Rolf Evil

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Rolf Übel (* 1956 in Landau in the Palatinate ) is a German historian .


Rolf Übel graduated from the Max Slevogt Gymnasium in Landau in the Palatinate and then studied history at the University of Mainz and the University of Koblenz-Landau .

As a historical author, he mainly deals with topics from the Middle Ages , the history of witch hunts as well as with questions of war, castle and fortress history. The regional focus of his work is the Palatinate . He works as an archivist for the Palatinate cities of Annweiler am Trifels and Bad Bergzabern . Rolf Übel is involved in historical projects such as the Museum Bauernkriegshaus in Nussdorf (Landau) .

For the Institute for Palatinate History and Folklore in Kaiserslautern , he is co-editor of the “Palatinate Castle Lexicon”, in which all fortifications in the Palatinate are to be systematically recorded and described.

In addition to other specialist literature, Rolf Übel and Klaus Beck have recently written children's and youth books about castles in the South Palatinate (Neuscharfeneck [2009]; Trifels [2010]; Schlössel, Heidenschuh, Landeck [2015]).


  • Truwe and Veste. Castles in the district of Südliche Weinstrasse. Landau in der Pfalz 1993 (2nd edition). ISBN 3-929893-00-2 .
  • The gate should be free. Castles in the Pirmasens district. Landau in der Pfalz 1994. ISBN 3-929893-01-0 .
  • The fortresses on Queich and Lauter . Herxheim near Landau 1996. ISBN 3-930643-00-6 .
  • The Palatinate Pitaval. Crime stories from 5 centuries. Witches, executioners and scoundrels. Herxheim near Landau 1996. ISBN 3-930643-01-4 .
  • Falkenburg and Wiligartaburg, near Wilgartswiesen in the south-west Palatinate district. Publishing house for castle studies and Palatinate research. Landau in der Pfalz 2000. ISBN 3-929893-08-8 .
  • The Guttenburg near Oberotterbach. Landau in der Pfalz 2001. ISBN 3-929893-11-8 .
  • Because of much-practiced sorcery and witchcraft. Witch hunt in the south of the Palatinate and in north Alsace. Landau in der Pfalz 2003. ISBN 3-929893-14-2 .
  • Landau 1945. Archive and museum of the city of Landau in der Pfalz, Landau in der Pfalz 2005. ISBN 3-9803138-0-8 . (with Michael Martin)
  • On the history of the southern Palatinate, vol. 1: From the French Revolution to the 20th century. Annweiler-Queichhambach 2004. ISBN 3-924115-28-1 (with Helmut Seebach)
  • On the history of the South Palatinate, Vol. 2: From the Stone Age to the end of absolutism. Annweiler-Queichhambach 2004. ISBN 3-924115-30-3 (with Helmut Seebach)
  • Neuscharfeneck Castle, Uff dem Mantell undt in the Salstuben, With Bastian at the castle in 1578. Landau 2009 (with Klaus Beck).
  • Heidenschuh, Schlössel, Landeck. A journey through time with Tanja and Thomas. Landau 2015 (with Klaus Beck).

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Individual evidence

  1. Jürgen Keddigkeit , Karl Scherer, Alexander Thon, Rolf Übel: Palatinate Burgenlexikon . So far 4 volumes. Kaiserslautern 1999-2007