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Coat of arms of the local community Mörsfeld
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Coordinates: 49 ° 45 '  N , 7 ° 56'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Donnersbergkreis
Association municipality : Kirchheimbolanden
Height : 275 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.25 km 2
Residents: 486 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 93 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 67808
Area code : 06358
License plate : KIB, ROK
Community key : 07 3 33 046
Association administration address: Neue Allee 2
67292 Kirchheimbolanden
Local Mayor : Jan Volker
Location of the local community Mörsfeld in the Donnersbergkreis
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Mörsfeld is a municipality in the Donnersbergkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Kirchheimbolanden , within which it forms the northernmost local community.



Mörsfeld is located about 15 kilometers north of the summit of the Donnersberg in the North Palatinate Bergland and belongs to its sub-area Rheinhessische Schweiz . The cities of Kirchheimbolanden , Bad Kreuznach and Alzey are each 15 km away. Due to its location in the Palatinate , most of the residents orientate themselves towards Rheinhessen , due to the better transport connections. The Daimbacherhof, Pfaffenloch and Pfalzblick residential areas also belong to Mörsfeld .


The 286.7 meter high Schloßberg extends to the northeast of the district and the 331.8 meter high Monzenfelder Hübel extends to the south .


The Schloßbach , which flows into the Schindelbach from the left, is located in the district of Mörsfeld . In the south of the municipality rises the Finkenbach , which partly forms the eastern boundary of the municipality and which in the east of the municipality markings the Schindelbach from the left.


Daimbacher Hof with waste dump in the foreground

At the "Daimbacher Hof" (formerly "Alte Grube" in Daimbach), a former mercury mineralization with now completely overgrown mountain islands near Mörsfeld, various mercury minerals such as cinnabarite ( cinnabar ) and calomel ( horn mercury) were mined until the 19th century ), Moschellandsbergite and native mercury . In addition, the rare to very rare minerals capgaronnite , eglestonite , perroudite and poyarkovite were found here.


The annual precipitation is 594 mm. The rainfall is low. They are in the lower quarter of the values ​​recorded in Germany. Lower values ​​are registered at 20% of the measuring stations of the German Weather Service . The driest month is January, with the most rainfall in June. In June there is twice as much rainfall as in January. The rainfall varies moderately. Lower seasonal fluctuations are recorded at 45% of the measuring stations .


The place is presumably named after a settler named "Moro". The land around Mörsfeld is said to have been settled as early as the end of the 9th century, but Mörsfeld was first mentioned in a document in 1381.

Until the end of the 18th century the community belonged to the Electoral Palatinate and was subordinate to the Oberamt Alzey .

The oldest references to the Palatinate mercury mining go back to a documented message that was written around the year 1100. An "old work" in Daimbach (today Daimbacher Hof near Mörsfeld) is mentioned.

From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , Mörsfeld was incorporated into the canton of Kirchheim and was the seat of its own Mairie . In 1815 the community had a total of 349 inhabitants. In the same year it was added to Austria . Just one year later, the place, like the entire Palatinate, changed to the Kingdom of Bavaria . From 1818 to 1862 Ramsen was part of the Kirchheim Land Commissioner - later Kirchhheimbolanden ; from this the district office of Kirchhheimbolanden emerged.

From 1939 the place was part of the Kirchheimbolanden district . After the Second World War , Mörsfeld became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate within the French occupation zone . In the course of the first administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate , Mörsfeld moved to the newly formed Donnersbergkreis in 1969 ; three years later, the community was incorporated into the also newly created community of Kirchheimbolanden .


A Cistercian convent was built on the Daimbacherhof in the second half of the 13th century with the Daimbach monastery. During the Palatinate Peasants' War , the monastery was devastated several times and then completely abandoned.


Municipal council

The council in Mörsfeld 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. Until 2014, the municipality council had twelve council members.

Local mayor

Jan Volker is the local mayor. He was elected unanimously by the local council on June 18, 2019.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Mörsfeld
Blazon : "Divided by black and silver, above a striding red-armored, tongued and crowned golden lion, below three natural reeds with green leaves next to each other rising from a blue corrugated shield base"
Justification of the coat of arms: It was awarded in 1950 by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior and goes back to a seal from 1536. Above it refers to the Electoral Palatinate lion. At the bottom the place name is shown speaking .

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments

There are a total of five objects on site that are listed .


With a service in the east of the district there is a natural monument on site .


The history workshop e. V. published a local family book in 2010 with all families from 1650 to 1930.


The so-called Mörsfeld curb takes place on the third weekend in July.

Economy and Infrastructure


Mercury was mined in Mörsfeld until the 19th century . There are four farms in Mörsfeld that cultivate a total of 650 hectares . The Mörsfeld wind farm , which was built in 2019 and 2020, is located on the territory of the municipality .


State road 404 runs through Mörsfeld and connects the town with Kriegsfeld and Wendelsheim. In the middle of the settlement area, district road 18 branches off to the north. It is about 15 kilometers to the A 63 motorway ( Mainz - Kaiserslautern ), Erbes-Büdesheim junction.


Until 1993, the Mörsfeld Storage Point was located in the forest between Mörsfeld and Stein-Bockenheim , a warehouse for conventional ammunition affiliated with the US Army in Bad Kreuznach. The property was given up in the course of the European troop reduction as a result of the first Gulf War.


The Staudernheim-Soultz-sous-Forêts long-distance hiking trail, marked with a blue bar, runs through Mörsfeld .



Web links

Commons : Mörsfeld  - 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. 143 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. Description of the location and mineral list for Dambacher Hof in the Mineralienatlas and Mindat , accessed on April 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Mineralogical rarities in the Palatinate: Moschellandsbergite. In: Pollicia-Kurier 21 (2) -2005. Archived from the original on July 24, 2007 ; accessed on May 7, 2019 .
  5. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: Municipal council election 2019 Mörsfeld. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Rhine Palatinate: Mörsfeld: Jan Volker new mayor. June 19, 2019, accessed August 30, 2019 .
  7. Mörsfeld. In: Pfalz-Lexikon. Jürgen Cronauer, archived from the original on October 25, 2006 ; accessed on May 7, 2019 (private website).
  8. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data