Nieder-Hilbersheim

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Nieder-Hilbersheim
Coat of arms of Nieder-Hilbersheim
Coat of arms
Nieder-Hilbersheim   is located in Germany
Nieder-Hilbersheim
Nieder-Hilbersheim
Coordinates: 49°54′47″N 8°02′30″E / 49.91306°N 8.04167°E / 49.91306; 8.04167Coordinates: 49°54′47″N 8°02′30″E / 49.91306°N 8.04167°E / 49.91306; 8.04167
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Gau-Algesheim
Government
 • Mayor Franz Mersch
Area
 • Total 4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
Elevation 244 m (801 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 633
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55437
Dialling codes 06728
Vehicle registration MZ
Website www.nieder-hilbersheim.de

Nieder-Hilbersheim 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 municipality lies southwest of Mainz in the Welzbach valley and is characterized by agriculture. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gau-Algesheim, whose seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 933, Nieder-Hilbersheim had its first documentary mention in a document from the Seligenstadt Abbey.

In the endowment letter from the Disbodenberg Monastery in 1108, Nieder-Hilbersheim is mentioned for the first time as Hilbriedesheim

After 1300, the name Nieder-Hilbersheim first came up in documents.

In 1334 a church is mentioned for the first time, and is believed to have been consecrated to Saint Martin, which yielded today’s coat of arms, which show Saint Martin cutting a piece of his cloak off for a beggar. At this point, the community belonged to the Electorate of the Palatinate Oberamt of Stromberg.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, not counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

SPD CDU FWG Total
2004 3 2 7 12 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

The Nieder-Hilbersheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) is always held on the second weekend in September. A farmer’s and craftsman’s market is held each year on the third weekend in October.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Nieder-Hilbersheim grows grapes for both white and red wine, and also fruit and asparagus.

Transport[edit]

The municipality is crossed by Landesstraße (state road) 415. The A 60 and A 63 autobahns can be reached by car in 10 to 20 minutes.

Education[edit]

Nieder-Hilbersheim has a municipal kindergarten.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.