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Kirn
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Kirn (Germany)
Kirn
Administration
Country Flag of Germany Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bad Kreuznach
Mayor Fritz Wagner (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 16.53 km² (6.4 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m  (820 ft)
Population 8,597  (31/12/2006)
 - Density 520 /km² (1,347 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate KH
Postal code 55606
Area code 06752
Website www.kirn.de

Coordinates: 49°47'17?N 7°27'26?E? / ?49.78806, 7.45722

Kirn is a town in the district of Bad Kreuznach, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the river Nahe, approx. 10 km north-east of Idar-Oberstein and 30 km west of Bad Kreuznach.

Before the French occupation in the early 1790s Kirn was residence of the Wild- und Rheingrafen of Salm-Kyrburg. Its population is c. 8,600 (including two suburbs, Kirn-Sulzbach and -Kallenfels).

[edit] Sights

  • Ruin of Kyrburg Castle (destroyed 1734)
  • Former Piarist monastery, now town hall (18th century)
  • Protestant church (formerly St. Pankratius; 15th century, nave rebuilt in 19th c., fully refurbished 1991/92)
  • Amalienlust Palace, some buildings of a newer residence planned as substitute for Kyrburg Castle, not completed (late 18th century)
  • Timber-framed houses including former tanneries

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