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|Height :||400 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||33.65 km 2|
|Residents:||6292 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||187 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||66709|
|Primaries :||06876, 06872, 06871 , 06874|
|License plate :||MZG|
|Community key :||10 0 42 117|
|Community structure:||5 districts|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Wolfgang Hübschen ( CDU )|
|Location of the community of Weiskirchen in the Merzig-Wadern district|
Almost half of the municipal area (47.2%) is forested, 37.6% of the area is used for agriculture, 7.5% is built-up and 3.5% is traffic area.
Weiskirchen is located in the west of the Black Forest high forest .
- Rappweiler-Zwalbach is the westernmost part of the municipality Weiskirchen. It is inhabited by between 1600 and 1700 inhabitants.
The annual precipitation is 1158 mm. The precipitation is in the upper third of the measuring points of the German Weather Service . Over 92% indicate lower values. The driest month is April; it rains most in December. In the wettest month there is around 1.8 times more rain than in the driest month. The seasonal fluctuations in precipitation are in the upper third. In over 87% of all places, the monthly precipitation fluctuates less.
The first traces of settlement date from the younger Stone Age . In the 19th century, three barrows from the early Latène period with valuable burial objects were discovered. Weiskirchen is mentioned in a document for the first time in 1030.
As part of the regional and administrative reform in Saarland , the five previously independent communities of Weiskirchen, Konfeld, Rappweiler, Thailen and Weierweiler were combined to form the new community Weiskirchen on January 1, 1974.
see also Finkenburg , Weierweiler Castle (Hungerburg), Rappweiler Castle
- CDU : 13 seats (44.5%)
- SPD : 6 seats (23.5%)
- FWG : 2 seats (9.5%)
- GAL: 2 seats (7.9%)
- AfD : 2 seats (7.3%)
- FDP : 1 seat (3.8%)
- The left : 1 seat (3.5%)
- 1974–1982: Peter Kolling, CDU
- 1982–2002: Bernd Theobald, CDU
- 2002–2018: Werner Hero, CDU
- since 2018: Wolfgang Hübschen, CDU
Economy and Infrastructure
Weiskirchen is a station on the Saarland circular hiking trail and the Saar-Hunsrück climb . In addition, 4 km north of Weiskirchen on the state border with Rhineland-Palatinate is the second highest elevation in Saarland, the Schimmelkopf , on which four Enercon E-115 wind turbines were planned, built and operated by the Juwi company in 2014 and 2015 were taken. The plants each have a nominal output of 3.0 MW and should deliver a total annual yield of 12.3 GWh. A high ropes course in the Weiskirchen wildlife and hiking park has been expanding the tourist offer since 2012. Also, the health tourism is an important economic factor in the region. Weiskirchen is a climatic health resort and also a Kneipp health resort.
Culture and sights
- In Rappweiler there is the "Weiskirchen-Rappweiler Wildlife and Hiking Park", whose population mainly consists of red deer. The information center of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park with a permanent exhibition is also located in the park .
- Jakobus fair (last weekend in July)
- Kurparkfest (first weekend in August)
- large flea market around the Kurparkweiher (as part of the Kurparkfest)
Day care center
- Catholic day-care center for St. John the Baptist, Konfeld
- Catholic day care center Maria Himmelfahrt Rappweiler / Zwalbach
- Catholic children's home St. Martin Thailen
- Catholic children's home St. Jakobus Weiskirchen
- "Regenbogenkinder" day care center run by the St. Maria Weiskirchen child and youth welfare organization
- Konfeld primary school
- Weiskirchen oak leaf school
Born in Weiskirchen
- Ferdi Behles (* 1929), Saarland politician (CDU)
Associated with Weiskirchen
- Heinrich Wilhelm Breidenfeld (1794–1875), organ builder, built the organ in Weiskirchen in 1844
- Helma Kuhn-Theis (* 1953), worked as a politician (CDU) in Weiskirchen
- Klaus Steinbach (* 1953), swimming athlete, sports functionary and doctor, has been working as a specialist in orthopedics and physical and rehabilitative medicine for the Hochwald clinics as chief physician since 1992 and also as medical director since 1997
- Official website of the community of Weiskirchen
- Link catalog on the subject of Weiskirchen at curlie.org (formerly DMOZ )
- Literature about Weiskirchen in the Saarland Bibliography
- Saarland.de - Official population figures as of December 31, 2019 (PDF; 20 kB) ( help ).
- Geoplatt ( Memento of November 13, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
- Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 805 .
- Stefan Kuczera: Weiskirchen-Schimmelkopf wind farm project. (PDF; 3.98MB) (No longer available online.) In: Weiskirchen.de. March 11, 2014, archived from the original on July 28, 2014 ; accessed on June 6, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Climbing and tests of courage in the wildlife park . In: Trierischer Volksfreund , February 6, 2012. Accessed June 2, 2015.
- climate in a class of its own . Website of the Association of Climatic Health Resorts in Germany. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- Weiskirchen - healing climate and Kneipp health resort in Saarland ( memento of the original from June 3, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Rhineland-Palatinate Tourism website. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- Weiskirchen: Community and Hochwald-Touristik Weiskirchen | Schools, kindergartens, children's homes. Accessed June 19, 2018 (German).