Saint Michael Church

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°E / 49.11944; 8.27944Coordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°E / 49.11944; 8.27944
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Germersheim
Municipal assoc. Jockgrim
  Mayor Gerhard Beil (CDU)
  Total 12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 4,840
  Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76764
Dialling codes 07272
Vehicle registration GER
Website www.rheinzabern.de

Rheinzabern is a small town in the south-east of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany near the Rhine river. Currently, Rheinzabern, that belongs to the "Landkreis Germersheim" (District of Germersheim) has approx. 4500 inhabitants living on an area of 12,75 square kilometres.

Rhenanae Tabernae

The Latin term "Rhenanae Tabernae" literally means "tavern" and "Rhine". Hence Rheinzabern was founded as a place of rest for travellers on Roman roads. Founded some 1950 years ago as "Rhenanae Tabernae" along a Roman road, it is known for its Samian ware production. Remnants of the production are still visible and there is a local museum dedicated to pottery and Roman culture.

Notable citizens

On the web

Rheinzabern online (German)


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