ⓘ Landstuhl


ⓘ Landstuhl

Landstuhl is a municipality of over 9.000 people in southwestern Germany. It is part of the district of Kaiserslautern, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and is home to the Sickinger Schloss, a small castle. It is situated on the north-western edge of the Palatinate forest, approx. 10 km west of Kaiserslautern.

The earliest traces of human settlement in Landstuhl are from about 500 BC" Heidenfels”, i.e. "pagan rock" from the Celtic period, was a Holy place even before Roman times, and Roman settlement dated back to the 1st century ad.

The place was called, at the end of the first Millennium, Nannenstuhl, with a sense of "place Nanthari", also called "Nanno", probably just memory Nathari centuries was dead, the link to it mutated into "land," together with the "Landstuhl" construable as a "place area".

In the 15th century, into a noble family Sickingen has assumed responsibility for Landstuhl and the surrounding area. The most famous member of this family was Franz von Sickingen. Franz von Sickingen built his castle in Landstuhl – Burg Nanstein the most visible landmark in Landstuhl and the surrounding area - into a dominating fortress, which was supplemented by Burg Landstuhl. From this base he gradually expands his territory by conquering other parts of southwestern Germany.

After several defeats, the Sickingen withdrew to his castle and was besieged by Richard Greiffenklau, Archbishop of Trier, and the counts of the Rhine and Hesse. During the bombardment of Nanstein, Franz von Sickingen was killed. The castle was later expanded by the Sickingens descendants, but it was badly destroyed by the French in 1689.

Landstuhl is a Verbandsgemeinde place "collective of the municipal formation" of Landstuhl.

Is Landstuhl Regional medical center, a major American military hospital, so there are many Americans living in the area. Landstuhl is also known as the birthplace of these Americans:

  • Reggie Williams, former wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Aaron Altherr, outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, holds dual citizenship.
  • LeVar Burton, actor, best known for roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Roots, and as the host of Reading Rainbow.
  • DRAM rapper, Musician, Later raised in Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
  • David Rouzer, member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolinas 7th district.
  • Rob Thomas, lead singer of Matchbox Twenty.
  • Shawn Bradley, retired basketball player, holds dual American and German citizenship.
  • The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center LRMC is an overseas military hospital operated by the United States Army. LRMC is the largest US military hospital
  • The Landstuhl Kusel railway is a branch line in the German state of Rhineland - Palatinate, connecting the town of Kusel to the railway network. It was
  • 7 29 00 E 49.40833 N 7.48333 E 49.40833 7.48333 The Landstuhl Marsh or Landstuhl Bog German: Spesbach - Landstuhler Bruch, Westricher Moorniederung
  • Landstuhl station is a station in the town of Landstuhl in the German state of Rhineland - Palatinate. Deutsche Bahn classifies it as belonging to station
  • Landstuhl is a Verbandsgemeinde collective municipality in the district of Kaiserslautern, Rhineland - Palatinate, Germany. The seat of the Verbandsgemeinde
  • Landstuhl Elementary Middle School LEMS is a kindergarten through eighth grade Department of Defense Dependents School DoDDS located in Landstuhl
  • by Americans as K - Town Other nearby civilian communities include Landstuhl some 3 miles 4.8 km from the west gate. The host unit is the 86th Airlift
  • Rhineland - Palatinate. It was opened on 22 September 1868 as the terminus of the Landstuhl Kusel railway. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 6 station
  • hospital intended to replace the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center LRMC on the Landstuhl Army Base, in nearby Landstuhl Germany. The LRMC has been active
  • the end of the 18th century to the so - called Grand Court of the rule Landstuhl which was owned by the barons of Sickingen the line to Hohenburg. In
  • the end of the 18th century to the so - called Grand Court of the rule Landstuhl which was owned by the barons of Sickingen the line to Hohenburg. In
  • created on 22 September 1868 as a through station with the opening of the Landstuhl Kusel railway. With the completion of the Glan Valley Railway Glantalbahn