Bad Dürkheim (district)
This article needs additional citations for verification. (March 2013)
|• Total||595 km2 (230 sq mi)|
(31 December 2020)
|• Density||220/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Bad Dürkheim (German pronunciation: [ˌbaːt ˈdʏʁkhaɪm]) is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Kaiserslautern, Donnersbergkreis and Alzey-Worms, the city of Worms, the Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, the city of Neustadt/Weinstraße, the districts of Südliche Weinstraße, the city of Landau (the Taubensuhl/Fassendeich forest part of the city), the district Südwestpfalz, and the city of Kaiserslautern.
The district was established in 1969 by combining portions of the former districts of Neustadt and Frankenthal.
The dialect of Bad Dürkheim and environs is closer to the Pennsylvania Dutch language—also known as Pennsylvania German or as Deitsch, the native tongue of the Amish and others—than any other dialect of German.
The district is located on the eastern rim of the Palatinate Forest a line of hills called the Haardt. The German Wine Road (Deutsche Weinstraße), a scenic road along the best vineyards of the Palatinate wine region, runs through the district from north to south. The district is sometimes called "the heart of the Palatinate".
Coat of arms
The coat of arms displays:
- The heraldic lion of the Palatinate
- Grapes symbolising the Wine Road and the vineyards
- The heraldic eagle of the former county of Leiningen
Towns and municipalities
|Verband-free towns||Verband-free municipality|
|1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town|
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.
- "Dürkheim". Duden – Das Aussprachewörterbuch (in German) (7th ed.). Berlin: Bibliographisches Institut. 2015. p. 327. ISBN 3411911514.
- Official website (German)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Landkreis Bad Dürkheim.|