Appenheim

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Appenheim
Coat of arms of Appenheim
Coat of arms
Location of Appenheim within Mainz-Bingen district
Appenheim in MZ.svg
Appenheim is located in Germany
Appenheim
Appenheim
Appenheim is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Appenheim
Appenheim
Coordinates: 49°55′47″N 8°01′59″E / 49.92972°N 8.03306°E / 49.92972; 8.03306Coordinates: 49°55′47″N 8°01′59″E / 49.92972°N 8.03306°E / 49.92972; 8.03306
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc.Gau-Algesheim
Government
 • MayorGeorg Schacht (SPD)
Area
 • Total6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Elevation
183 m (600 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,361
 • Density190/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55437
Dialling codes06725
Vehicle registrationMZ
Websitewww.appenheim.de

Appenheim 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 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.

History[edit]

In 882, Appenheim had its first documentary mention in the Prüm Abbey’s “Golden Book”.

Appenheim

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

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

Elections in 2014:

Town partnerships[edit]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

The Appenheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) is always held in early June.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The municipality is crossed by Landesstraße (state road) 415. The Autobahnen A 60 and A 63 can be reached by car in ten to twenty minutes.

Education[edit]

There are a municipal kindergarten and a primary school, Grundschule Welzbachtal.

Curiosities[edit]

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.

Famous people[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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