Ilbesheim (Donnersbergkreis)

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Ilbesheim (Donnersbergkreis)
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Coordinates: 49 ° 41 ′  N , 8 ° 5 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Donnersbergkreis
Association municipality : Kirchheimbolanden
Height : 297 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.11 km 2
Residents: 594 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 97 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 67294
Primaries : 06352, 06355
License plate : KIB, ROK
Community key : 07 3 33 031
Association administration address: Neue Allee 2
67292 Kirchheimbolanden
Website :
Local Mayor : Dieter Schröder
Location of the local community Ilbesheim 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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Landscape near Ilbesheim

Ilbesheim is a municipality in the Donnersbergkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Kirchheimbolanden community .


Ilbesheim lies in the southern part of the Alzeyer hill country on the so-called "Ilbesheimer Lösschwelle". The municipal area is used for agriculture to about 90 percent and has extremely low 0.3 percent forest cover.

Former Morschheim Station ( Thunder Mountain Railway ) is partly on the district of Ilbesheim.


Ilbesheim was first mentioned in a document in the 8th century. However, graves were found that date back to the La Tène period . The now Protestant village church has a Romanesque tower, which is dated to the era around 1100.

The village came early as an exclave to the County of Falkenstein . At first these ruled the Lords of Bolanden , who were inherited in 1418 by the Counts of Virneburg .

The County of Falkenstein and with it the village of Ilbesheim passed to the Duke of Lorraine in 1667 through various owners . Through the marriage of the Lorraine Duke Franz Stephan with Maria Theresa von Habsburg , Ilbesheim came to Austria and was subordinate to the Oberamt Winnweiler of the imperial part of front Austria . The responsible bailiff resided in Winnweiler .

In 1756 Protestant residents of Ilbesheim complained to the emperor in Vienna about the introduction of a right of joint use ( Simultaneum ) of their church for Catholics. For this purpose, parish deputies were sent to Vienna twice , about which Emperor Franz I was alienated in his written answer of July 28, 1756, because “ the last deputated here from Ilbesheim parishioners, who, according to all reputations, are only concerned with increasing the number of people who were attracted by the parish Daily allowances may be, already in the 2nd month after receiving information there are uselessly staying ”.

On June 11, 1758, a Corpus Christi procession took place in Ilbesheim for the first time since the Reformation . The complaint sent by the Protestant community to the emperor paints an interesting and colorful picture of the baroque country festivities. She reports that in the current year, namely on June 11th , the Catholics had such a public procession set up in loco (= at the place), and also had Catholic co-religionists for 5 hours, as well as those neighboring, especially the neighboring municipality of Stetten in the Palatinate region , with flags, singing and sound, also with a line-up of assembled and appointed foreign peasants armed with rifles, order in such a way ... that under this act the venerable Guth publice (= public) by the ... Catholic priest circumgested (= shown around), read public masses in different places in the place, gave benedictiones (= blessings), and with such spiritual actibus (= actions) each time a fire was given by the raised peasant command ” .

In fact, the church in Ilbesheim, built in 1790 - like many other churches in the Palatinate - was fitted with a partition so that it could be used by both the Protestant and the Catholic community. The partition was only removed in 1968.

After 1792 French revolutionary troops occupied the region and annexed it after the Peace of Campo Formio (1797) . From 1798 to 1814 the village belonged to the French department of Donnersberg and was assigned to the canton of Kirchheim .

Due to the agreements reached at the Congress of Vienna (1815) and an exchange contract with Austria , the region became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1816 . From 1818 the community of Ilbesheim was assigned to the Kirchheim regional commissioner in the Bavarian Rhine District, later to the Kirchheimbolanden district office, from which the Kirchheimbolanden district emerged in 1938 . Since 1946 Ilbesheim has belonged to the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

To distinguish it from Ilbesheim near Landau in the Palatinate , the place received the additional designation Ilbesheim auf dem Gleichen .

Statistics on population development

The development of the population of Ilbesheim, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 470
1835 635
1871 634
1905 581
1939 531
year Residents
1950 677
1961 604
1970 523
1987 466
2005 516


Municipal council

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


Local mayor is Dieter Schröder. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with 88.52% of the votes.

coat of arms

Ilbesheim coat of arms
Blazon : "In blue, a rooted golden stalk of grain, covered by two crossed golden oak branches, each with a golden acorn and two golden oak leaves."
Establishment of the coat of arms: It was awarded by the Reich Governor in Bavaria in 1937 and goes back to a seal from 1683.

The court seal, used in 1622, shows an oak branch without leaves, which is crossed with a stalk of grain.


Historically (until 1968) the church in Ilbesheim was a simultaneous church for the Protestant and Catholic communities. The church tower goes back to a previous building from the 11th century, the nave dates from 1790 and replaced an older previous building. The former churchyard was recently converted into a park. The Protestant community in Ilbesheim is looked after by the pastor in Gauersheim today.

In 1968 the Catholic community built the chapel of St. John on the Equal . It was a branch of the parish church in Stetten and is now looked after from Kirchheimbolanden.

Economy and Infrastructure

The plateau around Ilbesheim has high-yield loess soils , which is why agriculture has historically played an important role. Today most of the residents are commuters who work in the nearest metropolitan areas.

The L 445 and L 446 cross in the village. A short distance to the southwest there is a direct connection to the A 63 ( Kaiserslautern - Mainz ). In Kirchheimbolanden there is a train station of the Donnersbergbahn .

Sons and daughters of the church

See also


Web links

Commons : Ilbesheim  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ Directory of the Palatinate localities of the Austrian Oberamt Winnweiler
  4. To the Ilbesheim delegates in Vienna
  5. ^ On the course of the Corpus Christi procession in 1758 in Ilbesheim
  6. a b c d Flat and very green: Ilbesheim - Die Rheinpfalz
  7. Topographic map from the 2nd half of the 19th century ( Memento of the original from March 5, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Representation (with local neck rhyme) of the community of Kirchheimbolanden @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: City council election 2019 Ilbesheim. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .
  9. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kirchheimbolanden, Verbandsgemeinde, sixth line of results. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .