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Coat of arms of the local community of Höringen
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Coordinates: 49 ° 33 '  N , 7 ° 48'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Donnersbergkreis
Association municipality : Winnweiler
Height : 291 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.74 km 2
Residents: 604 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 56 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 67724
Area code : 06302
License plate : KIB, ROK
Community key : 07 3 33 030
Association administration address: Jakobstrasse 29
67722 Winnweiler
Website : www.hoeringen.de
Mayoress : Brigitte Enders (LRD)
Location of the local community Höringen in the Donnersbergkreis
Obermoschel Niedermoschel Unkenbach Finkenbach-Gersweiler Waldgrehweiler Schiersfeld Sitters Alsenz Oberndorf (Pfalz) Mannweiler-Cölln Winterborn (Pfalz) Kalkofen (Pfalz) Niederhausen an der Appel Münsterappel Oberhausen an der Appel Gaugrehweiler Seelen Rathskirchen Teschenmoschel Bisterschied Ransweiler Stahlberg Bayerfeld-Steckweiler Sankt Alban (Pfalz) Gerbach Würzweiler Ruppertsecken Dielkirchen Katzenbach (Donnersbergkreis) Schönborn (Pfalz) Dörrmoschel Reichsthal Gundersweiler Gehrweiler Imsweiler Rockenhausen Höringen Schweisweiler Falkenstein (Pfalz) Winnweiler Lohnsfeld Wartenberg-Rohrbach Münchweiler an der Alsenz Gonbach Sippersfeld Breunigweiler Imsbach Börrstadt Steinbach am Donnersberg Ramsen (Pfalz) Kerzenheim Eisenberg (Pfalz) Göllheim Dreisen Standenbühl Lautersheim Biedesheim Ottersheim Bubenheim (Pfalz) Zellertal Einselthum Immesheim Albisheim (Pfrimm) Rüssingen Weitersweiler Marnheim Bennhausen Jakobsweiler Dannenfels Bolanden Kirchheimbolanden Mörsfeld Kriegsfeld Oberwiesen Orbis Morschheim Ilbesheim (Donnersbergkreis) Bischheim (Donnersberg) Rittersheim Stetten (Pfalz) Gauersheim Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Landkreis Alzey-Worms Landkreis Kusel Landkreis Kaiserslautern Landkreis Bad Dürkheimmap
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Höringen is a municipality in the Donnersbergkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Winnweiler community .



It lies in the North Palatine Uplands southwest of Mount Thunder , only the southern part of the district extends into the the Palatinate Forest belonging Otterberger forest inside. Höringen also includes the Neu-Mühle, Wackenbornerhof and Wingertsweilerhof residential areas . Neighboring communities are - clockwise - Imsweiler , Schweisweiler , Winnweiler , Otterberg , Heiligenmoschel and Gehrweiler .

Elevations and waters

The 419.6 meter high Heidenkopf extends to the southwest on the boundary with Heiligenmoschel . Right through the municipal area flows into South-North direction of Höringerbach that the very south of the municipal area from the left Krebsbach receives.


Until the end of the 18th century, Gerbach belonged to the County of Falkenstein , which was most recently part of the Upper Austrian Upper Office of Winnweiler .

From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , the community was incorporated into the French Donnersberg department and the canton of Winnweiler . As a result of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the place initially belonged to Austria . A year later it was slammed into Bavaria . From 1818 to 1862 Höringen was part of the Land Commissioner in Kaiserslautern , 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 community was part of the Rockenhausen district . After the Second World War , the place became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate within the French occupation zone . In 1961 the community had a total of 492 inhabitants. In the course of the first administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate , Höringen moved to the newly created Donnersbergkreis on June 7, 1969, together with most of the other places in the district . Three years later the place became part of the Verbandsgemeinde Winnweiler .


Municipal council

The local council in Höringen consists of twelve council members, who were last elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU LRD total
2019 4th 2 6th 12 seats
2014 4th 2 6th 12 seats
2009 5 3 4th 12 seats
2004 5 3 4th 12 seats
  • LRD = village habitat


Brigitte Enders (LRD) is the local mayor. In the local election on May 26, 2019, she was elected with 62.15% of the vote. Since June 2019 she has been the successor of Helmut Eisenbeiß (SPD), who had not run for office after 30 years.

coat of arms

Höringen coat of arms
Blazon : "A red, gold-armored stag striding over a green shield base accompanied by three green fir trees."


Cultural monuments

The main street is designated as a monument zone . In addition, there are a total of four individual objects that are under monument protection .


There are several clubs in Höringen, including the ASV 1958 sports club with a table tennis department and various women's gymnastics groups, as well as the Lebensraum Dorf Höringen association in 1988 , which aims to bring the citizens of the village together to actively shape village life in a wide variety of areas.

The Gesangverein 1888 Höringen maintains three choirs: the mixed choir “Hörmonists”, the men's ensemble “Phönix” and the children's choir “Die kleine Eichhörnchen”.

Economy and Infrastructure


The local community of Höringen has had a community shop since 1994, in which everyday items as well as baked goods and sausage products are available.


State road 387 runs through Höringen . The state road 390 and the district road 4 also provide a connection to Imsbach . The county road 3 binds the Wacken Borner Hof on to the road network. There is a connection to long-distance traffic via the A 63 ( Kaiserslautern - Mainz ) in the east. In Winnweiler there is a train station of the Alsenz Valley Railway .


Web links

Commons : Höringen  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 144 f . (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local council election 2019 Höringen. Retrieved September 2, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections.
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2009, city and municipal council elections.
  6. The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. Retrieved on September 2, 2019 (see Winnweiler, Verbandsgemeinde, fifth row of results).
  7. Constituent council meeting 2019 Höringen. In: The Rhine Palatinate. June 25, 2019, accessed September 2, 2019 .