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Steinbach am Glan is a municipality in the district of Kusel, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. The collective municipality (Verbandsgemeinde) is Glan-Münchweiler. Steinbach am Glan is about 35 km west of Kaiserslautern and about 400 km east of Paris in a valley near the Glan river. The Autoban access is 5 km away in Glan-Muenchweiler, also there is the nearest railway station. Nearest Airports are Hahn Airport and Frankfurt Int. Airport, which are both 1 hour away by car. The Population is 969, Area 6,69 km², Elevation from 275m to 417m. Mayor is Gerhard Jung, elected 2009. The village council consists of 12 elected members, elected in 2009.

Steinbach am Glan is a municipality in the district of Kusel, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. The collective municipality (Verbandsgemeinde) is Glan-Münchweiler. Steinbach am Glan is about 35 km west of Kaiserslautern and about 400 km east of Paris in a valley near the Glan river. The Autoban access is 5 km away in Glan-Muenchweiler, also there is the nearest railway station. Nearest Airports are Hahn Airport and Frankfurt Int. Airport, which are both 1 hour away by car. The Population is 969, Area 6,69 km², Elevation from 275m to 417m. Mayor is Gerhard Jung, elected 2009. The village council consists of 12 elected members, elected in 2009.

Sightseeing

In the village center are the old belltower, gifted by Marianne von der Leyen in 1788, and a lot of protected trees. There is also a museum about the Jewish history in Steinbach and the nearby villages. Tours around town in English are available. Steinbach am Glan once was a center of Jewish settlement in the Western Palatinate region, with over one third of the inhabitants Jewish. The old Synagoge was burned by the Nazis in 1938. On the hilltop to Boersborn is a nice Naturefriendshouse with spectacular views into the Westpfalz. A lot of hiking trails get you to beautiful forests and to the Hodenbach valley, which is famous for its quiet and clean area.

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More about the History of Steinbach am Glan

Steinbach am Glan was founded in 1969 when Steinbach and Frutzweiler were renamed to Steinbach am Glan. The first known date Steinbach was mentioned is 1355. The diamond cutting industry and coal mining were the main industries in Steinbach until they were closed down in the 1950s.

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Steinbach am Glan is a municipality in the district of Kusel, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. The collective municipality (Verbandsgemeinde) is Glan-Münchweiler. Steinbach am Glan is about 35 km west of Kaiserslautern and about 400 km east of Paris in a valley near the Glan river. The Autoban access is 5 km away in Glan-Muenchweiler, also there is the nearest railway station. Nearest Airports are Hahn Airport and Frankfurt Int. Airport, which are both 1 hour away by car. The Population is 969, Area 6,69 km², Elevation from 275m to 417m. Mayor is Gerhard Jung, elected 2009. The village council consists of 12 elected members, elected in 2009.

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