Saint Michael Church
|Coordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°ECoordinates: 49°7′10″N 8°16′46″E / 49.11944°N 8.27944°E|
|• Mayor||Gerhard Beil (CDU)|
|• Total||12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
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.
- Paul Fagius (1504–1549), reformer
- Philipp von Pfeiffer (1830–1908), capitular in Speyer
- Maximilian Josef Pfeiffer (1875–1926), politician
- Anton Pfeiffer (1888–1957), politician (BVP, CSU) and diplomat
- Columba Baumgartner (1912–2007), abbess
- Reiner Marz (born 1958), politician (GRÜNE)
- Hans Kantereit (born 1959), author
- Philipp Jakob Gillmann, priest
- Elisabeth Langgässer (1899–1950), author
- Manuel Hornig (born 18 December 1982), soccer player
- Barbara Schleicher-Rothmund (born 14 Februar 1959), politician
- Florian Bauer (born 28 April 1982), musician
- Guido Deutschler (born 1952), business owner
- Thomas Gebhart (born 1971, politician)
On the web
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.