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Coat of arms of the local community Herschweiler-Pettersheim
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Coordinates: 49 ° 29 '  N , 7 ° 21'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Kusel
Association municipality : Upper Glantal
Height : 274 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.47 km 2
Residents: 1275 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 171 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 66909
Area code : 06384
License plate : KUS
Community key : 07 3 36 041
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 8
66901 Schönenberg-Kübelberg
Website : www.herschweiler-pettersheim.de
Local Mayor : Margot Schillo (FWG)
Location of the local community of Herschweiler-Pettersheim in the Kusel district
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Jagdschloss - assembly in today's location
Herschweiler-Pettersheim quarry

Herschweiler-Pettersheim is a municipality in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Upper Glantal .


Herschweiler-Pettersheim is located in the upper Ohmbach valley in the West Palatinate . The Bockhof residential area to the south also belongs to the community.


The first written mention of Pettersheim took place in 1387 under the name "Pederßheim". Herschweiler first appears in 1446 with the name "Hirßwylre".


Municipal council

The municipal council in Herschweiler-Pettersheim 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:

choice SPD FWG total
2019 4th 12 16 seats
2014 7th 9 16 seats
2009 7th 9 16 seats
2004 7th 9 16 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Group Herschweiler-Pettersheim e. V.


Margot Schillo (FWG) became the local mayor of Herschweiler-Pettersheim on August 14, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, she was elected for five years with a share of 76.59% of the vote.

Former community leaders:

  • 1800–1805 Johann Neuberger
  • 1805–1816 Johann Friederich Limberger
  • 1816–1821 Johannes Wollenweber
  • 1821–1843 Adam Mehl, Langenbach
  • 1843–1853 Jakob Fauß 4., Konken
  • 1853–1881 Georg Morgenstern
  • 1881–1884 Jakob Closs
  • 1884–1890 Ludwig Blind
  • 1890–1919 Peter Müller
  • 1919–1924 Christian Schultheiß
  • 1925–1926 Otto Hollinger
  • 1926–1929 Jakob Rietz
  • 1930–1940 Hermann Theiss
  • 1940–1942 Karl Fell
  • 1942–1943 Friedrich Gerlach
  • 1943–1945 Ernst Häßel
  • 1945–1948 Ludwig Becker
  • 1948–1956 August Karst
  • 1956–1964 Albert Hollinger
  • 1965–1969 August Karst
  • 1969–1972 Karl Fetterroll
  • 1972–1974 Wilhelm Woditsch
  • 1974–1989 Günter Schug
  • 1989-2006 Karl Schmitt
  • 2006–2009 Rüdiger Becker
  • 2009–2019 Klaus Drumm

coat of arms

The following blazon emerges from the “Expert opinion of the Speyer State Archives on the local coat of arms of Herschweiler-Pettersheim” of May 16, 1951 : “In gold on green ground, a jumping, gold-armored , red stag.”

Culture and sights

The most important sights are the foundation walls of a Gallo-Roman Villa Rustica , the remains of the ducal Palatinate-Zweibrückische Schloss Pettersheim and also a disused quarry on the Hühnerkopf, which attracts with beautiful nature and hiking trails.

There is also the Protestant church Herschweiler-Pettersheim in the local community.


Mention should be made of the Owwerderfer Curb , which takes place on the third weekend in September, as well as the Middelderfer Curb; furthermore the sports festival, the village festival and the Christmas market.

Economy and Infrastructure

In Herschweiler-Pettersheim there is a kindergarten, a primary and secondary school plus and a village community center. The A 62 runs in the northeast . In Glan-Münchweiler there is a train station of the Glantalbahn .



Web links

Commons : Herschweiler-Pettersheim  - 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. 156 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections . Retrieved June 7, 2019 .
  4. Margot Schillo, as mayor of Herschweiler-Pettersheim, relies on togetherness. Die Rheinpfalz, August 18, 2019, accessed on May 6, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Upper Glantal, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved May 6, 2020 .