Rothselberg is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Lauterecken-Wolfstein.GeographyLocationRothselberg lies at the foot of the 546 m-high Selberg in the North Palatine Uplands. The village’s elevation is some 340 m above sea level and it lies on the ridge between the Talbach and Lauter valleys. Near the village rises the Breitenbach, which flows into the Jettenbach about 3 km away to the northwest in Eßweiler. At the foot of the Selberg rises the Lammelbach, which flows through the Löffelmannsgraben and empties into the Lauter near the Schmeißbachermühle (a former mill). To the west, towards Jettenbach, the land rises up, peaking at the Eisenstein (460 m above sea level), while to the south, towards Kollweiler, it also rises, reaching the peak of the Galgenberg (“Gallows Mountain”) at 431 m above sea level. The municipal area measures 875 ha, of which 170 ha is wooded and 20 ha is built up.Neighbouring municipalitiesRothselberg borders in the northeast on the municipality of Rutsweiler an der Lauter, in the east on the municipality of Kreimbach-Kaulbach, in the southeast on the municipality of Frankelbach, in the southwest on the municipality of Kollweiler, in the west on the municipality of Jettenbach and in the northwest on the municipality of Eßweiler. Rothselberg also meets the municipalities of Erzenhausen and Sulzbachtal at a single point in the south.