|• Mayor||Georg Schacht (SPD)|
|• Total||6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality lies southwest of Mainz and is an agricultural community. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gau-Algesheim, whose seat is in the like-named town. Through the municipal area flow both the rivers Welzbach and Wethbach.
In 882, Appenheim had its first documentary mention in the Prüm Abbey’s “Golden Book”.
The council is made up of 17 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:
Elections in 2014:
Culture and sightseeing
The Appenheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) is always held in early June.
Economy and infrastructure
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The Appenheimer Hundertgulden vineyard on the slopes of the Westerberg is the vineyard with the highest carbonate content of all in Germany. From this come wines with a fruity sourness at high pH levels which are quite mineral-laden but nevertheless very salubrious.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Johann Horn (d. 1800), Palatine-Bavarian sergeant, Knight of the Bavarian Medal of Bravery
- Johann Konrad Schiede (b. about 1760 in Kassel; d. 19 September 1826 in Appenheim), was a clergyman, a participant in the Late Age of Enlightenment and an author of cheap novels.
- Esther Knewitz, Rheinhessen Wine Queen 2001-2002, German Wine Princess 2003-2004
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
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