Sankt Johann is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a , a kind of collective municipality – in the Verbandsgemeinde Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Geography [ edit ]
Location [ edit ]
The municipality lies in
Rhenish Hesse and belongs to the , whose seat is in Verbandsgemeinde of Sprendlingen-Gensingen Sprendlingen.
History [ edit ]
Rhenish-Hessian wine village was known in the Middle Ages as Weiler Megelsheim ( Weiler means “ hamlet” in German) and had its first documentary mention in 1220.
Culture and sightseeing [ edit ]
Buildings [ edit ]
The municipality’s landmark is the
High Gothic Evangelical Johanniskirche (Saint John’s Church) with an important Oberndörfer organ from 1793. This church was built as a pilgrimage church in the latter half of the 14th century by the Counts of Sponheim. It is consecrated to John the Baptist. Worth seeing are the church’s mediaeval wall paintings and the modern church windows by Heinz Hindorf.
Up above the community, on the Wißberg, is a
Regular events [ edit ]
There are regular concerts at Saint John’s Church.
Sankt Johanner Jahrmarkt, a yearly market, goes back to the Middle Ages and is held on the weekend following Midsummer
Famous people [ edit ]
Sons and daughters of the town [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Heimatkundlicher Arbeitskreis des Volksbildungswerks St.Johann unter der Leitung von Ludwig Diehl:
Sankt Johann - Erinnerung in Bildern aus alten Tagen, Geiger-Verlag, Horb am Neckar, 1989, ISBN 3-89264-319-9
External links [ edit ]