Place:Südliche Weinstraße, Rheinhessen-Pfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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NameSüdliche Weinstraße
Alt namesSudliche Weinstrabe
TypeDistrict
Located inRheinhessen-Pfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Contained Places
Independent city
Landau


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Südliche Weinstraße is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Südwestpfalz, Bad Dürkheim, the district-free city Neustadt (Weinstraße), Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Germersheim, and the French département Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Landau is surrounded by the district.

History

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On May 27, 1832 the Hambacher Fest took place in the castle of Hambach, an event which marks the beginning of the German democracy. The district was formed in 1969 by merging the districts Landau and Bergzabern. At first the name of the new district was Landau-Bad Bergzabern, it was renamed to Südliche Weinstraße in 1978.

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