|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Association municipality :||Lauterecken-Wolfstein|
|Height :||170 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||7.84 km 2|
|Residents:||1054 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||134 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||67749|
|Area code :||06382|
|License plate :||KUS|
|Community key :||07 3 36 075|
|Community structure:||2 districts|
|Association administration address:||Schulstrasse 6a
|Local Mayor :||Peter Stein|
|Location of the local community Offenbach-Hundheim in the district of Kusel|
The place is located in the wide valley of the Glan river in the West Palatinate . Wiesweiler is to the northeast , Nerzweiler to the south and Glanbrücken to the southwest . The community is divided into the two eponymous districts Offenbach and Hundheim.
In 1816 the Offenbach district became part of the Principality of Lichtenberg , a newly created exclave of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and, from 1826, of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha . With this it fell to Prussia in 1834 , which created the district of Sankt Wendel from this area . After the main part was separated from the newly created Saar area , the remaining district of Sankt Wendel-Baumholder was created in 1920 , to which the place belonged until 1937, when it was incorporated into the Birkenfeld district. In 1969 it was reclassified to the Kusel district.
The municipal council in Offenbach-Hundheim consists of 16 council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman. The 16 seats in the municipal council are divided between two groups of voters .
Peter Stein became the local mayor of Offenbach-Hundheim on June 26, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 61.72% of the vote. His predecessor, Roland Alt, had held the office for five years.
Culture and sights
The three-aisled evangelical church in Offenbach is the most important ecclesiastical monument in the West Palatinate. The construction of the former monastery church of St. Maria the Benedictines began in the 13th century and was completed in the 15th century. In 1894 it was extensively renovated.
The Hirsau church near Hundheim was built in the 12th century. It used to be the parish church for the villages in the Eßweiler valley.
Economy and Infrastructure
The federal highway 420 and the disused railway line , on which there was a train station in the village, run through the town . This is complemented by a parallel leading, mostly paved bike path, now for trolley tours used for tourism. In Lauterecken there is a station of the Lautertalbahn .
Sons and daughters of the church
- Guido Groß (1925–2010), teacher and local researcher
- Günter Reinken (* 1927), agricultural researcher
- Sigfrid Gauch (* 1945), author
- Website of the local community Offenbach-Hundheim
- Local community Offenbach-Hundheim on the website of the Verbandsgemeinde Lauterecken-Wolfstein
- Offenbach-Hundheim at regionalgeschichte.net
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 154 (PDF; 3 MB).
- Official municipality directory 2006 ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (= State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 191 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- Jens Haessel: Offenbach-Hundheim only two aldermen. Die Rheinpfalz, June 28, 2019, accessed on May 2, 2020 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Lauterecken-Wolfstein, Verbandsgemeinde, 33rd line of results. Retrieved May 2, 2020 .
- Roland Alt: Review of the years 2014-2019. Local Mayor Offenbach-Hundheim, May 2019, accessed on May 2, 2020 .
- The former Benedictine church of St. Marien in Offenbach am Glan