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Coat of arms of Essenheim
Coat of arms
Essenheim   is located in Germany
Location of Essenheim within Mainz-Bingen district
Essenheim in MZ.svg
Coordinates: 49°55′50″N 8°09′20″E / 49.93056°N 8.15556°E / 49.93056; 8.15556Coordinates: 49°55′50″N 8°09′20″E / 49.93056°N 8.15556°E / 49.93056; 8.15556
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Nieder-Olm
 • Mayor Hans-Erich Blodt (SPD)
 • Total 10.51 km2 (4.06 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,439
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55270
Dialling codes 06136
Vehicle registration MZ

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



Essenheim lies in Rhenish Hesse southwest of Mainz. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Nieder-Olm, whose seat is in the like-named town.


Town council[edit]

[2] Elections in 2014:

  • SPD: 11
  • CDU: 2
  • FWG: 5
  • GAL: 2
Essenheim Town hall

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale sable and Or two lions combattant, the dexter of the second armed, langued and crowned gules, the sinister with double tail of the third armed and langued azure.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

The Essenheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) was once held in late August, but since 2007, it has been held on the second weekend in September.

Essenheim also celebrates a canons’ festival (Domherrnfest). Besides selected wines, the street and courtyard festival offers a great many culinary highlights with background music by various artists.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Essenheim is characterized by winegrowing and fruitgrowing.



Further reading[edit]

  • Chronik des Dorfes Essenheim bei Mainz: Zugleich die Geschichte der Freireligiösen Gemeinde Essenheim [Chronicle of Essenheim Village near Mainz, with the History of the Free Religious Community of Essenheim] (in German). Mainz: Freireligiöse Gemeinde. 1992. OCLC 314451127.  44 pages from the records of Johann Probst.

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