Bad Kreuznach, Germany

Bad Kreuznach (district)

Bad Kreuznach is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Rhein-Hunsrück, Mainz-Bingen, Alzey-Worms, Donnersbergkreis, Kusel and Birkenfeld.

History

The region is full of medieval castles, especially along the Nahe River. Best known is the Kyrburg of Kirn, built in the 12th century and sitting in state above the river.

In 1815 the district of Kreuznach was established by the Prussian government. In 1932 it was merged with the district of Meisenheim. The name of the district officially changed from Kreuznach to Bad Kreuznach in 1969.

Geography

The district is located in the hilly country between the mountain chains of the Hunsrück in the north and the Nordpfälzer Bergland in the south. The main axis of the district is the Nahe River, which enters the territory in the west, runs through Kirn, Bad Sobernheim and Bad Kreuznach, and leaves to the northeast.

The region formed by this district and the adjoining Birkenfeld district is known as the Naheland. The banks of the lower Nahe are used for vineyards. Away from the stream there are sparsely populated forests crisscrossed by the narrow affluents of the Nahe River.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

  • the heraldic lion of the Palatinate
  • the blue and golden pattern of the medieval county of Sponheim

Towns and municipalities

Verband-free towns
  1. Bad Kreuznach
  2. Kirn

Verbandsgemeinden

[seat: Bad Kreuznach]

  1. Biebelsheim
  2. Frei-Laubersheim
  3. Fürfeld
  4. Hackenheim
  5. Neu-Bamberg
  6. Pfaffen-Schwabenheim
  7. Pleitersheim
  8. Tiefenthal
  9. Volxheim
  10. 2. Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg
  11. Altenbamberg
  12. Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg1, 2
  13. Duchroth
  14. Feilbingert
  15. Hallgarten
  16. Hochstätten
  17. Niederhausen
  18. Norheim
  19. Oberhausen an der Nahe
  20. Traisen
  21. 3. Bad Sobernheim
  22. Auen
  23. Bad Sobernheim1, 2
  24. Bärweiler
  25. Daubach
  26. Ippenschied
  27. Kirschroth
  28. Langenthal
  29. Lauschied
  30. Martinstein
  31. Meddersheim
  32. Merxheim
  33. Monzingen
  34. Nußbaum
  35. Odernheim am Glan
  36. Rehbach
  37. Seesbach
  38. Staudernheim
  39. Weiler bei Monzingen
  40. Winterburg

1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

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