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Coat of arms of the city of Hagenbach
Map of Germany, position of the city of Hagenbach highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 1 ′  N , 8 ° 15 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Germersheim
Association municipality : Hagenbach
Height : 104 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.85 km 2
Residents: 5444 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 343 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 76767
Area code : 07273
License plate : GER
Community key : 07 3 34 008
Association administration address: Ludwigstrasse 20
76767 Hagenbach
Website : www.hagenbach.de
City Mayor : Christian Hutter ( CDU )
Location of the city of Hagenbach in the district of Germersheim
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Hagenbach with old crossing over the Rhine (excerpt from Wilhelm Besserer's Rhine current map ) approx. 1590

Hagenbach is a town in the district of Germersheim in the southeast of Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the Verbandsgemeinde Hagenbach and is designated as a basic center according to state planning .



Hagenbach is located in the Upper Rhine Plain east of the Bienwald . The urban area extends about 3.5 km west of the Rhine - viewed downstream between Neuburg am Rhein in the south and the Wörth district of Maximiliansau in the northeast. In the southeast, the urban area extends in two places within the Daxlander Au polder to the banks of the Rhine; the area in between around the former Frohnau brickworks belongs to Neuburg am Rhein and is connected to the rest of the Neuburg district via the water surface of the Rhine. From the nature reserve Stixwörth in the border area to Neuburg towards the north, the Hagenbacher Altrhein , which forms a U-shaped loop near Hagenbach and through which the Heßbach flows , runs; to the east of it lies the nature reserve Goldgrund in the Wörther city area .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities of Hagenbach are in the west and north the city of Wörth am Rhein , in the east across the Rhine the city of Karlsruhe , in the south the local community Neuburg am Rhein and in the south-west the local community Berg . Neuburg and Berg belong to the Verbandsgemeinde Hagenbach.



Part of the Hagenbach hoard, Historical Museum of the Palatinate

The area was already settled in Roman times. The " Hagenbach hoard ", which consists mainly of silver jewelry, contains the booty of a Germanic war campaign from the 3rd century, which is believed to have come from a Roman temple district in Aquitaine . The find is now kept in the Palatinate History Museum in Speyer .

middle Ages

The Burgundians followed, and in the 6th century the Franks . The oldest surviving mention of Hagenbach comes from a deed of donation from King Ludwig the German from 848. In 1281, the Roman-German King Rudolf von Habsburg granted Hagenbach city rights. Parts of the city wall are still preserved today.

Hagenbach was the leading place of the Büttelei Hagenbach . In the two divisions of the Lichtenberg rule , which took place around 1330 and 1335, half of the village of Hagenbach is mentioned as part of this rule . This is the part of the country of the "middle line", the descendants of Ludwig III. von Lichtenberg , assigned. In 1396 the Lichtenberg half of the village - with the exception of the small local castle - was then given to the Lords of Finstingen as a pledge for the dowry on the occasion of the marriage of Adelheid von Lichtenberg, daughter of Johann IV. Von Lichtenberg , with Johann von Finstingen . This pledge was later transferred to Nassau-Saarbrücken .

Modern times

The local castle was destroyed in the Peasants' War in 1525. The Hagenbach pledge was only released again in 1544 under the successors of the Lichtenberg family, the Counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg . In 1885 the inauguration of the Hagenbach synagogue, which was destroyed in the Reichspogromnacht in 1938. Since January 22nd, 2006 Hagenbach has again had city rights.

Population development

year Residents
1808 995
1815 1,284
1835 1,644
1871 1,819
1905 1,741
1939 2,338
1950 2,336
year Residents
1961 2,729
1970 4.234
1987 4,556
1997 5,493
2005 5,429
2019 5,444


In 2012, 48.3 percent of the population were Catholic and 20.4 percent Protestant. The rest belonged to another religion or were non-denominational.


town hall

City council

The city ​​council in Hagenbach consists of 22 council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary city ​​mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the city council:

choice SPD CDU FWH FDP total
2019 7th 9 3 3 22 seats
2014 8th 11 3 22 seats
2009 7th 12 3 22 seats
2004 6th 13 3 22 seats

Local or city mayor

  • 1945–1960: Hermann Meyer
  • 1960–1987: Karl August Vogel (CDU)
  • 1987–1994: Hermann Dreizehnter (CDU)
  • 1994–2019: Franz Xaver Scherrer (CDU)
  • since 2019: Christian Hutter (CDU)

Hutter was inducted into office in July 2019. In the runoff election on June 16, 2019, he prevailed with 55.68% of the vote, after none of the original three applicants had achieved a sufficient majority in the direct election on May 26, 2019.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Hagenbach
Blazon : "A green beech with roots in silver."
Establishment of the coat of arms: The coat of arms was approved by Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria in 1911 and goes back to a seal from 1297.

Culture and sights

Crucifixion group Hagenbach

In the center there are well-kept half-timbered houses. The church of St. Michael from 1752 has a rich rococo interior . Behind the church you can still see a remnant of the old fortification and in the old cemetery the monument “Crucifixion Group” from 1835. The Lourdes grotto on the high bank is the destination of the faithful every year.

Near Hagenbach (at the intersection of the road to Kandel) are the remains of a Roman road , next to the sawmill six Roman Leugensteine were found, a reproduction is at the old location in the Bienwald, the original is in the Palatinate History Museum.

The Hagenbach - Lauterburg sculpture trail runs between Hagenbach and Scheibenhardt .

See also: List of cultural monuments in Hagenbach

Economy and Infrastructure


Hagenbach is a little off the A 65 . The city has a stop on the Wörth – Strasbourg railway line .

Established businesses

Several automotive suppliers have settled in the community in recent years. The largest employer is the Faurecia interior systems development center . Instrument panels and cockpits for the automotive industry are developed there. In 2003 the site had 550 employees. The factory is 18,000 m².

Other traders have organized themselves in the "Association of the Hagenbach Business World", founded in 1997, dissolved in 2018. In 2015, the "HAGA", the "Hagenbach Trade Exhibition", took place for the last time.

Public facilities

As the seat of the association , Hagenbach is home to its administration. The youth center is located next to the hornbeam school.


Honorary citizen

  • February 14, 1930: Eduard Eichmann (1870–1946), German theologian and canon lawyer born in Hagenbach. Appointment as an honorary citizen on the occasion of his 60th birthday
  • January 21, 1932: Albin Mayer (1874–1936), pastor in Hagenbach from 1907–1936. Appointment as an honorary citizen on the occasion of his 25 years of service in Hagenbach.
  • April 14, 1972: Albert Leicht (1922–1994), German politician (CDU) born in Hagenbach, member of the Bundestag and parliamentary state secretary . Appointment as an honorary citizen in recognition of his services to his home community
  • May 13, 1999: Anna Doll (Sister Maria Silvana) (1914–2009), Catholic community nurse. Appointment as honorary citizen in recognition of her many years of activity as head of the Hagenbach kindergarten from 1945–1984.
  • January 16, 2002: Hermann Dreizehnter (1931–2016), Rector of the primary and secondary school in Hagenbach 1968–1994. In recognition of his work in local politics, including as a member of the Association's Municipal Council 1972–1994 and Mayor from 1987–1994.

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Eduard Eichmann (1870–1946), German theologian and canon lawyer
  • Albert Leicht (1922–1994), German politician (CDU)
  • Gabriele Mehl (* 1967), German rower

People who worked on site

  • Hugo Ulm (* 1944), German soccer player


  • Fritz Eyer: The territory of the Lords of Lichtenberg 1202-1480. Investigations into the property, the rule and the politics of domestic power of a noble family from the Upper Rhine . In: Writings of the Erwin von Steinbach Foundation . 2nd edition, unchanged in the text, by an introduction extended reprint of the Strasbourg edition, Rhenus-Verlag, 1938. Volume 10 . Pfaehler, Bad Neustadt an der Saale 1985, ISBN 3-922923-31-3 (268 pages).
  • Hermann Dreizehnter: Hagenbach - stations in its rich history. Bath pressure, 1999.

Web links

Commons : Hagenbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ Christoph Lehmann: Chronicle of the free imperial city of Speyer . Book 3. Frankfurt am Main 1612, chap. 44 .
  4. Eyer, pp. 55, 240.
  5. Eyer, p. 79.
  6. Eyer, p. 103.
  7. Eyer, p. 103.
  8. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 187 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  9. Michael Frey , attempt of a geographical-historical-statistical description of the royal. bayer. Rheinkreises, Speyer 1836, p. 506.
  10. The values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses.
  11. Ewois, as of July 31, 2012
  12. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  13. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  14. Handover in Hagenbach: Christian Hutter takes over from “FX”. Pfalz-Express, July 20, 2019, accessed on April 26, 2020 .
  15. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Hagenbach, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved April 26, 2020 .
  16. Hagenbach: Hutter and Gröschel go into the runoff election. Pfalz-Express, May 26, 2019, accessed on April 26, 2020 .
  17. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: The great book of arms of the Palatinate. Gräber, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3 .
  18. ^ Friedrich Sprater, Finds of Leugensteinen in der Pfalz, Germania, Volume 21, No. 1 (1937) Online
  19. Faurecia press release of September 19, 2003 (PDF; 31 kB), accessed on September 8, 2013.
  20. Betsch, Andreas: Gewerbeverein gives up , Die Rheinpfalz, July 14, 2018, accessed on April 26, 2020.
  21. Granting of honorary citizenship. Prof. Dr. Eduard Eichmann. Verbandsgemeinde Hagenbach, accessed on August 6, 2019 .
  22. Granting of honorary citizenship. Pastor Albin Mayer. Verbandsgemeinde Hagenbach, accessed on August 6, 2019 .
  23. Granting of honorary citizenship. Albert Leicht. Verbandsgemeinde Hagenbach, accessed on August 6, 2019 .
  24. Granting of honorary citizenship. Anna Doll (sister Maria Silvana). Verbandsgemeinde Hagenbach, accessed on August 6, 2019 .
  25. Granting of honorary citizenship. Hermann Thirteenth. Verbandsgemeinde Hagenbach, accessed on August 6, 2019 .