Stambach (Contwig)

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Local community Contwig
Coordinates: 49 ° 14 ′ 39 ″  N , 7 ° 27 ′ 30 ″  E
Height : 255 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 1003  (Jun 30, 2007)
Incorporation : 7th June 1969
Postal code : 66497
Area code : 06336
Stambach (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Location of Stambach in Rhineland-Palatinate

Catholic Church Mary Queen of Angels
Catholic Church Mary Queen of Angels

Stambach is a part of the local community Contwig in the district of Südwestpfalz in Rhineland-Palatinate . Until 1969 it was an independent community.


Stambach is located on the Westrich plateau in the south-eastern municipality. The Schwarzbach grazes the western edge of the settlement. On the right the Stambach flows into it , which gave the place its name and which flows through the middle of the settlement area.


The place was first mentioned in a document in 1358, when the knight Johann Swinde sold goods and rights that he had inherited in Stampach to Count Walram II from Zweibrücken . In the following period Stambach belonged to the Duchy of Pfalz-Zweibrücken until the end of the 18th century . In 1547 the place is mentioned as an estate in the district of Contwig. In 1563 there were three houses on site.

From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , Stambach was incorporated into the canton of Zweibrücken and was subordinate to the Mairie Contwig . In 1815 the place had 80 inhabitants. In the same year, Austria was struck. Just one year later, the place, like the entire Palatinate, changed to the Kingdom of Bavaria . Then the place changed to the Kingdom of Bavaria. From 1818 to 1862 he was a member of the Zweibrücken Land Commissioner ; from this the district office of Zweibrücken emerged.

In 1928 Stambach had 613 residents who lived in 106 residential buildings. Both the Catholics and the Protestants belonged to the parish of Contwig at the time . From 1939 the place was part of the district of Zweibrücken . After the Second World War , Stambach 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 , Stambach was incorporated into the neighboring municipality of Contwig on June 7, 1969. The district of Zweibrücken was dissolved three years later; As a result, the place also moved to the district of Pirmasens, which was renamed in 1997 to the district of Südwestpfalz .


With the Catholic Church of Mary Queen of Angels , the Protestant Church, a residential building on Schulstrasse , the schoolhouse and a crossroads north of the settlement area, there are a total of five objects on site that are listed . There is a cemetery on site that houses a war memorial .

Transport and infrastructure

Stambach has a breakpoint on the Landau – Rohrbach railway line on its southeastern outskirts . This was put into operation in the post-war period and closed in the 1980s due to a lack of profitability. At the end of 2009 it was reactivated as part of the Rhineland-Palatinate clock . Since then there have been hourly connections to Pirmasens in the east and to Zweibrücken , Sankt Ingbert and Saarbrücken in the west. State road 471 runs through Stambach and connects the place with Zweibrücken and Höheischweiler . There is also a newly built community kindergarten on site, as the Catholic Church had withdrawn from the former Catholic kindergarten and no longer wanted to renovate it. The local school house serves as a branch of the Contwig elementary school ; Third and fourth graders are taught in it.


Sons and daughters of the place

  • Friedrich Hudlett (1866 – after 1920), politician (ZENTRUM, BVP)
  • Max Sefrin (1913–2000), politician (Eastern CDU) and minister in the GDR

People who worked on site

  • Albert Boßlet (1880–1957), architect, designed the local Catholic church
  • Rüdiger Ziehl (* 1977), soccer player, played at SC Stambach in his youth

Individual evidence

  1. local history . Retrieved May 12, 2018 .
  2. List of localities for the Free State of Bavaria . Retrieved October 9, 2015 .
  3. General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Informational directory of cultural monuments - District of Südwestpfalz. Mainz 2020, p. 9 (PDF; 8.7 MB).
  4. Trains stop in Stambach again. In: Retrieved January 17, 2014 .
  5. : SCHOOLHOUSE STAMBACH . Retrieved May 12, 2018 .