Sankt Johann, Mainz-Bingen

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Sankt Johann
Coat of arms of Sankt Johann
Coat of arms
Location of Sankt Johann within Mainz-Bingen district
Sankt Johann in MZ.svg
Sankt Johann is located in Germany
Sankt Johann
Sankt Johann
Sankt Johann is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Sankt Johann
Sankt Johann
Coordinates: 49°52′06″N 08°01′09″E / 49.86833°N 8.01917°E / 49.86833; 8.01917Coordinates: 49°52′06″N 08°01′09″E / 49.86833°N 8.01917°E / 49.86833; 8.01917
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc.Sprendlingen-Gensingen
Government
 • MayorHans Bergmann
Area
 • Total5.66 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total856
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55578
Dialling codes06701
Vehicle registrationMZ
Websitewww.sprendlingen-gensingen.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in Rhenish Hesse and belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Sprendlingen-Gensingen, whose seat is in Sprendlingen.

History[edit]

The typical 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.

Sport[edit]

Up above the community, on the Wißberg, is a golf course.

Regular events[edit]

There are regular concerts at Saint John’s Church.

The 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]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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

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