Gundheim

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Gundheim
Coat of arms of Gundheim
Coat of arms
Gundheim   is located in Germany
Gundheim
Gundheim
Coordinates: 49°40′33″N 8°14′16″E / 49.67583°N 8.23778°E / 49.67583; 8.23778Coordinates: 49°40′33″N 8°14′16″E / 49.67583°N 8.23778°E / 49.67583; 8.23778
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Alzey-Worms
Municipal assoc. Wonnegau
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Blüm (CDU)
Area
 • Total 4.61 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 904
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67599
Dialling codes 06244
Vehicle registration AZ
Website www.gundheim.de

Gundheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in Rhenish Hesse and is a winegrowing centre. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Wonnegau, whose seat is in Osthofen.

History[edit]

In 774, Gundheim had its first documentary mention in a document from Lorsch Abbey.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[2]

SPD CDU FWG Total
2004 3 7 2 12 seats
2009 4 5 3 12 seats

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Azure a talon Or barwise unguled gules, issuant from the top three plumes argent.

What appears on the escutcheon is a canting charge for the noble family that was enfeoffed with Gundheim in 1699. It bore the name Greiffenclau, rather reminiscent of the German words greifen (“grasp” or “seize”) and Klaue (“claw”).

Wineries[edit]

Well known Gundheim wineries in the Bergkloster winemaking appellation – Weingroßlage – in the Wonnegau are:

  • Hungerbien
  • Mandelbrunnen
  • Sonnenberg

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