The Sickinger Höhe (formerly also "Landstuhler Höhe") is a landscape in the southwest of Rhineland-Palatinate . As a natural area , the Sickinger Höhe belongs to the Westrich plateau . The name recalls that central parts of the area belonged to the Landstuhl estate owned by the von Sickingen family .
The Sickinger Höhe, located in the southwest of the Palatinate , is about one third in the Kaiserslautern district and two thirds in the Südwestpfalz district . At Einöd it crosses the state border with Saarland . It extends from the plateaus south of the Sickingen town of Landstuhl in the north to almost the city of Zweibrücken in the south and from the border between Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland in the west to the Palatinate Forest in the east.
The Sickinger Höhe belongs to the large landscape of the Palatinate-Saarland Muschelkalkgebiet . The hilly plateau reaches heights of 300 to . The Sickinger step to the north descends quite steeply in several densely wooded steps towards the Landstuhler Bruch . The transition to the west to the Saarland is a little less rugged and even less so is that in the east to the eastern western edge of the city, where the wide valley of the Moosalb forms the border. In the south, the Sickinger Höhe merges almost imperceptibly into the Zweibrücker hill country .
Most of the Sickinger Höhe is drained via Moosalb, Wallhalb and Auerbach south to the Schwarzbach and then on via Blies , Saar and Mosel to the Rhine . The Lambsbach flows to the west directly towards the Blies .
Sights and culture
- In the former schoolhouse in Queidersbach , built in 1836 , the Sickinger Höhe Museum has been offering an overview of 500 m² from early history to the recent past of the region since 1976.
- In 1869 the meteorite , later named after the place, fell in the field markings of the community of Krähenberg . The meteorite trail ( Winterbach - Krähenberg - Kleinbundenbach - Großbundenbach - Zweibrücken ) has passed the crash site, where a memorial stone with an information board reminds of the event .
- In Herschberg , the Thaleischweiler-Wallhalben community organizes the Sickinger dialect poet contest every two years .
Settlement and traffic
The country is sparsely populated and only has larger cities outside, on the lower edges. There are also no supra-regional traffic routes, with the exception of a predominantly two-lane section of the Autobahn 62 Landstuhl– Pirmasens .
Because of its remoteness, the area is ideal for hiking, e.g. B. on the Mühlenweg in Wallhalbtal . The signposted north route of the Palatinate sections of the historic Way of St. James runs over the Sickinger Höhe .
Various authors: Geographische Landesaufnahme: The natural spatial units in single sheets 1: 200,000 . Federal Institute for Regional Studies, Bad Godesberg 1952–1994. → Online maps
- Sheet 159: Saarbrücken (Helga Schneider 1972; 154 pages)
- Sheet 160: Landau id Pfalz (Adalbert Pemöller 1969; 47 pages). Retrieved April 24, 2019.
- naturschutz.rlp.de: Landscapes in Rhineland-Palatinate - Sickinger Höhe. Retrieved September 20, 2013 .
- Local community Queidersbach: Museum Sickinger Höhe Queidersbach. Retrieved September 20, 2013 .
- The big bang will not be forgotten ( memento from December 22, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) in Palatine Merkur . Zweibrücken, July 20, 2009.
- The bang from space . In: The Rheinpfalz on Sunday . Ludwigshafen February 28, 2010.
- Community Großbundenbach: The Meteoritenweg. Retrieved December 18, 2018 .
- VG Thaleischweiler-Wallhalben: Dialect. Retrieved September 20, 2013 .