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Coordinates: 49 ° 6 '  N , 8 ° 17'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Germersheim
Association municipality : Jockgrim
Height : 114 m above sea level NHN
Area : 12.61 km 2
Residents: 7407 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 587 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 76751
Area code : 07271
License plate : GER
Community key : 07 3 34 012
Association administration address: Untere
Buchstrasse 22 76751 Jockgrim
Website :
Mayoress : Sabine Baumann ( CDU )
Location of the local community Jockgrim in the district of Germersheim
Wörth am Rhein Germersheim Zeiskam Ottersheim bei Landau Knittelsheim Bellheim Scheibenhardt Berg (Pfalz) Hagenbach Neuburg am Rhein Jockgrim Neupotz Hatzenbühl Rheinzabern Steinweiler Erlenbach bei Kandel Kandel (Pfalz) Winden (Pfalz) Vollmersweiler Freckenfeld Minfeld Leimersheim Kuhardt Rülzheim Hördt Schwegenheim Lingenfeld Freisbach Weingarten (Pfalz) Westheim (Pfalz) Lustadt Baden-Württemberg Frankreich Speyer Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis Neustadt an der Weinstraße Landkreis Südliche Weinstraße Landau in der Pfalzmap
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Jockgrim is a municipality in the district of Germersheim in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the association of the same name , to which it also belongs. According to state planning, Jockgrim is designated as a basic center.

Geographical location

Jockgrim is located in the Upper Rhine Plain  - viewed downstream between Wörth am Rhein in the south and Neupotz in the northeast. The village is 4.3 km from the western bank of the Rhine, which flows there in a south-southwest-north-northeast direction. Also seen downstream are near the village of the Altrhein south of Jockgrim , which lies on and partly on the border with Wörth, and in the southeast of the Altrhein Hörnel (Hörnel-Altrhein) , which extends near the Rhine island of Hörnel . The latter, like the Wörther Altrhein on the other side of the old Rhine, lies in the Wörther area.

Neighboring communities

Rheinzabern Neupotz
Wörth Neighboring communities Wörth


Jockgrim, on a spur of the high bank of the Rhine, is one of the large communities in the district of Germersheim. The place, first mentioned in 1223 under the name "Jochenheim", was owned by the Speyer prince-bishops in the Middle Ages , who temporarily held his seat there. The city wall, which is still partially preserved today, dates from this period, while the castle bailiwick and the other fortifications were razed by French invasion troops in 1793 .

Due to the rich clay deposits, the place experienced a great economic boom in the 19th century through the production of roof tiles , which is closely linked to the family company Ludowici .

Jockgrim Castle

Plan of Jockgrim Castle in the 18th century

Bishop Nikolaus von Speyer had a castle built in Jockgrim in 1390. After being destroyed in the Wars of the Réunion , it was rebuilt under Hugo Damian von Schönborn and finally destroyed in the French Revolution . The castle secured the northern end of the fortification (on all other sides the terrain slopes steeply to the Rhine lowlands) and was surrounded by moats. Only some of the foundations have been preserved, over which newer buildings have built.

Population development

If not listed separately, the source of the data is the State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate.

year Residents
1802 884
1815 1,120
1835 1,254
1849 1,280
1861 1,246
1871 1,169
1905 1,702
year Residents
1939 2,408
1950 2,619
1965 4.031
1970 4,549
1975 5.016
1980 5,303
1985 5,567
year Residents
1990 6.210
1995 6,657
2000 6,725
2005 6,918
2010 7.009
2013 7,265


In 2012, 49.6 percent of the population were Catholic and 21.3 percent Protestant. The rest belonged to another religion or were non-denominational.

In 1871, out of a total of 1,169 inhabitants, 1,166 were Catholic and 3 were Protestant.


Municipal council

The municipal council in Jockgrim consists of 24 (up to 2014 22, the increase was made according to local elections due to the increased number of residents) council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairwoman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU GREEN FWG BfJ total
2019 4th 10 4th 6th - 24 seats
2014 4th 8th 2 4th 4th 22 seats
2009 4th 9 - 2 7th 22 seats
2004 3 10 2 1 6th 22 seats


Mayor 1719 to 1972

  • 1719: Jakob Gebhard
  • 1728: Anthony Reiss
  • 1737: Franz Blando
  • 1743: Hans Martin Weigel
  • 1744: Philipp Jakob Kuhn
  • 1747: Albert Gebhard
  • 1782: Christian Schwein
  • 1783: Jakob Weixel
  • 1784: Georg Adam Reiss
  • 1786–1787: Johann Dionys Gebhard
  • 1788: Georg Martin Werling
  • 1790–1791: Joh. Mich. Ochsenreither
  • 1791–1792: Dionys Gebhart
  • 1792–1796: Georg Martin Werling
  • 1798: Josef Schwein (?)
  • 1799–1800: Christoph (?) Welzenbach
  • 1800–1807: Franz Schwein
  • 1808–1812: Joh. Mich. Ochsenreither
  • 1813: Josef Delbe
  • 1813–1817: Josef Schwein
  • 1817–1819: Jakob Töppe
  • 1819–1835: Josef Schwein
  • 1835–1837: Johann Mich. pig
  • 1838–1848: Josef Schwein
  • 1848–1857: Martin Gruber
  • 1857–1863: Michael Josef Berdel
  • 1863–1868: Franz Keiber
  • 1868–1871: Georg Michael Werner
  • 1871–1874: Franz Ludwig Ochsenreither
  • 1875–1879: Franz Thomas Dreyer
  • 1879–1899: Franz Josef Keiber II.
  • 1899–1904: Franz Anton Castle
  • 1904–1909: Franz Josef Keiber
  • 1909–1915: Johann Deutsch
  • 1915-1924: Valentin Fenrich
  • 1924–1933: Eduard Reiss
  • 1933–1934: Ludwig Kuhn
  • 1934–1939: Emil Theisinger
  • 1939–1945: Jakob Werner
  • 1945: Richard Sitter
  • 1945–1946: Jakob Winschel
  • 1946–1948: Otto Fuhr
  • 1948-1964: Alois Fenrich
  • 1964–1972: Richard Werling

Local mayor since 1972

  • 1972–1999: Helmut Schloß (CDU)
  • 1999-2004: Konrad Milli (CDU)
  • 2004–2014: Jörg Scherer (citizen for Jockgrim)
  • 2014– 0000: Sabine Baumann (CDU)

In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Sabine Baumann was confirmed in her office for another five years with 61.11% of the vote.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Jockgrim
Blazon : "In red a silver mark in the form of a Latin A (plow loop)."
Justification of the coat of arms: It was approved by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior in 1925 and goes back to a court seal from 1753.

Culture and sights

At an international sculpture symposium , the Jockgrim sculpture trail was created in the Bürgerpark in 1989 . It is also part of the Rhineland-Palatinate Sculpture Trail .


In the 19th and 20th In the 17th century, Jockgrim was the location of the Carl Ludowici interlocking tile works , the European market leader in this field, whose products can still be seen halfway around the world. The brickworks museum, the walk-in ring oven under the municipal administration, various other buildings and numerous roofs are reminiscent of this time.

The "Hinnerstädel", which is characterized by historical half-timbered houses, impresses with its idyllic flair and has already given many artists a permanent home. This district (Ludwigstrasse) is probably the oldest surviving part of Jockgrim. Remains of the old city wall and the tithe house can be viewed here. The so-called "Hinnerstädelfeschd" is held in this district every two years, most recently in autumn 2014.

Another attraction is the restored example of a spherical house , invented by Johann Wilhelm Ludowici . It is located near the community center and contains everything that is required for a two-person household.

Johanneswiesen recreation area

Bathing beach of the former Johanneswiesen quarry pond

Originally created by the dismantling of the gravel works, the Johanneswiese quarry pond currently serves as a swimming lake, nature reserve and fishing area. This is possible due to the large water area, which can only be used as a swimming area to a very limited extent. The measured values ​​for the quality of the bathing water are many times below the EU limit values ​​required for the quality level “excellent”.

Lake Johanneswiesen is open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from May to September and is monitored from time to time by the German Life Saving Society (DLRG) through the local group Wörth am Rhein. There are sanitary facilities and a snack / kiosk that offers drinks and snacks. An entry fee is charged to maintain and maintain the facility.


Since 1995 the Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft Jockgrim e. V. held an international pole vault meeting that over the years has developed into one of the leading IAAF special meetings. For the first nine years, the competition was held on Ludwigstrasse, and a puncture box was installed every year with the help of a jackhammer. In 2003 the move to the stadium took place. One of the highlights was a 6 m jump by Brad Walker , several thousand spectators only a few meters away from the athletes ensure the special atmosphere of the event.

Economy and Infrastructure


Jockgrim has a stop on the Schifferstadt – Wörth railway line . The Karlsruhe Stadtbahn has been running between Germersheim and Wörth am Rhein since December 2010 . The line was electrified for this purpose .

Oil pipeline

The pipeline of the Société du Pipeline Sud-Européen (SPSE) runs through the area of ​​the municipality from Fos-sur-Mer in the south of France to the nearby Upper Rhine mineral oil refinery .


Honorary citizen

  • 1912: Wilhelm Ludowici (1855–1929), brick manufacturer and researcher of the Roman Rheinzabern
  • 1918: Eugen Haueisen (1845–1925), chief engineer at BASF Ludwigshafen, awarded because of “the community has repeatedly shown benevolence”.
  • 1922: August Ludowici (1866–1943), German consul in Tenerife, creator of the Babette Ludowici Foundation in Jockgrim and the festival hall in Landau.
  • 1932: Lina Sommer (1862–1932), native writer.
  • 1932: Albert Haueisen (1872–1954), painter, temporary director of the Karlsruhe Academy, titular professor and honorary doctorate.
  • 1951: Georg Kopp (1894–1966), pastor, clergyman, dean, papal house prelate, made a decisive contribution to the reconstruction of the parish church of St. Dionysius, which was destroyed by air raid, author of the first local chronicle of Jockgrim (1950).
  • 1952: Johann Wilhelm Ludowici (1896–1983), rebuilt the brick industry in Jockgrim, which had been destroyed by the war. Made a number of technical inventions in the field of brick industry and construction (assembly construction).
  • 1965: Nikolaus Angermaier (1900–1982), clergyman, author of several plays for amateur stages.
  • 1965: Hans Rasimus (1914–1989), senior teacher, 1st alderman 1972–1984, local researcher, initiator of the Zehnthaus restoration, co-founder of the cultural association and the Board of Trustees for Art and Monument Preservation.
  • 1978: Rudolf Brecht (1912–1979), Government Director. Foundation of an extensive collection of Albert Haueisen's works, minerals and fossils for the community. By publishing the poems of Els Benner-Brecht, he made the literary work of this previously unknown Jockgrim poet known to the public for the first time.
  • 2006: Richard Werling (1926–2009), 1972–1991 mayor of the Jockgrim community
  • 2020: Karl-Heinz Deutsch (* 1940), sculptor

Sons and daughters of the place

  • Johann Wilhelm Ludowici (1896–1983), brick manufacturer
  • Siegfried Jantzer (1917–1991), politician (CDU)

People who worked on site


  • Dieter Rasimus: Chronicle of the community Jockgrim. 1992.
  • Hans Rasimus: Emigrants from Jockgrim in the 19th century. 1980.
  • Peter Distl: Jockgrim Family Book 1684-1909. 2019.

Web links

Commons : Jockgrim  - 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: Regional data.
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: Jockgrim.
  4. a b c Official directory and statistics of the Royal Bavarian Government District of the Palatinate, 1863, p. XIX of the appendix
  5. a b Results of the census in the Kingdom of Bavaria from December 1, 1871 according to individual communities, 1873, p. 65
  6. KommWis, as of December 31, 2012
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections.
  8. a b Dieter Rasimus: Chronicle of the community Jockgrim. 1992, p. 461.
  9. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Jockgrim, Verbandsgemeinde, second line of results. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .
  10. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: The great book of arms of the Palatinate. Gräber, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3 .
  11. Cf. various commemorative publications by the Carl Ludowici Falzziegelwerke ( archive of historic roof tiles ).
  12. ^ Zehnthaus Jockgrim
  13. ^ Page of the VG-Jockgrim about the local recreation area Johanneswiesen Jockgrim
  14. ^ RLP water management administration via Johanneswiese in Jockgrim ( Memento from August 13, 2006 in the Internet Archive )
  15. a b The world champions are coming. In: Pfalz-Echo . July 28, 2015.
  17. Christian Fuchs: Brad Walker's six-meter jump in Jockgrim. In: July 19, 2006.
  18. a b c d e f g h i j Dieter Rasimus: Chronicle of the community Jockgrim. 1992, p. 462.
  19. ^ Letter from the community of Jockgrim 2007 , accessed on July 18, 2020.
  20. ^ Letter from the community of Jockgrim 2010 , accessed on July 18, 2020.
  21. [1] , accessed on July 11, 2020
  22. Sculptor Karl-Heinz Deutsch is an honorary citizen , Die Rheinpfalz, Germersheimer Rundschau, July 7, 2020, accessed on July 10, 2020