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Coat of arms of the local community Hinzweiler
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Coordinates: 49 ° 35 '  N , 7 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Kusel
Association municipality : Lauterecken-Wolfstein
Height : 208 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.32 km 2
Residents: 339 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 64 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 67756
Area code : 06304
License plate : KUS
Community key : 07 3 36 042
Association administration address: Schulstrasse 6a
67742 Lauterecken
Website : www.hinzweiler.de
Local Mayor : Gunter Suffel
Location of the local community Hinzweiler in the district of Kusel
Waldmohr Dunzweiler Breitenbach (Pfalz) Schönenberg-Kübelberg Gries (Pfalz) Brücken (Pfalz) Dittweiler Altenkirchen (Pfalz) Ohmbach Frohnhofen Nanzdietschweiler Börsborn Steinbach am Glan Krottelbach Langenbach (Pfalz) Herschweiler-Pettersheim Wahnwegen Henschtal Hüffler Quirnbach/Pfalz Rehweiler Glan-Münchweiler Matzenbach Selchenbach Herchweiler Albessen Konken Ehweiler Schellweiler Etschberg Theisbergstegen Haschbach am Remigiusberg Kusel Blaubach Oberalben Dennweiler-Frohnbach Körborn Thallichtenberg Ruthweiler Reichweiler Pfeffelbach Rathsweiler Niederalben Ulmet Erdesbach Bedesbach Rammelsbach Altenglan Welchweiler Elzweiler Horschbach Bosenbach Rutsweiler am Glan Föckelberg Niederstaufenbach Oberstaufenbach Neunkirchen am Potzberg Jettenbach (Pfalz) Rothselberg Kreimbach-Kaulbach Wolfstein Rutsweiler an der Lauter Eßweiler Oberweiler im Tal Aschbach (Westpfalz) Hinzweiler Oberweiler-Tiefenbach Relsberg Hefersweiler Einöllen Reipoltskirchen Nußbach (Pfalz) Hoppstädten Kappeln (bei Lauterecken) Medard (Glan) Odenbach Adenbach Ginsweiler Cronenberg (bei Lauterecken) Hohenöllen Heinzenhausen Lohnweiler Lauterecken Unterjeckenbach Langweiler (bei Lauterecken) Merzweiler Homberg (bei Lauterecken) Herren-Sulzbach Grumbach (Landkreis Kusel) Kirrweiler (bei Lauterecken) Sankt Julian Hausweiler Wiesweiler Deimberg Buborn Glanbrücken Offenbach-Hundheim Nerzweiler Saarland Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Donnersbergkreis Kaiserslautern Landkreis Südwestpfalz Landkreis Kaiserslautern Landkreis Südwestpfalzmap
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Hinzweiler seen from the Leienberg

Hinzweiler is a municipality in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Lauterecken-Wolfstein association.



The place is in the Eßweiler valley in the North Palatinate Uplands and its sub-area Potzberg-Königsberg Group . As of 2011, 51.8 percent of the municipal area was forested. Neighboring communities are - clockwise - Nerzweiler , Aschbach , Wolfstein , Oberweiler im Tal and Horschbach .

Elevations and waters

The north-west flank of the 568 meter high Königsberg also belongs to the district . The Leienberg extends north of this . The Talbach runs through the center of the community in a south-north direction . On site he takes the Taufenbach from the right , which flows through a pond shortly after its source.


Hinzweiler was first mentioned in 1263 as Hennsewilre . Until 1595 and again from 1755 to 1792 the place belonged to the Rhine Counts , in between to Pfalz-Zweibrücken .

From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , the place was incorporated into the canton of Lauterecken and was subordinate to the Mairie Hundheim . In 1815, Hinzweiler initially belonged to Austria . After the Congress of Vienna , it was added to Bavaria a year later . From 1818 to 1862 the community continued to belong to the canton of Wolfstein and was part of the Kusel Land Commissioner , which was then converted into a district office.

In 1939 the place was incorporated into the Kusel district. After the Second World War , Jettenbach became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate within the French occupation zone . In the course of the first Rhineland-Palatinate administrative reform , Hinzweiler became part of the Wolfstein community in 1972 . The place has belonged to the Lauterecken-Wolfstein community since 2014 .


There is a Protestant parish on site, to which the Hirsau Church also belongs.


Municipal council

The council in Hinzweiler consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Gunter Suffel was confirmed in his office as local mayor of Hinzweiler with a vote of 73.44%.

Cultural monuments

The Jewish cemetery is designated as a monument zone . In addition, there are a total of three individual objects that are under monument protection .

Economy and Infrastructure

The hut in the Taufenbachtal of the Palatinate Forest Association


In Hinzweiler there is a kindergarten, a hairdresser, a rifle house, the cosmetics company femi nails cosmetics e. K. , ENERCON GmbH , a construction company as well as an event and sports hall.


State roads 368 and 372 run through Hinzweiler . Bundesstrasse 270 runs to the east . In Reckweilerhof there is a train station of the Lautertalbahn . Hinzweiler is connected to the local transport network via bus route 274 of the Rhein-Neckar transport association , which connects the town with Kusel and Wolfstein .


With the hut in Taufenbachtal there is a hut of the Palatinate Forest Association in the municipality . A hiking trail, which is marked with a yellow bar , runs through the center of the village .


Sons and daughters of the church

People who worked on site

  • Pantaleon Candidus (1540–1608), Reformed theologian, historian and author, was at times pastor in Hinzweiler


Web links

Commons : Hinzweiler  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  3. Jens Häßel: Hinzweiler: Stumbling Start for City Council. Die Rheinpfalz, July 7, 2019, accessed on April 30, 2020 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Lauterecken-Wolfstein, Verbandsgemeinde, 15th line of results. Accessed April 30, 2020 .