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Rodalben (Rhineland-Palatinate)

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Rodalben is a town and a municipality in the Sudwestpfalz district, a district or Kreis in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Its neighboring districts are, from west clockwise, Saarpfalz, the district-free city Zweibrucken, the districts Kaiserslautern and Bad Durkheim, the district-free city Landau, the Taubensuhl-Fassendeich forest part of the city, Sudliche Weinstrasse, and the French department Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Pirmasens is completely surrounded by this district.

Rodalben is situated in the Pfalzer Wald, a densely forested mountain range in south-western Germany, in the state Rhineland-Palatinate. Rodalben is located approximately 5 kilometers northeast of Pirmasens, a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, near the border with France. Rodalben is also the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde or collective municipality of Rodalben.

Rodalben was founded by a Celtic tribe. In 1237 Rodalben was first mentioned as a Meyerof. Over the centuries mainly farmers lived there. The origin of the name isn't clarified. The suffix, alb or alben is a Celtic word for rivers or brooks.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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