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Lampertheim

Lampertheim
Domkirche
Domkirche
Coat of arms of Lampertheim
Coat of arms
Lampertheim   is located in Germany
Lampertheim
Lampertheim
Coordinates:
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Bergstraße
Government
 • Mayor Gottfried Störmer
Area
 • Total 72.3 km2 (27.9 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 31,491
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 68623
Dialling codes 06206, 06256, 06241
Vehicle registration HP
Website www.lampertheim.de

Lampertheim is a town in the Bergstraße district in Hesse, Germany. In 1984, the town hosted the 24th Hessentag state festival.

Geography

Location

Lampertheim lies in the southwest corner of Hesse in the Rhine rift at the Biedensand Conservation Area (an old arm of the Rhine) and borders on Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. It is on the right bank of the Rhine across from Worms (Rhineland-Palatinate), roughly 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg). The town is broadly, but visibly surrounded by the Odenwald and the Palatinate Forest.

Neighbouring communities

Lampertheim is one of Hesse’s southernmost towns and borders on Bürstadt, Lorsch, Viernheim and Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg).

Constituent communities

Lampertheim has the outlying centres of Hofheim, Hüttenfeld, Neuschloß and Rosengarten, which are all Stadtteile. Furthermore, there are residential neighbourhoods named Heide, Oberlach-Rosenau, Am Küblinger Damm, Lache, An der Wormser Straße, In den Böllenruthen, In den Ruthen, Wehrzollhaus, Wildbahn and Seehof.

Biedensand Conservation Area

History

The earliest forms of the town’s name handed down from 832 were Langobardonheim or Langbardheim, which led to the conclusion that the town was founded by the Lombards (Langobarden in German). There is however today no further doubt that Lampertheim arose at the time of Frankish settlement and that the name is to be taken as meaning “Lantberths’ Home”, the name “Lantberth” – also “Lampert” or “Lambert” – meaning “Land-brightening ones”. In 1716, the town was granted market rights, and on 4 August 1951 town rights.

Politics

Lampertheim's mayor is Gottfried Störmer.

Culture and sightseeing

Religion

Lampertheim has these parishes:

  • Catholic parish of Mariä Verkündigung (the Annunciation)
  • Evangelical parish of Martin Luther
  • Catholic parish of St. Andreas (St. Andrew’s)
  • Evangelical Lukasgemeinde (St. Luke’s)
  • Evangelical Methodist parish
  • Free Evangelical parish
  • Evangelical Liebenzeller parish
  • Baptist parish, New Apostolic Church

Museums

Stadtmuseum Lampertheim is the town museum. It is found in an old house and there are guided tours.

Music

At the Musikschule Lampertheim is a children’s choir led by Sabine Nicolai. One can also learn to play various instruments at the music school, such as violin, piano, flute, trumpet, and others. There is also singing instruction there, either singly or in groups of 3 or 4 pupils.

Buildings

Old Town Hall
Schloss Rennhof

Worth mentioning is the Schloss Rennhof built by Baron Rothschild in 1853 and the old schoolhouse built in 1906 and 1907, both in Hüttenfeld. In the Schloss Rennhof is found the Litauisches Gymnasium Hüttenfeld (“Lithuanian Gymnasium”), originally established as a school for Lithuanian émigrés’ children after their homeland was overrun by the Soviet Union in the Second World War. It is the only recognized Lithuanian school in Western Europe.

The many transmission masts of the shortwave broadcaster Radio Free Europe Lampertheim, one of the biggest shortwave transmission facilities in Germany, are up to 125 m tall. They are guyed steel-lattice masts, set in pairs in a row, bearing dipole antennae. Some of these transmission masts are linked to each other by crossbeams furnished with catwalks.

Sport

  • DLRG Reitsport Weiland (riding)
  • TV Lampertheim (gymnastics, football etc.)
  • Wassersportverein Lampertheim 1929 e.V. (watersports, among others canoeing)
  • Kanu-Club Lampertheim 1952 e.V.
  • Olympia Lampertheim (football)

Regular events

The Lampertheimer Spargellauf (“Asparagus Walk”) is a public walking event that is traditionally held a week before the Lampertheim Asparagus Festival (Lampertheimer Spargelfest). It is staged by the Lampertheim Gymnastic Club. Every finisher gets a Spargellauf T-shirt, which comes in a different colour every year.

Economy and infrastructure

Transport

Lampertheim is on Bundesstraße 47, the Nibelungenstraße, which leads from Worms to Michelstadt in the Odenwald.

Lampterheim is also on Bundesstraße 44, which runs from Mannheim towards Biblis and further.

US activities

Near Lampertheim, the American foreign broadcasting service Radio Free Europe runs a shortwave transmission facility, and US troops run a United States Army and USAF base, [[Coleman Army Airfield|Coleman

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