|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Southwest Palatinate|
|Association municipality :||Thaleischweiler-Wallhalben|
|Height :||299 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||12.27 km 2|
|Residents:||3272 (December 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||267 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||66987|
|Area code :||06334|
|License plate :||PS , ZW|
|Community key :||07 3 40 051|
|Association administration address:||Hauptstrasse 52
|Local Mayor :||Thomas Peifer ( CDU )|
|Location of the local community Thaleischweiler-Fröschen in the district of Südwestpfalz|
Thaleischweiler-Fröschen is a local community in the Rhineland-Palatinate district of Südwestpfalz , within which it is the seventh largest local community in terms of population. It was created in 1969 by merging the municipalities of Thaleischweiler and Thalfröschen . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Thaleischweiler-Wallhalben , is its administrative seat and its largest local community in terms of population.
Thaleischweiler-Fröschen is located north of the town of Pirmasens at the southern end of the Sickinger Höhe in the valley floodplain and on the two slopes of the Schwarzbach . This flows through the community from east to west, to the west of the residential development the Wallhalb coming from Sickinger Höhe flows into it from the right . In the northeast of the district is the so-called Rieslochklamm . Neighboring communities are - clockwise - Höheinöd , Donsieders , Rodalben , Petersberg , Höhfröschen , Rieschweiler-Mühlbach , Maßweiler and Herschberg .
The history of the two current districts is closely linked to the aristocratic houses of Leiningen and Hanau-Lichtenberg . The houses jointly ruled Thaleischweiler for a long time , Thalfröschen belonged to Hanau-Lichtenberg.
The local community was re-established as part of the first Rhineland-Palatinate administrative reform on June 7, 1969 by amalgamating the previously independent communities Thaleischweiler and Thalfröschen . In 1972 the Thaleischweiler-Fröschen community was created and the local community assigned to it. Thaleischweiler-Fröschen was the administrative seat of this association until June 30, 2014. Since the following day, the municipality has been the administrative seat of the Thaleischweiler-Fröschen - Wallhalben association , which was created through the merger with the Wallhalben association and was renamed Thaleischweiler-Wallhalben association on January 1, 2016 .
The local council in Thaleischweiler-Fröschen consists of 20 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- FWG = Free Voting Community Verbandsgemeinde Thaleischweiler-Fröschen e. V., local association Thaleischweiler-Fröschen
Thomas Peifer (CDU) became the mayor of Thaleischweiler-Fröschen in 2004. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for another five years with a share of the vote of 55.98%.
coat of arms
|Blazon : "In the split shield on the right in blue a silver eagle, on the left in gold three red rafters over a green frog ."|
|Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms combines heraldic elements of the former coat of arms of Thaleischweiler and Thalfröschen. The eagle comes from the Leininger coat of arms , the rafters that of Hanau-Lichtenberg .|
Culture and sights
There are also ten individual objects that are listed .
The Meisenbach Chapel , alternatively called St. Cyriakus Chapel , is the ruin of a late Gothic hall building from the 13th century. The Protestant parish church is a hall building designated 1619 and 1620; the substructure of the west tower and parts of the walls and arcades of the previous building date from the second half of the 13th century. The Catholic parish church of St. Margareta is a romanizing hall building built by the architect Albert Boßlet from Würzburg between 1928 and 1931. The Thaleischweiler-Fröschen local history museum is housed in the listed village community center. There is also a war memorial in Friedhofstrasse
Economy and Infrastructure
As in the entire Pirmasens region, the local shoe industry has long been an important branch of the economy. The shoe retail company Reno was based in Thaleischweiler-Fröschen until 2016, before it was relocated to Osnabrück .
Thaleischweiler-Fröschen has a connection in the east to the two-lane Autobahn 62 (Pirmasens - Landstuhl ), which is only partially two-lane . This crosses the valley of the Schwarzbach over the Schwarzbachtalbrücke , which has a span of 700 m. The Autobahn 8 ( Zweibrücken –Pirmasens) as well as the federal highways 10 (Pirmasens– Landau ) and 270 ( Kaiserslautern –Pirmasens) also pass nearby.
As the seat of the Thaleischweiler-Wallhalben community, Thaleischweiler-Fröschen is home to its administration.
Thaleischweiler-Fröschen is the southern end point of the Mühlenweg, which leads through the Wallhalb valley, and the Sickinger Mühlenradweg . In addition, the Pirminius cycle path running from Hornbach to Wilgartswiesen leads through the community. A hiking trail that is marked with a yellow bar and runs from Contwig to Germersheim runs through the municipality . In addition, a path marked with a yellow-red bar runs from Lichtenberg Castle to Wachenheim across the municipality. In addition, the place is on the Höcherbergweg , which begins in Niederwürzbach and which is marked with a red and white bar ; its eastern end point is in Böchingen . The Grieswaldhütte , which was inaugurated in 1983 and is operated by the local group of the Palatinate Forest Association based in Thaleischweiler-Fröschen, is located on the north-eastern edge of the settlement .
The Biebermühle outdoor swimming pool exists in the east of the district .
Sons and daughters of the church
- Ludwig Greiner (1814–1874), member of the state parliament and revolutionary 1849
- Karl Georg Kuhn (1906–1976), theologian, religious scholar, orientalist and university professor
- Hugo Kuhn (1909–1978), Germanist
- Friedrich Schoch (* 1952), legal scholar
- Klaus Scherer (* 1961), television journalist and book author
- Carl Desiderius de Royer (~ 1650–1707), Catholic priest, bought a house in Gewann Meisenbach in 1696 to revive the pilgrimages to the local church
- Axel Roos (* 1964), professional footballer, with 1. FC Kaiserslautern German champions in 1991 and 1998, grew up in the community.
- Local community Thaleischweiler-Fröschen on the website of the Verbandsgemeinde Thaleischweiler-Wallhalben
- Frogs. SWR television , accessed on September 16, 2010 (short portrait with film about the Thalfröschen district).
- Thaleischweiler. SWR television , accessed on September 16, 2010 (short portrait with film about the district of Thaleischweiler).
- Ludwig Mayer: Heimatlexikon Thaleischweiler-Fröschen. Retrieved September 16, 2010 (private website).
- Literature on Thaleischweiler frogs in the Rhineland-Palatinate state bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- Official municipality directory 2006 ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (= State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 197 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- Mayor: Peifer is running again in 2019. Die Rheinpfalz, October 17, 2017, accessed on March 29, 2020 .
- The State Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Thaleischweiler-Fröschen-Wallhalben, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved March 29, 2020 .