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... the tiny little village of Wattenheim...

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Pictures were taken at an sunny afternoon in May, i was on the hunt for some colza-pictures and collected this one for a relative...

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we are looking here towards the protestantic church of Wattenheim, the tower you can see at the right dates back to the middle ages..

hope you may enjoy, a nice evening to all my friends and guests here at TE!

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Wattenheim

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Location of Wattenheim within Bad Dürkheim district

cordinates 49°31′18″N 8°03′42″E / 49.52167°N 8.06167°E / 49.52167; 8.06167

Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bad Dürkheim
Municipal assoc. Hettenleidelheim

Basic statistics
Area 12.53 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Elevation 312 m (1024 ft)
Population 1,613 (31 December 2009)[1]
- Density 129 /km2 (333 /sq mi)

Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate DÜW
Postal code 67319
Area code 06356
Website www.vg-h.de

Wattenheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Location

Wattenheim lies on a cone-shaped hill with a gentle slope. This village in the Leiningerland – the name for the lands once held by the Counts of Leiningen – is a starting point for long or short hikes. Wattenheim belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hettenleidelheim, whose seat is in the like-named municipality. Until 1969 it also belonged to the now abolished district of Frankenthal.

Neighbouring municipalities

Clockwise from the northeast, these are Hettenleidelheim, Neuleiningen, Altleiningen, Carlsberg, an exclave of Neuleiningen, Bad Dürkheim, Fischbach, Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Ramsen and Eisenberg.

History

Various finds lead to the conclusion that the Romans had already established some kind of settlement in what is now Wattenheim. Wattenheim’s first documentary mention in 793 in the Lorsch codex is said to be disputed. It is believed that the village had its first documentary mention in 1221[2]. In the Middle Ages, Wattenheim belonged to the House of Leiningen. In 1695, it was sold to the Baron of Blumencron.

Culture and sightseeing

The Protestant church’s history reaches all the way back to the first Crusades. Standing in the village centre is the Catholic church, a Gothic Revival hall church from the years 1892-1893.

Economy and infrastructure

Transport

Wattenheim is linked to the long-distance road network by Bundesstraße 6. At the Wattenheim turnoff are an Autobahn police station and the Autobahn maintenance facility.

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