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Coordinates: 49 ° 35 '  N , 7 ° 27'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Kusel
Association municipality : Kusel-Altenglan
Height : 200 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.1 km 2
Residents: 674 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 95 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 66887
Area code : 06387
License plate : KUS
Community key : 07 3 36 099
Association administration address: Marktplatz 1
66869 Kusel
Website : www.ulmet.de
Local Mayor : Klaus Klinck
Location of the local community Ulmet in the district of Kusel
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Ulmet is a municipality in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Kusel-Altenglan . The name Ulmet probably goes back to the Latin . ulmetum = elm forest .



The place is in the North Palatinate Bergland in its sub-area Kuseler Bergland . Ulmet is also part of the Musikantenland region in West Palatinate . Neighboring communities are - clockwise - Rathsweiler , Niederalben , Sankt Julian , Welchweiler , Bedesbach , Erdesbach , Oberalben and Baumholder . Ulmet also includes the Felschbachhof and Mühlwieshof residential areas .


The 460-meter-high Steinerne Mann stretches out to the far west on the border with Oberalben . Further to the northeast is the 403 meter high waiting head , alternatively called the Brückenberg .


Ulmet is located on the Glan . On site it takes the Pelschbach from the right and the Felschbach from the left . Just a short distance before it flows into the Glan, the Steinalp is within the municipal marker .


Ulmet as a Celtic foundation bears a place name of corresponding origin, like the names of Kusel (Cosla) and Altenglan (Gleni). This is in continuity with the river name Glan, which is also of Celtic origin.

The name Ulmet appears for the first time in a document from the provost of St. Remigius from 1267, as an olmone. Other forms of name are: 1364 Olmut, 1387 Olmüth, 1416 Olmud, 1422 Olmaon, Olmont, 1436 Olmudt, 1446 Olmut, 1456 Ollemont, 1460 Olmud and Olmudt, 1477 Olmuett, 1480 Olmüt, 1544 Olmeth, 1588 Ulmeth, Ulmüth, 1634 again Olmeth, 1756 Ulmeth and from around the middle of the 19th century, when the "h" was omitted at the end of the name, finally with the current spelling. It should be noted that different spellings are often due to the carelessness of princely scribes.

The district of Pielsbach on the right side of the Glans was an independent place until the 14th century. It stretches along the stream of the same name that flows into the Glan and, according to the oldest traditions, was called Pelsbach / Pilsbach (1364), Pelesbach (1381), Pilßbach (1433), Pielsbach (1585). The stream of the same name appears in the years 1585–1588 also as Pielsbach. Dagger and Greule lead this name back to a pre-Germanic water name Pelisa , to which the basic word -bach was added in Germanic-German times.

In the winter of 1783/84 the Glan flooded the area. Ulmet belonged to the Duchy of Pfalz-Zweibrücken until the French Revolution .

From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , the place was incorporated into the Canton of Kusel and the Arrondissement de Birkenfeld and was the seat of a Mairie . In 1815 Ulmet initially belonged to Austria . After the Congress of Vienna , it was added to Bavaria a year later . From 1818 to 1862 the community continued to belong to the Kusel canton and was part of the Kusel Land Commissioner , which was then converted into a district office.

In 1939 the place was incorporated into the Kusel district. After the Second World War , Ulmet 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 , Ulmet was incorporated into the newly formed community of Altenglan . The place has belonged to the Kusel-Altenglan community since 2018 .


Municipal council

The local council in Ulmet consists of twelve council members, who were elected by a majority vote in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.


Klaus Klinck became the local mayor of Ulmet on July 1, 2014. 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 87.89%.

Klinck's predecessor was Werner Mensch.

coat of arms

Ulmet coat of arms
Blazon : "Divided by a blue wavy bar of silver and gold, above a striding red armored and tongued blue lion, below the intertwined capital letters A and U."
Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms goes back to a seal from the 18th century and refers to the office of Ulmet, but not to the place Ulmet. The Unteramt Ulmet was subordinate to the Oberamt Lichtenburg. The lion is the symbol for the rule of the Counts of Veldenz and later the Dukes of Zweibrücken. The blue wave bar represents the Glan flowing through the middle of Ulmet. The entwined letters A and V for A (mt) V (lmet) have been handed down in seals of the Ulmet office since 1753.

Approval: On April 4, 1979 by the district government of Rheinhessen-Pfalz in Neustadt / Weinstrasse.

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments

There are a total of five objects on site that are listed . Below is the parish church, which has been called the “hallway chapel” for centuries; it dates from 1091. The Kappeler Bridge was first mentioned in 1542. The new building from 1748 fell victim to the floods in 1784 . The bridge has been in existence since the subsequent reconstruction.


Natural monument Celtic oak

There are four natural monuments in the municipality . In addition, the Steinalb estuary and waiting head nature reserves extend partly over the Ulmet district.

Economy and Infrastructure


There is a kindergarten and a primary school in Ulmet .


The federal highway 420 brushes the western edge of the settlement. The county road 22 connects with Ulmet Kusel. The district road 25 connects the town center in both directions with the federal road. In the southwest is the A 62 . Ulmet is connected to the local transport network via bus routes 270 and 271, which connect the community with Kusel and Lauterecken.

In Altenglan there is a train station on the Landstuhl – Kusel railway line . From 1904 Ulmet himself had a train station on the Glantalbahn, which has since been closed . Passenger traffic came to a standstill in 1985, freight traffic six years later.


An eight kilometer long nature trail runs from Ulmet to Erdesbach.

Sons and daughters of the church


Web links

Commons : Ulmet  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 158 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. Remling 1856 p. 89, supplement 9.
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. "You can talk about anything". Die Rheinpfalz, August 27, 2014, accessed on May 17, 2020 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Kusel-Altenglan, Verbandsgemeinde, 37th line of results. Retrieved May 17, 2020 .
  7. Residents of Austraße can pay in installments. Die Rheinpfalz, May 14, 2014, accessed on May 17, 2020 .
  8. LA Speyer, B 2 No. 881 fol 235v
  9. See Debus or JS 148.