Marpingen

Marpingen is a municipality in the district of Sankt Wendel, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km west of Sankt Wendel, and 25 km north of Saarbrücken.

Marpingen

Coat of arms
Location of Marpingen within Sankt Wendel district
Marpingen
Marpingen
Coordinates: 49°27′N 7°3′E
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictSankt Wendel
Subdivisions4
Government
  MayorVolker Weber (SPD)
Area
  Total39.68 km2 (15.32 sq mi)
Elevation
301 m (988 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total10,086
  Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66646
Dialling codes06827, 06853
Vehicle registrationWND
Websitewww.marpingen.de

The municipality contains the urban areas Marpingen, Urexweiler, Alsweiler und Berschweiler, which have the status of Ortschaft, and Rheinstraße, which is in the administrative area of Marpingen, und Habenichts, which is in the administrative area of Urexweiler.

History

In 1876, at the height of the Kulturkampf, Marpingen was claimed to be the site of an apparition of the Virgin Mary, leading to a major conflict between the Prussian Government and the believers who flocked to Marpingen as a result.

References

"The Marian apparitions at Marpingen" – multi-part summary and commentary on Blackbourn's book on the Marpingen visions

See also


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