Hohen-Sülzen

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Hohen-Sülzen
Coat of arms of Hohen-Sülzen
Coat of arms
Hohen-Sülzen   is located in Germany
Hohen-Sülzen
Hohen-Sülzen
Coordinates: 49°37′09″N 8°13′32″E / 49.61917°N 8.22556°E / 49.61917; 8.22556Coordinates: 49°37′09″N 8°13′32″E / 49.61917°N 8.22556°E / 49.61917; 8.22556
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Alzey-Worms
Municipal assoc. Monsheim
Government
 • Mayor Kurt Görisch
Area
 • Total 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Elevation 153 m (502 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 667
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67591
Dialling codes 06243
Vehicle registration AZ
Website www.hohen-suelzen.de

Hohen-Sülzen 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. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Monsheim, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.

History[edit]

In 1869, a Dionysus bottle from the third century was unearthed in Hohen-Sülzen. The bottle is 42 cm tall and has figures ground into it. The image was cut into the glass’s outside surface in vividly effective deep grinding. The figures’ effect was further strengthened by engraving individual body parts. The scene with several figures stems from the wine god Dionysus’s milieu. The bottle has been ascribed to the same workshop that made the Lynceus beaker in the Romano-Germanic Museum. This glass was found together with a cage cup, which has been lost since the Second World War. The Hohen-Sülzen bottle now stands as the centrepiece of the Roman glass collection at the Landesmuseum Mainz (Inventar Nr. R 6111).

Politics[edit]

Town 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 FDP FWG Total
2009 4 1 7 12 seats
2004 4 1 7 12 seats
1999 4 1 7 12 seats
1994 5 - 7 12 seats
1989 5 - 6 11 seats

Mayors[edit]

  • 1994 - 2004 Günther Maurer (FWG)
  • 2004–present Kurt Görisch (FWG)

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale azure a wheel spoked of six argent, and gules nine lozenges conjoined Or, three, three and three, in a chief of the fourth a bunch of grapes flanked by two grape leaves issuant from the top thereof, all vert.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Hohen-Sülzen is characterized by the winegrowing found throughout Rhenish Hesse. The VDP winery Battenfeld-Spanier makes its home here. Within the Domblick winemaking appellation – Weingroßlage – in the Wonnegau are the Sonnenberg and Kirchenstück wineries.

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