Bermersheim vor der Höhe

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Bermersheim vor der Höhe
Coat of arms of Bermersheim vor der Höhe
Coat of arms
Bermersheim vor der Höhe   is located in Germany
Bermersheim vor der Höhe
Bermersheim vor der Höhe
Coordinates: 49°40′55″N 8°13′25″E / 49.68194°N 8.22361°E / 49.68194; 8.22361Coordinates: 49°40′55″N 8°13′25″E / 49.68194°N 8.22361°E / 49.68194; 8.22361
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Alzey-Worms
Municipal assoc. Alzey-Land
Government
 • Mayor Werner Wagner
Area
 • Total 2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 378
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55234
Dialling codes 06731
Vehicle registration AZ

Bermersheim vor der Höhe is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

As a winegrowing centre, Bermersheim vor der Höhe lies in Germany’s biggest winegrowing district, in the middle of Rhenish Hesse. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Alzey-Land, whose seat is in Alzey.

History[edit]

In 768, Bermersheim vor der Höhe had its first documentary mention on the occasion of an estate’s sale to Lorsch Abbey.

The epithet vor der Höhe (“before the heights”) has been borne since 1 April 1971.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at a municipal election held on 7 June 2009, with the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[2]

   SPD  FWG 1 FWG 2 Total
2009 2 5 1 8 seats

Mayors[edit]

  • Volker Herberg (.... - 2004)
  • Werner Wagner (2004–present)

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

  • In Bermersheim vor der Höhe is found Hildegard of Bingen’s baptismal church. She is sometimes known as “Saint”, although she has not been canonized.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Famous people[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

References[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.