Albig

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Albig
Coat of arms of Albig
Coat of arms
Albig   is located in Germany
Albig
Albig
Coordinates: 49°46′N 8°7′E / 49.767°N 8.117°E / 49.767; 8.117Coordinates: 49°46′N 8°7′E / 49.767°N 8.117°E / 49.767; 8.117
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Alzey-Worms
Municipal assoc. Alzey-Land
Government
 • Mayor Günther Trautwein
Area
 • Total 10.24 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,625
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55234
Dialling codes 06731
Vehicle registration AZ
Website www.alzey-land.de

Albig is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in Rhenish Hesse in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in Rhenish Hesse and belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Alzey-Land, whose seat is in Alzey.

History[edit]

Traces of New Stone Age (Spiral Ceramic) and Iron Age settlers, believed to be Celts, have been found in Albig. Some finds, such as fibulae, rings and vessels from a La Tène-era grave, are displayed in the Landesmuseum Mainz. On a hill near Albig, the foundations of a Roman villa rustica were unearthed, and because it was mistakenly believed that they were a mediaeval castle ruin, they were named Schloss Hammerstein, “Schloss” being a German word for castle.

Albig had its first documentary mention in 767 in a document donating a vineyard to Lorsch Abbey.

Since 1975 there has been a partnership with the French municipality of Signy-l'Abbaye in the department of Ardennes.

Politics[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Albig’s current mayor is Günther Trautwein (SPD).

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess, sable a demi-lion rampant Or armed, langued and crowned gules, and argent the letter A of the third.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Winegrowing is an important part of local economic life.

Transport[edit]

Within municipal limits lies the Autobahnkreuz Alzey, an Autobahn interchange. The nearest access to the two Autobahnen in question, though, is a good two to three kilometres away. These are Biebelnheim for the A 63 and Bornheim for the A 61.

In the municipality is a stop for Alzey–Mainz and BingenAlzeyWorms (Rheinhessenbahn) Regionalbahn trains.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

Albig holds a Wine and Sunflower Festival on the second-last weekend in July. There is also a kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) on the second Sunday in September.

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