Lörzweiler

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Lörzweiler
Coat of arms of Lörzweiler
Coat of arms
Lörzweiler   is located in Germany
Lörzweiler
Lörzweiler
Coordinates: 49°53′53″N 8°17′40″E / 49.89806°N 8.29444°E / 49.89806; 8.29444Coordinates: 49°53′53″N 8°17′40″E / 49.89806°N 8.29444°E / 49.89806; 8.29444
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Bodenheim
Government
 • Mayor Alois Kremer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 5.74 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Elevation 154 m (505 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,142
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55296
Dialling codes 06138
Vehicle registration MZ
Website www.loerzweiler.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The winegrowing centre of roughly 2,300 inhabitants distinguishes itself in particular with its winegrowing areas of Mainzer St. Alban and Niersteiner Gutes Domtal with their vineyards Ölgild, Königstuhl and Hohberg.

In the municipal area’s south stands the 175 m-high Königstuhl, upon which on 8 September 1024 Conrad II was reportedly elected. The municipality belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bodenheim, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 17 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

CDU SPD FWG Total
2004 6 6 4 16 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Town partnerships[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Argent a limetree seedling eradicated sable leafed of five veined vert.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

  • The kermis (church consecration festival) is held by the municipality yearly on the weekend after Ascension Day.
  • Beginning on the first Friday in July, the Weinfest am Königstuhl is held for four days. In November, the great beer testing is traditionally held in the Hohberghalle.
  • Each year on the first weekend in September, the estate festival at the Haub winery takes place.

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

In the autobiographical novel Der Lügner (“The Liar”), Ewald Gauer describes, in many small diverting episodes, how he spent his childhood in Lörzweiler in the 1960s.

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.