Offenbach on the Queich

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Coat of arms of the local community Offenbach an der Queich
Offenbach on the Queich
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Offenbach an der Queich highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 12 '  N , 8 ° 12'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Southern Wine Route
Association municipality : Offenbach on the Queich
Height : 131 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.24 km 2
Residents: 6315 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 414 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 76877
Area code : 06348
License plate : SOUTH
Community key : 07 3 37 061
Association administration address: Konrad-Lerch-Ring 6
76877 Offenbach an der Queich
Website :
Local Mayor : Axel Wassyl
Location of the local community Offenbach an der Queich in the district of Südliche Weinstrasse
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Town Hall (2016)

Offenbach an der Queich is a municipality in the Südliche Weinstrasse district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the Offenbach an der Queich community , to which it also belongs. Offenbach an der Queich is designated as a basic center according to state planning .


The community is located in the Queich valley , three kilometers east of Landau in the Palatinate . The Neumühle residential area also belongs to Offenbach an der Queich .


Offenbach is mentioned in a document as early as 784, when Warandus made a donation from his property to the newly founded Lorsch Monastery on Bergstrasse.


At the end of 2013, 46.6 percent of the population were Catholic and 31.2 percent Protestant . The rest belonged to another religion or were non-denominational .


Municipal council

The municipal council in Offenbach consists of 22 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 distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FDP FWG OBL total
2019 6th 7th - 7th 2 22 seats
2014 7th 8th - 5 2 22 seats
2009 6th 7th 2 5 2 22 seats
2004 6th 8th 2 6th - 22 seats


Axel Wassyl became the local mayor of Offenbach in 2004. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for a further five years with a share of the vote of 83.42%.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Offenbach an der Queich
Blazon : "A floating silver pole in red, covered with a gold ring."
Justification for the coat of arms: It was approved by the Mainz Ministry of the Interior in 1956 and goes back to a court seal from 1761.

Culture and sights


See also: List of cultural monuments in Offenbach an der Queich


  • Queichtalmuseum

Economy and Infrastructure

The corrugated cardboard manufacturer Progroup , based in Landau , operates a large corrugated cardboard plant in Offenbach an der Queich . In 1991, the company's first corrugated cardboard plant was opened in the village, which was shut down in 2007. At the same time, a new plant went into operation in the immediate vicinity. At the time of commissioning, this was the largest corrugated cardboard plant in Europe for heavy corrugated cardboard.

In Offenbach, the Daimler Group maintains an external location of the Global Logistics Center in Germersheim .


As the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde , Offenbach an der Queich also houses its administration.


From December 1, 1898 to September 24, 1983 Offenbach had a train stop on the Landau – Herxheim railway line .


Sons and daughters of the church

  • Franz Matt (1860–1929), lawyer and politician (BVP), Bavarian Minister of Culture and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Hermann Platz (1880–1945), Romanist, author and cultural philosopher
  • Peter Lerch (* 1954), politician (CDU)
  • Patrick Moster (* 1967), cyclist

Personalities associated with Offenbach

  • Johann Valentin Metz (1745–1829), Catholic priest, first cathedral provost and vicar general of the newly established diocese of Speyer in 1818; From 1803 to 1821 pastor of Offenbach
  • Andreas Herfurth , holder of the Order of Merit of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Herbert Waldenberger (1935–2017), from 1975 to 1996 managing director of the local Südpfalzwerkstatt for the disabled

Web links

Commons : Offenbach an der Queich  - 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 (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 163 (PDF; 3 MB).
  4. KommWis, as of December 31, 2013
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  6. Offenbach: Wassyl wants to remain mayor. Die Rheinpfalz, April 10, 2019, accessed on April 18, 2020 .
  7. The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Offenbach adQueich, Verbandsgemeinde, fourth and last line of results. Retrieved April 18, 2020 .
  8. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: The great book of arms of the Palatinate. Neustadt an der Weinstrasse 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3 .