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Coat of arms of Essenheim
Coat of arms
Essenheim   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°55′50″N 8°09′20″E / 49.93056°N 8.15556°E / 49.93056; 8.15556Coordinates: 49°55′50″N 8°09′20″E / 49.93056°N 8.15556°E / 49.93056; 8.15556
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Nieder-Olm
 • Mayor Hans-Erich Blodt (SPD)
 • Total 10.51 km2 (4.06 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,436
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55270
Dialling codes 06136
Vehicle registration MZ

Essenheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.



Essenheim lies in Rhenish Hesse southwest of Mainz. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Nieder-Olm, whose seat is in the like-named town.


Municipal council[edit]

Town council[edit]

The council is made up of 21 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

SPD CDU FWG Grüne Alternative Liste Total
2004 10 4 4 2 20 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale sable and Or two lions combattant, the dexter of the second armed, langued and crowned gules, the sinister with double tail of the third armed and langued azure.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

The Essenheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) was once held in late August, but since 2007, it has been held on the second weekend in September.

Essenheim also celebrates a canons’ festival (Domherrnfest). Besides selected wines, the street and courtyard festival offers a great many culinary highlights with background music by various artists.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Essenheim is characterized by winegrowing and fruitgrowing.



Further reading[edit]

  • Chronik des Dorfes Essenheim bei Mainz. Zugleich die Geschichte der Freireligiösen Gemeinde Essenheim; nach den Aufzeichnungen des Johann Probst, 1864. - Mainz: Freireligiöse Gemeinde, 1992. - 44 pp.

External links[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.