the middle of the 18th century, the Wild and Rhine Counts of Grumbach inherited large parts of the adjoining Wild and Rhine Count houses after these lines in the male line had expired.
Due to the French Revolution , the counts had to flee in spring 1793. After the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803 they were compensated with lands in Westphalia for their lost areas on the left bank of the Rhine.
From 1816 Grumbach belonged to the Principality of Lichtenberg , which was part of the Duchy of Saxony-Coburg , and fell to Prussia in 1834 . Grumbach remained the official seat until 1972, after which it was incorporated into the Lauterecken community and in 2014 the Lauterecken-Wolfstein community. The district court of Grumbach was abolished as early as 1952 and its area was annexed to the district court of Lauterecken, which made it part of the district court of Kaiserslautern and the higher regional court of Zweibrücken . This anticipated the incorporation of the Grumbach office into the Kusel district at the judicial district level , which actually took place in June 1969.
The municipal council in Grumbach consists of eight council members, who were elected by a majority vote in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman. Until 2014, the municipality council had twelve council members.
Markus Christian became the local mayor of Grumbach in 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for another five years with a share of 74.09% of the votes.
coat of arms
|Blazon : "In gold, a green, sloping wave bar covered with a blue-armored, blue-tongued and blue-crowned red lion."|
|Justification for the coat of arms: It was approved by the Prussian State Ministry in 1929 and corresponds to the coat of arms of the Wildgrafen von Dhaun.|
Economy and Infrastructure
Daughters and sons of the church
- Friedrich Casimir Medicus (1736–1808), doctor and botanist
- Wilhelm Boden (1890–1961), politician (CDU) 1st Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate
- Paul Wilhelm Massing (1902–1979), social scientist
People who worked on site
- Paul Eckel (1900–1971), a physician, came from Grumbach
- Chronicle of the local community Grumbach
- Local community Grumbach on the website of the Verbandsgemeinde Lauterecken-Wolfstein
- Literature about Grumbach in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Bibliography
- Grumbach at regionalgeschichte.net
- 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. 154 (PDF; 3 MB).
- The royal, Prussian district court. Volker Fries, archived from the original on July 14, 2014 ; Retrieved November 26, 2019 (private website).
- see assignments of the municipalities belonging to the office in: Josef Grassold, "Ortslexikon für die Deutsche Bundes Republik", 2nd edition, Regensburg 1955; as well as "Planning Atlas Rhineland-Palatinate" German Planning Atlas Volume VII, published by the Academy for Spatial Research and Land Care, Hanover, in cooperation with the State Chancellery Rhineland-Palatinate, Hanover 1965; Map I – 3 (court structure)
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections.
- Last chance to do something. Markus Christian has been local mayor since 2014. Die Rheinpfalz, September 26, 2016, accessed on April 30, 2020 .
- The Regional Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Lauterecken-Wolfstein, Verbandsgemeinde, tenth line of the results. Accessed April 30, 2020 .