Siegelbach (Kaiserslautern)

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Coat of arms of the former municipality of Siegelbach
Coordinates: 49 ° 28 ′ 7 ″  N , 7 ° 41 ′ 29 ″  E
Height : 245 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.84 km²
Residents : 2690  (June 30, 2018)
Population density : 556 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 7th June 1969
Postal code : 67661
Area code : 06301
Siegelbach (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Location of Siegelbach in Rhineland-Palatinate

Rotenberg in the district of Siegelbach
Rotenberg in the district of Siegelbach

Siegelbach is a north-western district of Kaiserslautern . Until 1969 it was an independent community.


Geographical location

The Siegelbach district is located about 7 km from the center of Kaiserslautern and is surrounded by the Landstuhler Bruch in the west, the Palatinate Forest in the southeast and the North Palatinate Bergland in the north. Neighboring places are the municipality of Rodenbach in the west, the Erfenbach district in the east and the Kaiserslautern core city in the southeast.

Elevations and waters

The 281.5 meter high Rotenberg stretches north of the village . The Frauenwiesbach rises to the west of the village and then flows in an easterly direction through the middle of the settlement area.


Siegelbach lies within the temperate climate zone with precipitation in all seasons. Compared to other regions in Germany , Siegelbach has a very warm and very sunny climate. Due to the location in the lee of the Hunsrück and Eifel , precipitation is usually withheld in north-west weather conditions.

month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum (average value) 04 ° C 05 ° C 10 ° C 13 ° C 19 ° C 22 ° C 25 ° C 25 ° C 20 ° C 15 ° C 09 ° C 05 ° C
Minimum (average value) −1 ° C −2 ° C 02 ° C 03 ° C 08 ° C 12 ° C 14 ° C 13 ° C 09 ° C 06 ° C 03 ° C 01 ° C


Siegelbach was first mentioned in a document in 1233. At that time the village was owned by the Lords of Hoheneck at Hohenecken Castle . One of them was called Siegfried: the name of the village goes back to him, as his Middle High German nickname was Sigelîn (Siggilein) and that is how Sigelînbach came about. Syncopated , the village appears in the documents in the 14th century as Siglnbach . Later the place belonged to the Electoral Palatinate until the end of the 18th century .

From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , Siegelbach was incorporated into the canton of Kaiserslautern and was subordinate to the Mairie Weilerbach . In 1815 the community had a total of 293 inhabitants. In the same year the municipality of Austria was struck. Just one year later, the place, like the entire Palatinate, changed to the Kingdom of Bavaria . From 1818 to 1862 he was a member of the Land Commissioner in Kaiserslautern ; from this the district office of Kaiserslautern emerged.

From 1939 Siegelbach was part of the Kaiserslautern district . After the Second World War , the place became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate within the French occupation zone . In the course of the first administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate , the community was incorporated into the independent city of Kaiserslautern on June 7, 1969, leaving the district of the same name. At the end of 2004 Siegelbach had a total of 2,706 inhabitants.


Local advisory board

A district was formed for the Siegelbach district . The local council consists of 15 members, the chair of the local council is chaired by the directly elected mayor .

For more information on the local council, see the results of the municipal elections in Kaiserslautern .


The current mayor Gerd Hach of the SPD has been in office since 2013. He was confirmed in his position in the direct election on May 26, 2019 with a share of 62.38% of the votes.

Former mayor (until 1969) and mayor (from 1969)

The first mayor of the community was Andreas Hach IV, who was in office from 1903 to 1919. In 1969 the mayor changed to mayor, Bernhard Schwehm was mayor from 1956 to 1969.

Term of office 0Mayor
1969-1989 0Bernhard Schwehm
1989-2004 0Manfred Henrich
2004-2013 0Hans-Peter Schuster

coat of arms

Siegelbach coat of arms
Blazon : "A silver wave pole in red, accompanied on both sides by three offset, stacked, high-format golden corner stones."

The local coat of arms is almost identical to the family coat of arms of the Lords of Hoheneck.


Cultural monuments

Listed house in the center of the village

There are a total spot four objects under monument protection standing, including the Art Nouveau built Protestant church from 1907; The architect of the church was Ludwig Levy .


With the pear tree Am Eipel on the northern edge of the settlement there is also a natural monument on site .


Locally exists SC Siegelbach whose women's soccer team several times during the DFB Cup took part and at times in the Regional Southwest played

Economy and Infrastructure


In Siegelbach is the the Business and Innovation Center , abbreviated BIC . It is an industrial park in which mainly IT companies are located. There are two bakeries, a butcher, two savings bank branches and a small grocery store in the village.


Siegelbach has a Protestant kindergarten and a Christian private school, the Paul Gerhardt School in Kaiserslautern . This is a state-recognized elementary and secondary school plus. The district also has a branch of the Kaiserslautern City Library.


From 1912 to 1972 Siegelbach was connected to the rail network via the so-called Bachbahn , which ran from the Lampertsmühle-Otterbach station to Weilerbach and from 1920 to Reichenbach. Siegelbach can be reached via a junction to the federal motorway 6, which runs south of the village (exit Kaiserslautern-West), two exits on the federal highway 270 to the east and from the neighboring municipality of Rodenbach.

The town can be reached by bus using the following lines: 101, 139, 140 and 141. Line 101 is served by Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern (SWK) . Lines 139, 140 and 141 are taken over by Saar-Pfalz-Bus GmbH .

Other facilities

Health care is supported by a group practice for general medicine, a dentist and two physiotherapists. The district is also home to the Kaiserslautern Zoo , which was called the Siegelbach Zoo until 2003 . Since 2019 Siegelbach has also had a facility in which senior citizens can be cared for or where they can live.


The Barbarossa cycle path runs through Siegelbach .


Sons and daughters of the place

People who worked on site

  • Gerold Scheuermann (1929–2014), local history researcher, lived on site
  • Hans Joachim Oeffler (1930–2005), Protestant pastor and author, looked after the Siegelbach parish until his retirement


  • Heinz Friedel : Siegelbach 1233 - 1983. Roch, Kaiserslautern 1983

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics / core city & districts. City of Kaiserslautern, July 9, 2018, accessed on July 6, 2019 .
  2. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 167 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  3. ^ City of Kaiserslautern: main statute. (PDF) § 9 by July 14, 2019, accessed on October 23, 2019 .
  4. City of Kaiserslautern: Announcement of the results of the elections of May 26, 2019 of the local councilors in the city of Kaiserslautern in accordance with Section 65 of the local electoral code (KWO). (PDF) June 6, 2019, accessed October 23, 2019 .