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Coat of arms of the local community Martinshöhe
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Coordinates: 49 ° 22 '  N , 7 ° 29'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Kaiserslautern
Association municipality : Bruchmühlbach-Miesau
Height : 403 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.93 km 2
Residents: 1502 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 137 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 66894
Area code : 06372
License plate : KL
Community key : 07 3 35 203
Association administration address: Am Rathaus 2
66892 Bruchmühlbach-Miesau
Website :
Local Mayor : Hartwig Schneider (FWG Haack)
Location of the local community Martinshöhe in the district of Kaiserslautern
View of Martinshöhe
Catholic Martinskirche
The Fritz Claus Hut of the Palatinate Forest Association Martinshöhe

Martinshöhe is a municipality in the Kaiserslautern district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Bruchmühlbach-Miesau .


The community is located on the Sickinger Höhe . The community also includes the residential areas Schernau, Pletschmühle, Reesberger Hof, Sternbrunnerhof, Ziegelhütte and An der Dümpfelhecke.


The place was first mentioned in a document in 1325. Until the end of the 18th century, the place belonged to the Landstuhl rule of the Lords of Sickingen .

After the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine by French revolutionary troops (1794), the place belonged to the canton Homburg in the Donnersberg department from 1798 to 1814 and was administered by Mairie Lambsborn . Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region first became part of Austria and, in 1816, part of the Kingdom of Bavaria . Under the Bavarian administration, Martinshöhe and the canton of Homburg came to the Landkommissariat Homburg in 1818 , from which the Homburg District Office emerged in 1862 . In 1920 it moved from the Homburg district office to the Zweibrücken district office .


At the end of 2014, 68.6 percent of the population were Catholic and 19.6 percent Protestant. The rest belonged to another religion or were non-denominational. The Catholics belong to the Diocese of Speyer , the Evangelicals to the Protestant Church of the Palatinate .


Municipal council

The municipal council 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 CDU FWGH total
2019 5 - 11 16 seats
2014 9 3 4th 16 seats
2009 6th 10 - 16 seats
2004 6th 10 - 16 seats
  • FWGH = Free Voting Group Haack


Hartwig Schneider (FWG Haack) is the local mayor of Martinshöhe. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, no candidate ran; he was re-elected by the local council on June 27, 2019. Schneider has been the local mayor since August 2018. He succeeded Barbara Schommer (SPD), who had resigned for family reasons on April 30, 2018.

coat of arms

Martinshöhe coat of arms
Blazon : "In black, Saint Martin dressed in gold on a red-bridled silver horse (white horse), dividing his cloak with a silver sword, including five silver bolls 2: 1: 2."

It was approved by the Neustadt district government in 1977 .

Justification of the coat of arms: The Bollen refer to the former local lords, the Lords of Sickingen .

Culture and sights


see list of cultural monuments in Martinshöhe

Regular events

The parish fair takes place on the Sunday before Michaelmas, the fourth weekend in September, the village festival on the first weekend in August.


The next motorway junction is Bruchmühlbach-Miesau on federal motorway 6 Saarbrücken - Kaiserslautern , about seven kilometers away.

Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

Commons : Martinshöhe  - 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. 149 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. KommWis, as of December 31, 2014
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Bruchmühlbach-Miesau, Verbandsgemeinde, fifth row of results. Retrieved October 31, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Rhine Palatinate: Martinshöhe: Hartwig Schneider remains mayor. June 28, 2019, accessed October 31, 2019 .
  8. ^ The Rhine Palatinate: Hartwig Schneider takes over. August 18, 2018, accessed October 31, 2019 .
  9. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: The great book of arms of the Palatinate. Neustadt an der Weinstrasse 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3 .