Breitscheid, Mainz-Bingen

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Coat of arms of Breitscheid
Coat of arms
Breitscheid  is located in Germany
Location of Breitscheid within Mainz-Bingen district
Breitscheid in MZ.svg
Coordinates: 50°03′25″N 7°42′29″E / 50.05694°N 7.70806°E / 50.05694; 7.70806Coordinates: 50°03′25″N 7°42′29″E / 50.05694°N 7.70806°E / 50.05694; 7.70806
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Rhein-Nahe
 • Mayor Norbert Kröber
 • Total 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 134
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55422
Dialling codes 06743
Vehicle registration MZ

Breitscheid is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.



Breitscheid lies in the Hunsrück between Koblenz and Bad Kreuznach. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rhein-Nahe, whose seat is in Bingen am Rhein, although that town is not within its bounds. The placename comes from the Middle High German breit and -scheid: “wooded ridge”.


Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 5 council members who were elected by majority vote in a municipal election held on 2 March 2008.

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale argent a cross sable and gules in chief sinister a mullet of six, and in base a mound royal ensigned with a cross crosslet Or.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]


Autobahn A 61 can be reached after a drive of roughly 10 km.


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