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Coat of arms of the local community Staudernheim
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Coordinates: 49 ° 47 '  N , 7 ° 41'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Bad Kreuznach
Association municipality : Nahe-Glan
Height : 140 m above sea level NHN
Area : 11.48 km 2
Residents: 1370 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 119 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55568
Area code : 06751
License plate : KH
Community key : 07 1 33 102
Association administration address: Marktplatz 11
55566 Bad Sobernheim
Website :
Local Mayor : Rolf Kehl ( CDU )
Location of the Staudernheim community in the Bad Kreuznach district
Bad Kreuznach Kirn Biebelsheim Pfaffen-Schwabenheim Pleitersheim Volxheim Hackenheim Frei-Laubersheim Neu-Bamberg Fürfeld Tiefenthal (Rheinhessen) Traisen (Nahe) Norheim Altenbamberg Hochstätten Feilbingert Hallgarten (Pfalz) Niederhausen (Nahe) Oberhausen an der Nahe Duchroth Bad Sobernheim Auen (Hunsrück) Bärweiler Daubach (Hunsrück) Ippenschied Kirschroth Langenthal (Hunsrück) Lauschied Martinstein Meddersheim Merxheim (Nahe) Bad Sobernheim Monzingen Nußbaum Odernheim am Glan Rehbach (bei Sobernheim) Seesbach Staudernheim Weiler bei Monzingen Winterburg Bretzenheim Dorsheim Guldental Langenlonsheim Laubenheim Rümmelsheim Windesheim Daxweiler Dörrebach Eckenroth Roth (bei Stromberg) Schöneberg (Hunsrück) Schweppenhausen Seibersbach Stromberg (Hunsrück) Waldlaubersheim Warmsroth Kirn Bärenbach (bei Idar-Oberstein) Becherbach bei Kirn Brauweiler (Rheinland-Pfalz) Bruschied Hahnenbach Heimweiler Heinzenberg (bei Kirn) Hennweiler Hochstetten-Dhaun Horbach (bei Simmertal) Kellenbach Königsau Limbach (bei Kirn) Meckenbach (bei Kirn) Oberhausen bei Kirn Otzweiler Schneppenbach Schwarzerden Simmertal Weitersborn Abtweiler Becherbach (Pfalz) Breitenheim Callbach Desloch Hundsbach Jeckenbach Lettweiler Löllbach Meisenheim Raumbach Rehborn Reiffelbach Schmittweiler Schweinschied Allenfeld Argenschwang Bockenau Boos (Nahe) Braunweiler Burgsponheim Dalberg (bei Bad Kreuznach) Gebroth Gutenberg (bei Bad Kreuznach) Hargesheim Hergenfeld Hüffelsheim Mandel (Gemeinde) Münchwald Oberstreit Roxheim Rüdesheim (Nahe) Schloßböckelheim Sankt Katharinen (bei Bad Kreuznach) Sommerloch (bei Bad Kreuznach) Spabrücken Spall Sponheim Waldböckelheim Wallhausen (bei Bad Kreuznach) Weinsheim (bei Bad Kreuznach) Winterbach (Soonwald) Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Hessen Landkreis Alzey-Worms Landkreis Kusel Donnersbergkreismap
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Staudernheim an der Nahe
Catholic parish church from 1768
Evangelical Church from 1871
Staudernheim center

Staudernheim is a municipality in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Nahe-Glan . Staudernheim is a state-approved resort .


The municipality of Staudernheim is located between the Hunsrück and the Palatinate Uplands, southeast of Bad Sobernheim on the Nahe River .

Staudernheim also includes the Eisenschmelze, Herrenhof and Klostermühle residential areas .


The annual precipitation is 539 mm. The rainfall is very low. They are in the lower tenth of the values ​​recorded in Germany. Lower values ​​are registered at 9% of the measuring stations of the German Weather Service . The driest month is January, with the most rainfall in June. In June there is 1.6 times more rainfall than in January. Precipitation varies only minimally and is extremely evenly distributed over the year. Lower seasonal fluctuations are recorded at only 2% of the measuring stations .


The Staudernheim district was already populated in pre-Christian and Roman times due to its favorable conditions such as fertile soil, mild climate and good traffic.

A Celtic-Roman cult site stood on the nearby Disibodenberg . A Roman road passed near Lettweiler and Bad Sobernheim . After the collapse of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and the turmoil of the Great Migration , Franks settled in the Nahe region.

In the 5th and 6th centuries, the Merovingians donated lands on the Disibodenberg to the diocese of Mainz . A Franconian named "Studaro" founded a settlement from which the place developed since the 6th century.

Around the year 640 the Irish monk and missionary Disibod settled on the Disibodenberg, which was later named after him. The baptistery built on the mountain by Bishop Bonifatius in 745 above the grave of St. Disibod became the starting point for the missionary work in the vicinity.

Staudernheim was ecclesiastically and administratively under the care of the monastery and the Mainz archbishopric. Until the abolition of the monastery in 1559, the history of the village was closely linked to that of the monastery. The place name first appeared in 1107. In church sources the village is called “Studernheim” in 1128 and 1146. The oldest surviving court seal from the 15th century shows St. Laurentius as the local saint.

In 1240–1242 there were disputes between the Archdiocese of Mainz and the nobility of the Middle Kingdom. The decline and impoverishment of the monastery and thus of the village followed. Around 1200, the Rheingrafen , the later local rule, owned a farm in Staudernheim. The first bridge over the Nahe is mentioned as early as 1265. The southern half of Oberstreit belonged to the Staudernheim district since at least 1305.

In the following centuries, other nobles also had property and claims to power in Staudernheim, so u. a. the Knights of Sponheim , the Wild and Rhine Counts , the Knights of Steinkallenfels and the Bailiffs of Hunolstein . Up to 1601 3/8 of the local rule came to the knights of Steinkallenfels and in 1778 to the bailiffs of Hunolstein as their heirs; only 5/8 owned the Wild- and Rheingrafen.

In 1515 a mayor is named as the mayor. The Lutheran creed, to which 2/3 of the population still belong today, was introduced by the Rhine Counts around 1550 .

In the Thirty Years' War a Catholic parish was established again in 1620. For the Catholic community prince had Johann Dominik of Salm-Kyrburg in the years 1768-70 his architect Johann Thomas Petri , the present parish church "St. John the Baptist ”and build a parsonage, which was initially subordinate to the Kirner Piarist College.

With the French Revolution , the princely rule in the vicinity came to an end. The French who occupied the country created a new administration. Staudernheim came to Mairie Meddersheim in 1798 . After the end of French rule (1814), the village came to Hessen-Homburg in 1816 . From 1816 to 1834 the Nahe and the district border against Odernheim were the state and customs border to Bavaria . In the years 1846–50 the stone "Landgrave Bridge" was built over the Nahe, replacing the old bridge from 1265.

Since the connection to the railway network in 1859, the development has increased. From 1896 there was a track to the Glantalbahn , the so-called "Strategic Railway".

In 1866 Staudernheim and the Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg were initially subordinated to the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt and then ceded to Prussia ; since 1869 it belonged to the new mayor's office in Meddersheim.

After the First World War , Staudernheim and the western Rhineland were occupied by French troops in 1918, which withdrew again in 1930. In 1935 Staudernheim came to Sobernheim administratively.

The site survived the Second World War largely undamaged. The Nahe Bridge, which was blown up at the end of the war, was rebuilt in 1948.

The originally agricultural population increasingly works in industrial and commercial enterprises in Bad Sobernheim , Bad Kreuznach and in the Rhine Valley.

In the 1950s, the village was connected to the drinking water supply (previously a well supply), and in the 1960s the place received a sewer system.

Staudernheim is nowadays a residential and recreational area that cultivates tourism.

Statistics on population development

The development of the population of Staudernheim, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 691
1835 k. A.
1871 1,065
1905 1,349
1939 1,353
year Residents
1950 1,441
1961 1,463
1970 1,566
1987 1,592
2005 1,551


Municipal council

The municipal council in Staudernheim consists of 16 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 FWG total
2019 9 7th - 16 seats
2014 9 7th - 16 seats
2009 7th 6th 3 16 seats
2004 6th 7th 3 16 seats


The local mayor is Rolf Kehl (CDU). In the local election on May 26, 2019, he prevailed against Hans Helmich, the incumbent local mayor and also previously a CDU member, with a share of 56.98% of the vote. At the request of the CDU local association, Kehl had stood against the previous incumbent.

coat of arms

Staudernheim coat of arms
Blazon : "Divided by black over gold, above a growing silver looking lion, below a red cross-cross."

It was approved in 1980.

Founding of the coat of arms: Staudernheim was a fiefdom of the Rhine Counts until 1800 . This resulted in a herschauenden on black background silver lion in their coat of arms - the Rhinegrave had the leopard as a heraldic animal, from 1223 also Löwen.Neben two remote from upright Salmen was the coat of arms of the Counts of Salm sprinkled (Obersalm) in red shield with golden cons crosses. One of these crosses was recorded in the lower shield with the same tinging as in Salm's coat of arms.

Culture and sights


The Catholic church and the rectory from 1768, the Protestant church from 1871, the former synagogue and the nearby Disibodenberg monastery , which belongs to Odernheim am Glan, a place of activity of Saint Hildegard von Bingen, are worth seeing .

See also: List of cultural monuments in Staudernheim

Recreational facilities and tourism

The barefoot path starting from Bad Sobernheim leads along the Nahe over the Staudernheim area. The start / end point of the draisine railway through the Glantal is located near the Staudernheim train station .

Economy and Infrastructure


Staudernheim is part of the Rhein-Nahe local transport network . The Staudernheim station is located on the Nahe Valley Railway Saarbruecken - Mainz . The regional train from Türkismühle to Mainz and the regional express from Saarbrücken to Mainz stop there every hour . To the east of the station, the double-track, non-electrified railway line shortens a nearby loop with the 424-meter-long “Booser Tunnel” located in the Staudernheim area.

The bus route 260 of the Rhein-Nahe omnibus traffic runs from Bad Sobernheim via Staudernheim and Odernheim to Lauterecken and thus replaces the Glantalbahn , which was shut down on this section in the 1980s and is now only used by tourists with draisines .

The federal road 41 , which runs roughly parallel to the Nahe Valley Railway, passes Staudernheim a few kilometers to the north.

Public facilities

Primary school, kindergarten, volunteer fire brigade, community center, VFL sports hall and sports field


Sons and daughters

Personalities who live, work, worked or died on site

  • Bettina Dickes (* 1971), politician and member of the state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate, lived in Staudernheim

Web links

Commons : Staudernheim  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b 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 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 17 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  4. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: Municipal council election 2019 Staudernheim. Retrieved September 18, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Bad Sobernheim, Verbandsgemeinde, 16th line of results. Retrieved September 18, 2019 .
  7. Sascha Saueressig: He competes in his home community: Rolf Kehl wants to become Staudernheim's local mayor. Rhein-Zeitung (Oeffentlicher Anzeiger), April 12, 2019, accessed on September 18, 2019 .