Traditional tobacco village and lively cultural town with 10480 inhabitants.
Award: 1983 Gold medal at "Our village shall become more beautiful" for the district Hayna
Sights: historical half-timbered houses, Catholic parish church, Villa Wieser with village well, Theater Chawwerusch in the Bayerischer Hof, traditional tobacco sheds, tobacco well in Hayna, chapel ring around Herxheim with 8 chapels, international sand track races
Museums: Museum Herxheim with a unique cult complex of spectacular finds from the Neolithic Age, presentation of the cult of the dead and burial rites as well as daily life 7500 years ago
Recreation: Hiking, walking and cycling paths, historical village tour, St. James pilgrimage trail, chapel trail, horseback riding, carriage rides, pint train tour, heated outdoor swimming pool in the forest with giant slide, children's playground, fitness trail, fishing, tennis, art school, villa concerts, Chawwerusch theatre, open-air concerts, new festival hall with regional and national events
Specialties: Herxheim cigars and cigarillos in a beautiful wooden box (sold in the town hall), "Mohrenköpfe"
(small chocolate-covered cream cake)
Festivals: spring market in May, art school festival in June and December, theatre festival at the end of September, St. Gallus market in October, Advent market
Transport connection: BAB 65, L 543 or L 493, next train station Rohrbach, Kandel or Landau, bus line Landau Herxheim or Kandel-Herxheim