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Coat of arms of the local community Wickenrodt
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Coordinates: 49 ° 49 '  N , 7 ° 22'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Birch field
Association municipality : Herrstein-Rhaunen
Height : 397 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.27 km 2
Residents: 163 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 31 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55758
Area code : 06785
License plate : BIR
Community key : 07 1 34 093
Association administration address: Brühlstrasse 16
55756 Herrstein
Website : www.wickenrodt.de
Local Mayor : Michael Adam
Location of the local community of Wickenrodt in the Birkenfeld district
Horbruch Krummenau (Hunsrück) Weitersbach Gösenroth Schwerbach Oberkirn Hausen (Hunsrück) Rhaunen Stipshausen Hottenbach Hellertshausen Schauren Asbach Sulzbach (Hunsrück) Bollenbach Bundenbach Baumholder Frauenberg Reichenbach Heimbach Ruschberg Berglangenbach Fohren-Linden Berschweiler bei Baumholder Mettweiler Eckersweiler Rohrbach Rückweiler Hahnweiler Leitzweiler Sien Sienhachenbach Schmidthachenbach Oberreidenbach Mittelreidenbach Dickesbach Fischbach Bergen Berschweiler bei Kirn Hintertiefenbach Gerach Niederwörresbach Niederhosenbach Griebelschied Sonnschied Wickenrodt Herrstein Oberwörresbach Veitsrodt Herborn Mörschied Breitenthal Oberhosenbach Weiden Vollmersbach Kempfeld Kirschweiler Bruchweiler Allenbach Wirschweiler Langweiler (bei Idar-Oberstein) Idar-Oberstein Sensweiler Hettenrodt Mackenrodt Siesbach Leisel Schwollen Hattgenstein Oberhambach Rinzenberg Börfink Buhlenberg Abentheuer Brücken (bei Birkenfeld) Achtelsbach Meckenbach Ellweiler Dambach Gimbweiler Hoppstädten-Weiersbach Dienstweiler Nohen Birkenfeld (Nahe) Ellenberg Gollenberg Rimsberg Schmißberg Elchweiler Niederhambach Niederbrombach Kronweiler Sonnenberg-Winnenberg Oberbrombach Rötsweiler-Nockenthal Wilzenberg-Hußweiler Saarland Landkreis Trier-Saarburg Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Landkreis Kuselmap
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Wickenrodt is a municipality in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Herrstein-Rhaunen community .


Wickenrodt is located in the Hunsrück on a plateau above the Hahnenbachtal between Idar-Oberstein and Rhaunen . The location is on a slope in a hollow opening to the east.


The place was first mentioned in 961 as "Uuickenrodero" in Nahegau .

Population development

The development of the population of Wickenrodt, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 162
1835 183
1871 208
1905 181
1939 186
1950 191
year Residents
1961 184
1970 165
1987 159
1997 165
2005 181
2019 163

Evangelical parish church

The simple hall church with choir tower is embedded in an arrangement with a rectory , parish barn and parish garden on the south-eastern edge of the village. Its origins can be dated to the 13th century. The Romanesque choir tower has a late Gothic pointed helmet and contains two bells, the older one dates from around 1340, the younger bell was acquired from Achtelsbach in 1922 and is dated 1466. The originally Romanesque nave was significantly changed in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The church can be seen in a longer scene of the 1958 film Der Schinderhannes with Curd Jürgens .


Municipal council

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


Michael Adam became the local mayor of Wickenrodt in 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for another five years with 88.89% of the votes.

Adam's predecessor Otmar Glöckner held the office from 1994 to 2014.

Regular events

Every year a folk and children's festival is organized by the Wickenrodt Beautification Association (last weekend in July) and a regional riding tournament (1st weekend in September) by the local RV Wickenrodt riding club.

Every 2 years (even number of the year) there is a St. Nicholas market on the 1st Saturday in December around the parish hall.

Economy and Infrastructure

The place is crossed by the district road K 23 . Bundesstraße 41 runs in the southeast . In Kirn there is a train station on the Bingen – Saarbrücken line .


See also

Web links

Commons : Wickenrodt  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  4. Andreas Nitsch: Mayors want to end projects that have already started. Michael Adam. In: Nahe newspaper. Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Koblenz, March 8, 2019, accessed on August 27, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Herrstein-Rhaunen, Verbandsgemeinde, third from last line of results. Retrieved August 27, 2020 .
  6. Freiherr vom Stein plaque: Quintet excellent. Otmar Glöckner. Birkenfeld district, November 4, 2016, accessed on August 27, 2020 .