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|Association municipality :||Upper Glantal|
|Height :||312 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||3.65 km 2|
|Residents:||549 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||150 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||66909|
|Area code :||06384|
|License plate :||KUS|
|Community key :||07 3 36 047|
|Association administration address:||Rathausstrasse 8
|Local Mayor :||Helge Schwab|
|Location of the local community Hüffler in the Kusel district|
The street village Hüffler is located in the Bledesbachtal (popularly also called "Saubeerdal" ) along the state road 360. The height of the valley floor is 310 m. The terrain rises a little on both sides of the village. The highest point is the Dillmeßrech at 390 m. It is cut through at the highest point by the A 62 motorway .
Development up to the Middle Ages
During excavations on the occasion of the construction of the motorway , Roman grave finds were made along the " Roman road ", which was up to twelve meters wide and ran on the hills east of the village in about 400 m. In the excavation area on the tub "Heide Hübel" mines were of round, funnel-like shape, filled with ashes, discovered stones, etc. which are regarded as dwelling places of people from the early Stone Age. Celts and later also Romans are likely to have been the first settlers. In 1930 five barrows with grave goods from the pre-Roman times were uncovered.
It was not until 1127 that the Reims monks built a Benedictine provostry on the nearby Remigiusberg near Kusel, making the Remigiusberg the ecclesiastical center of the entire Remigiusland. The name "Hüffler" was first mentioned in a document in the Kopialbuch (book for copies of documents) of the Remigiusberg monastery in 1305, when a citizen named "Konradi" from Hüffler was a lay judge in a contract that a knight from the Wadenau farm ( Dennweiler- Frohnbach ) in favor of the provost of Remigius, is named as a witness.
Hüffler belonged to Remigiusland for a long time. Later (1065–1444) it came to the Duchy of Zweibrücken (1444–1797) through the rule of Veldenz . The Counts of Veldenz built Lichtenberg Castle near Kusel around 1214 and exercised their power from there. Around the year 1444 the region around Kusel, to which Hüffler belonged, became two bridges, since the Veldenzer line (county) died out in the male line.
Before the Thirty Years War (1618–1648) there was another place between Hüffler and Wahnwegen : Rindsweiler. In 1609, Rindsweiler had 83 inhabitants. Today's new building area "Am Rindschweiler Berg" indicates this settlement. After the Thirty Years' War both villages "Hüffler" and "Rindsweiler" were empty. The residents had fled from the soldiers and some only returned after 20 years. Rindsweiler was not rebuilt after this time.
After the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine by French revolutionary troops (1794) Hüffler belonged 1798-1814 to Canton Kusel in Saar Department and from 1804 to the French Empire . Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the Palatinate first came to Austria and in April 1816 to the Kingdom of Bavaria on the basis of an exchange treaty .
On April 1, 1818, a land commissioner was formed in Kusel in the Bavarian Rhine District (Pfalz). This was the so-called hour of birth of the Kusel district, to which the town of Hüffler has always belonged. As smaller administrative units, municipal administrations and mayor's offices were formed for several smaller spatially connected places. For example, Hüffler belonged to the mayor's office in Quirnbach until 1972, when the administrative reform in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate created the municipal administration as larger administrative units and Hüffler was assigned to the newly formed municipality of Glan-Münchweiler.
At the beginning of the 19th century, mining rights in two coal mines "Am Berg" and "Auf der Hube" made it possible to mine hard coal. The seam, about 30 cm thick, is one of the Kuseler layers in geological terms. Due to the high water content, the coal may not have been quality coal.
The name Hüffler is likely to be derived from a “Hube” or “ Hufe ” that was created under the reign of the Remigius Monastery in the years 600-800 , rural settlement areas, composed of the cultivated arable land and the associated farm. However, the spelling developed from Hiffelers via Hifflers to Hüfler . The current spelling has existed since the beginning of the 19th century (1837).
The council in Hüffler consists of twelve council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman. A personalized proportional representation took place in the 2009 election .
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
|2019||by majority vote||12 seats|
|2014||by majority vote||12 seats|
|2004||by majority vote||12 seats|
Helge Schwab became mayor of Hüffler in 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for another five years with a share of 77.29% of the votes.
Old documents also show that a brewery called "Hornung" was in operation in Hüffler until 1879. When the school was built in 1963, a beer cellar was found carved out of sandstone.
In 1912 the quarrying of hard stones began in the Isack quarry, which was operated until the 1950s. They were large, closed intrusive bodies of the Melaphyrs, which were covered with sedimentary rocks consisting of sandstones , shale and coal shale. This melaphyric mushroom, which reaches close to the surface, can only be found once in the Hüffler district. Sandstone quarries used to be located in a ring of 200–300 meters around the intrusive body. They show that the hot magma masses only came so high here in this area and that they are resting in deeper layers in the vicinity. The origin of this intrusion has not yet been determined geologically. In any case, it is younger than the layers of earth into which it penetrated in a molten state. The age of the surrounding red layers is around 240 million years.
The geological formation is one of the Kuseler layers that arose in the deepest Permian. Arcosia are embedded in the rapid alternation of sandstones, clay and conglomerates. They are weathered feldspars that show up as brownish spots in the sandstone.
Culture, clubs, events
Hüffler owns an extensive leisure area "Am Isak", the former mining area with camping, sports and tennis courts. A fishing pond and barbecue facilities are also used by local clubs and tourists. Hüffler also owns a sports club, SV Hüffler, with a football and tennis department. Football was played on a hard court until the summer of 2008. After the 50th anniversary of the club, the 2008/2009 season saw the renovation of a grass pitch. Two clay courts are available for the tennis department.
- Homepage of the local community Hüffler
- Local community Hüffler on the website of the Verbandsgemeinde Oberes Glantal
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- Hans-Joachim Seiler: Hüffler local council has its first meeting after the local elections. Die Rheinpfalz, August 25, 2019, accessed on May 6, 2020 .
- The Regional Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Upper Glantal, Verbandsgemeinde, twelfth line of results. Retrieved May 6, 2020 .