Enkenbach- Alsenborn is a municipality in the district of Kaiserslautern, in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Enkenbach- Alsenborn. Until his death lived here the Palatinate football idol Fritz Walter.

  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Mayor
  • 3.3 Coat of Arms
  • 3.4 Town twinning
  • 4.1 Structures
  • 4.2 Sport
  • 4.3 Regular events
  • 4.4 Fritz -Walter - Museum
  • 5.1 traffic
  • 5.2 Education
  • 6.1 freeman
  • 6.2 Sons and daughters of the town
  • 6.3 People who have worked on site

Geographical location

The town is located 15 km east of Kaiserslautern. The municipality consists of the villages sink Bach and Alsenborn, each of which has a long history as its own separate municipality and have grown together today. Neighboring municipalities are - clockwise - Neuhemsbach, Sippersfeld, candles Home, Ramsen, Wattenheim, Fischbach, Kaiserslautern and Mehlingen.


The two villages were closely intertwined in its history. This was demonstrated by a common mayor ( until 1795 ) and mayor, but ended with the year 1825. 1832 also the hitherto common forest was divided.

Near the stave Borner court there was from the 12th to the 15th century, a castle, the castle Breidenborn.

The convenient location and the connection to the railway network in 1871 and the settlement of companies leaving the population despite a strong emigration of 1,095 persons in 1800 to 3,326 in 1900 and 6,900 in 1975 to grow. Here, the character of rural villages was lost and sink Bach Alsenborn became the residential community.

Today's local church Enkenbach- Alsenborn was established on 7 June 1969 formation of the previously independent municipalities sink Bach ( 3,922 inhabitants) and Alsenborn ( 2,452 inhabitants).


In 2007, 45.1 percent of the population Protestant and 31.6 percent Catholic. The other belonged to a different denomination or religious affiliation were. In the district, there is a sink Bach today 300 -member Mennonite Church since 1956.

In Enkenbach- Alsenborn had over the years the Association was founded in 1990 Mennonite communities in Germany is relocating


Parish council

The local council in Enkenbach- Alsenborn consists of 22 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 a proportional representation, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Allocation of seats in the elected municipal council:


Mayor of Enkenbach- Alsenborn Jürgen Wenzel ( CDU).

Coat of arms

The blazon of the arms is: " split of blue and gold, left a golden fountain, from a fountain column with two tubes with flowing silver water and linkshin swept golden lion on the peak rises, right, a blue covered, provided with silver windows red church with blue cross. " It was approved by the district government in Neustadt 1969.


With Saint- Mihiel in Lorraine, a partnership is maintained since 9 October 1983. Therefore, there are in the district Enkenbach a St. Mihiel Square.

Culture and sights


Worth seeing are the church of the former monastery Prämonstratenserinnenklosters in Enkenbach from the 13th century and the Protestant Church in Alsenborn.

The monastery church in sink Bach, built in late Romanesque and Gothic style, was later rebuilt several times. It is also no longer receive anything from the other monastery buildings. However, of national importance is the image program of the West Portal.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Enkenbach- Alsenborn


The largest club is the turn and Police Sports Club ( TPSV ) sink stream. He offers handball, volleyball, athletics and more. Currently exist in the area riding / vaulting a M * - and A- group tournament. Nationwide, the focus of attention became the district Alsenborn in the 1960s and 1970s due to the success of the SV Alsenborn, which in this period one of the best football teams in southwest Germany had and three played in a row for the promotion to the Bundesliga.

Regular events

As traditional peculiarity of the place is particularly striking on the " Peterstag " on February 22, is consumed in the memory of the liberation of the cattle disease in 1776 in part to this day in many families no meat.

Fritz -Walter - Museum

After over two years of construction and renovation work on the property of Italia and Fritz Walter in the Leininger Street in Enkenbach- Alsenborn were on 20 May 2004, the doors of the private exhibition Fritz Walter - opens in memoriam to the public.

Economy and infrastructure


The place is on the A 6 (Saarbrücken -Mannheim) to the national road network - from France to the Czech Republic - connected. It has a station on the Alsenztalbahn, from which a branch line leads to Kaiserslautern. In addition, the community is served on weekends and public holidays from night bus Kaiserslautern.


Schools: Josef- Guggenmos primary school, comprehensive school, Hans- Zulliger school ( special school L), Police Training College.



  • Fritz Walter, honorary captain of the football team, world champion in 1954

Sons and daughters of the town

  • John Smith (1853-1920), politician ( NLP)
  • Daniel Haberle (1864-1923), local historian and university teacher
  • Wilhelm Mayer (1874-1923), politician ( CENTER, BVP )
  • Wilhelm Müller (1890-1957), politician ( KPD)
  • Elisabeth von Dyck (1951-1979), member of the RAF

Those who worked on site

  • Rudi Müller (1927-2003), was from 1989 to 2003 mayor of the municipality
  • Michael Huettner (* 1959), took an apprenticeship with the local police
  • Veronika Olma ( b. 1962 ), lives in Enkenbach- Alsenborn

Municipality fire brigade Enkenbach- Alsenborn

The fire department in Enkenbach- Alsenborn is a so-called " collective municipality fire brigade ". The other communities in the municipality have no fire station and be co-supervised by the fire station in sink stream. Currently, there are about 60 members. The volunteer fire department is also active in the field of civil protection of the district and leads the train " decon P" to.

Master plan 100 % climate

In May 2012, the local church Enkenbach- Alsenborn was awarded "100% Climate Master Plan " community under the National Climate Initiative by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety with a significant grant for their project as.

A total of 19 municipalities were awarded; including large cities such as Frankfurt, Hannover and Rostock. Enkenbach- Alsenborn is the only pioneer - municipality of Rhineland -Palatinate and smallest commune participants across Germany.

The aim of the Master Plan project is to develop local action strategies with high portability, which contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 % by the year 2050 compared to 1990 levels. From 2012 to 2016, the Federal Environment Ministry in Enkenbach- Alsenborn promotes in a first phase until the beginning of 2014, the creation of the " master plan 100 % climate " and its implementation in Phase 2 until the end of the project in 2016. Policy recommendations from the Master Plan initiated and implemented.

Since December 2012, Mr. Jan Boedeker Maurice is leading the project "Master plan 100 % climate protection". The focus is in Enkenbach- Alsenborn on the economic and ecological realization of a system based on a high proportion of renewable energy power supply system. In addition, regional output potential is to be lifted.

The following flagship projects to be initiated and implemented:

  • Virtual power plant, smart grid light, and storage technologies ( battery storage, pumped storage power plant)
  • Development of renewable district heating networks
  • Energy efficiency in existing buildings
  • Use of combined heat and power (CHP) in rental properties and energy contracting
  • Sustainable mobility / electric mobility

Enkenbach- Alsenborn operates climate with great commitment where the percentage of electricity is sourced from renewable energy sources to the total amount of power generated in their own power supply already over 50 % (forecast for 2013 ). The aim of the Federal Government is to 35% by 2030 to 50% and by 2050 to increase the share of renewable energy in electricity consumption by 2020, to 80%. Thus Enkenbach- Alsenborn already meets an important energy policy guidelines of the Federal Government for the year 2030 ( ). The share of renewable energy to be increased further in the future.

Since April 2013 every citizen can check its own rooftop solar potential in terms of suitability, roof size and the corresponding maximum output of the system and its cost-effectiveness with the Internet-based solar roof cadastre of the municipality Enkenbach- Alsenborn. The solar roof cadastre offers the possibility of numerous system parameters, operation, usage details and financing options in host - schaftlichkeitsbetrachtung set individually.

Since June 2013 municipal policy decisions in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate protection are prepared by the newly established Climate Protection (Committee on Environment and Climate ).

The Consumer Rhineland- Palatinate offers since September 2013, a free personal energy on-site consultation in Enkenbach- Alsenborn. The advice is aimed at private households and is free. Every 1st Monday of the month 15-18 clock can advise you on site to citizens.

From September 2013, the " funding to encourage the use of high-efficiency heating pump and the implementation of the hydraulic balance in the local church Enkenbach- Alsenborn " came into force. This is intended to motivate building owners to replace inefficient heating pumps with energy-saving, high-efficiency heat pumps and also - if technically feasible - to be carried out a hydraulic balancing.

Compared to the year 2010, almost 130,000 kWh of electricity in the treatment plant Enkenbach- Alsenborn can be saved in 2013. This represents a decrease of electricity consumption by almost 20 percent. For comparison: This amount of power can meet its annual electricity consumption of 37 three-person households.

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