8. Schwenderbach

The Schwenderbach rises between the neighboring communities of Fockenberg-Limbach and Reuschbach and marks the boundary to the neighboring villages along its course. In the 16th century, at least three different…

9. Kohlwald

The extensive forest area between the Rothenberger Höhenweg ridgeway and the Schwenderbach creek is known as the “Kohlwald” (coal forest). The name most likely goes back to the charcoal burner…

10. Hainbuchental

„Hainbuchental“ is historically the earliest field name documented by sources in our village. In the village name literature, the “Hanbuch” is even listed as an abandoned village. The linguistic form…

11. Lanzenhessel

The name is documented in both 1682 and 1845 in the original cadastre. „Lanze“ (lance) refers to the narrow, elongated shape of the meadow valley. „Hessel“ stands for hazel bush,…

12. Gemeindeäcker

Between the Schnellbach and Lanzenhesseltal valleys, a narrow ridge protrudes from the boundary near Fockenberg to the southeast into the Hainbuchental valley. It is the open field “Auf den Gemeindeäckern”…

13. Schnellbach

At this point, the Hainbuchental branches into three small valleys, each with a source stream. The middle valley is called „Schnellbach“. It extends beyond the boundaries of the district up…

14. Spinnberg

The Spinnberg stretches up to the ridgeway (Hilschberger Höhenweg). At 393 meters it is also the highest point in the community of Kottweiler-Schwanden. The poverty of the rural population in…

16. Am Breitenacker

The open field “Am Breitenacker” extends above today’s “Sauerwiese” street. In total, it is an arable area of approx. 200 x 200 meters, which was laid out in the settlement…

17. Am Frühbirnbaum

1784: „The little piece on the yellow pear tree“ (Electoral Palatinate files) As can be seen from the Kurpfalzakte of 1784, the name of the open field-system goes back to…