|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Birch field|
|Association municipality :||Herrstein-Rhaunen|
|Height :||460 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||6.68 km 2|
|Residents:||285 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||43 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||55758|
|Area code :||06544|
|License plate :||BIR|
|Community key :||07 1 34 088|
|Association administration address:||Brühlstrasse 16
|Local Mayor :||Horst Schmäler|
|Location of the local community Sulzbach in the Birkenfeld district|
The development of the population of Sulzbach, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
Horst Schmäler became the mayor of Sulzbach in 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with 91.33% of the vote.
Schmäler's predecessor Klaus Dalheimer held the office from 1994 to 2009.
coat of arms
|Blazon : "In a split shield above in gold a red mythical animal with a wolf's head and wide open wings, covered with a black wolf hook , below in blue eleven silver organ pipes."|
|Justification of the coat of arms: The mythical animal refers to the former affiliation to the Wild and Rhine Counties and corresponds to the earlier court seal of the Rhaunen High Court . The organ pipes are reminiscent of the well-known Stumm family of organs from the Sulzbach community.|
Culture and sights
Evangelical Church and Stumm Organ
A working example of the Stumm'schen organs is in the Evangelical village church . It is the last copy from Johann Michael Stumm, the founder of the organ building dynasty, which he gave to his home village. Even today, concerts are held there regularly, organized by the Stummorgelverein Sulzbach.
The historic market square Heuchelheim is part of the Sulzbach district, at the crossroads of an ancient trade route from the Glan to the Moselle . One branch of this route, which has been used since the Bronze Age , was expanded in Roman times and was still used in the Middle Ages , leads via Rhaunen and Büchenbeuren to Enkirch , while the other ran directly over the Idarkopf to the Sirona sanctuary in Hochscheid , and finally to antiquity in the Zolleiche district To merge with Ausoniusstrasse .
Economy and Infrastructure
The formerly agricultural place has a high number of out-commuters. Tourism (holidays in the country, holidays on the farm) and slate processing in neighboring Bundenbach are essential . In the Kalmersbach district, right on the boundary between Sulzbach and Bundenbach, there was a slate quarry with underground mining. Today imported slate, mainly from Spain, is processed there on a large scale.
- Christian Stumm, blacksmith . Two of his sons became important entrepreneurs: Johann Nikolaus Stumm (1668–1743) built an iron hammer in 1714 . Johann Michael Stumm (1683–1747) founded an organ workshop in the same year .
- Local community Sulzbach on the website of the Herrstein-Rhaunen community
- Local portrait of Sulzbach on the television program Hierzuland
- Literature about Sulzbach in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- The mayors of the OG Sulzbach. Sulzbach parish, accessed on August 25, 2020 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Herrstein-Rhaunen, Verbandsgemeinde, 44th line of results. Retrieved August 25, 2020 .
- Sulzbach coat of arms description