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Community Merchweiler
Coat of arms of the former municipality of Wemmetsweiler
Coordinates: 49 ° 22 ′ 19 ″  N , 7 ° 5 ′ 28 ″  E
Height : 296  (277-390)  m
Area : 7.76 km²
Residents : 5006  (Jun 30, 2009)
Population density : 645 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1974
Postal code : 66589
Area code : 06825
Wemmetsweiler (Saarland)

Location of Wemmetsweiler in Saarland

View of Wemmetsweiler.  In the center of the picture is the Catholic parish church of St. Michael.
View of Wemmetsweiler. In the center of the picture is the Catholic parish church of St. Michael .

Wemmetsweiler ( listen ? / I ) is a district of the municipality Merchweiler in the district of Neunkirchen , Saarland . Until the end of 1973 Wemmetsweiler was an independent municipality. Audio file / audio sample


The Wemmetsweiler district was already settled in Roman times. Archaeological finds testify to the presence of a Roman villa. The Wemmetsweiler settlement emerged as a Franconian clan village, the name probably derived from the clan elder Wimmo .

The first houses were built on the Sabelbach and the Wiesenthal behind it. The first chapel was built around 1750. On the occasion of the renovation and enlargement of the chapel around 1770, the town of Wimmeswiller was mentioned for the first time in a decree of the Bishop of Metz.

Wemmetsweiler belonged to Illingen until 1794 and then came under French administration. From 1798 Wemmetsweiler belonged to the mayor's office Uchtelfangen, which in 1877 became the mayor's office of Illingen. In 1815 Wemmetsweiler became Prussian. In 1841 Wemmetsweiler was named in a description of the Trier administrative district with a chapel, a school, 55 houses and 445 inhabitants.

After 1862 the settlement of the Michelsberg began with the steady influx of miners. In 1876, Wemmetsweiler became a railway station with the construction of the Fischbachtalbahn . After the double-track expansion in 1892 and the construction of the Primstalbahn in 1897, Wemmetsweiler became a railway junction.

In 1897 the construction of the parish church of St. Michael began and was completed in 1899. From 1908 Wemmetsweiler was an independent parish.

In 1921 Wemmetsweiler broke away from the mayor's office Uchtelfangen-Illingen and formed the Wemmetsweiler office together with today's Schiffweiler district of Heiligenwald until the end of 1973 . The construction of the town hall began in 1922 and was completed in 1926. Until December 31, 1973 Wemmetsweiler was an independent municipality. In the course of community reform, Wemmetsweiler became a district of Merchweiler on January 1, 1974 .

Population development

year 1880 1890 1900 1925 1935 1939 1961 1970
Residents 1759 2140 2956 4450 5055 4872 6189 6255



  • since July 4, 2019: Marlo Christiaens (SPD)
  • 2009–2019: Michael Marx (CDU)
  • 1999–2009: Gerhard Bermann (CDU)
  • 1999: -1999Werner Joachim (SPD)
  • 1993–1999: Joachim Jochum (SPD)
  • 1984–1993: Gerhard Kleer (SPD)

Local council

  • 7 seats (3 CDU, 3 SPD, 1 Bündnis90 / Die Grünen)

coat of arms

From 1964 to 1973 Wemmetsweiler had its own coat of arms as an independent municipality. It shows a golden gopel on a black field accompanied by a silver flaming sword and a silver hoe.

Worth seeing

Town hall Wemmetsweiler

Worth seeing in Wemmetsweiler are the town hall of Wemmetsweiler , built between 1925 and 1927 by the district architect Otto Eberbach, and the Catholic parish church of St. Michael, built in the neo-Gothic style in 1899 . Both structures are listed as individual monuments in the Saarland monuments list. Also listed on the list of monuments are the "Maria Hilf" chapel in the rose garden with a war memorial from 1936, the old mill from 1804, which was rebuilt around 1900 , as well as several crossroads and a boundary stone from 1753.

The Wemmetsweiler rose garden was laid out by miners between 1925 and 1929. The rose garden has a restaurant and a mini golf course. It is planted on an area of ​​approx. 1,500 m² with thousands of roses of different varieties. The rose garden in Wemmetsweiler is one of a total of nine rose gardens in the Neunkirchen district . The war memorial chapel "Maria Hilf" is located in the immediate vicinity of the rose garden.

Economy and Transport

Wemmetsweiler has a train station on the Neunkirchen – Illingen railway line . Until the Wemmetsweiler curve was built in 2004, Wemmetsweiler was a railway junction. In 2006, the new Wemmetsweiler-Rathaus stop was set up on the Fischbachtalbahn , which is closer to the town center, and the previous station for passenger traffic was given up.

Wemmetsweiler is of the national road traversed L128 (Riegelsberg-Ottweiler), L294 and L295.



  • School and local history by Joseph Vogtel Rector i. R., copy from 1924, with additions
  • Memorandum on the establishment of the mayor's office in Wemmetsweiler
  • Parish anniversary 1925 of the parish Wemmetsweiler


Web links

Commons : Wemmetsweiler  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ 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 .
  2. List of monuments of the Saarland, sub-monuments list of the Neunkirchen district (PDF; 1.3 MB), accessed on August 26, 2012