Bermersheim vor der Höhe is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
As a winegrowing centre, Bermersheim vor der Höhe lies in Germany’s biggest winegrowing district, in the middle of Rhenish Hesse. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Alzey-Land, whose seat is in Alzey.
The earliest documentary evidence of the name of Bermersheim dates from the year 768, in connection with the sale of an estate to Lorsch Abbey.
The words vor der Höhe (meaning “before the Heights”) were added to the name with effect from 1 April 1971.
The council is made up of 8 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at a municipal election held on 7 June 2009, with the honorary mayor as chairman.
The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:
- Volker Herberg (.... - 2004)
- Werner Wagner (2004–present)
Culture and sightseeing
- In Bermersheim vor der Höhe is found Hildegard of Bingen’s baptismal church. She is sometimes known as “Saint”, although she has not been canonized.
Economy and infrastructure
Sons and daughters of the town