|• Mayor||Helge Wilding (SPD)|
|• Total||4.62 km2 (1.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||197 m (646 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Near Mölsheim in 1930, the Mölsheim filigree disc fibula from the 7th century was found. This fibula is among the most richly decorated from the era in which it was made. A farmer discovered it while doing clearing work on his vineyard in the Mölsheim municipal area. The Mölsheim golden fibula, as it is also known, is on display at the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt.
The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:
- Adolf Weiß (1948 - 1972)
- Josef Ehrhard - CDU (1984 - 1999)
- Helge Wilding - SPD (1999–present)
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess, in base per pale argent a cross sable, sable three lions passant sinister Or armed and langued gules, and bendy lozengy argent and azure.
Culture and sightseeing
Once a year in Mölsheim, the kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Melsmer Kerb) is held, with celebrating, dancing and drinking, on the first weekend in September. With its good music and Mölsheim wine, the festival is a magnet every year for young and old. Traditionally, the Kerb begins on the Friday with the opening by the kermis youth (Kerwejugend). A highlight every year is the parade on the Sunday at 14:00, which is enjoyed by many visitors from near and far. The Kerb ends on the following Monday evening.
Economy and infrastructure
- Eintrachthalle (“Harmony Hall”)
- Heimat- und Kulturverein Mölsheim e. V.: Mölsheim. Aus der Geschichte eines rheinhessischen Dorfes im Zellertal. Heimat- und Kulturverein Mölsheim, Mölsheim 2002 ISBN 3-926306-34-3
- Municipality’s official webpage (German)
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