Battenberg, Rhineland-Palatinate

Battenberg, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Battenberg, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Battenberg (officially Battenberg (Pfalz)) is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography

Location

The municipality lies in the Rhine-Neckar urban agglomeration on the seam between the Haardt and the Upper Rhine Plain. Standing together 300 m above sea level, high above the river Eckbach’s banks are the small village and the like-named castle, Burg Battenberg, to the east. Battenberg belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Grünstadt-Land, formed in 1972, whose seat is in Grünstadt, although that town is itself not in the Verbandsgemeinde.

History

Battenberg Castle, which was owned since the Middle Ages by the Counts of Leiningen, to whom belonged the Leiningerland, controlled together with the other castle across the dale to the north (1 400 m away as the crow flies), Burg Neuleiningen, the entrance to the dale, the Eckbach valley. On 7 September 1966, the municipality was given the epithet “(Pfalz)”. Until 1969, the municipality belonged to the now abolished district of Frankenthal (Landkreis Frankenthal).

Politics

Municipal council

The council is made up of 8 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Coat of arms

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess...
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