|• Mayor||Gudrun Kayser|
|• Total||6.07 km2 (2.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||149 m (489 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
As a winegrowing centre, Sulzheim lies in Germany’s biggest winegrowing district, in the middle of the wine region of Rhenish Hesse. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Wörrstadt, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.
The municipality’s highest elevation is the Schildberg at 209 m above sea level. The Sulzheimer Bach rises north of the municipality.
In 766, Sulzheim had its first documentary mention.
The council is made up of 16 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairwoman.
Sainte-Suzanne is the seat of the like-named canton, and it is with this administrative unit that Sulzheim is partnered, thanks to the initiative of Adam Becker from Sulzheim and Victor Julien, conseiller général, maire de Thorigné-en-Charnie, both honorary citizens of Sulzheim. A square in Sulzheim bears Victor Julien’s name; a street in Blandouet bears Adam Becker’s. Sainte-Suzanne has a square de Sulzheim, and Vaiges a rue de Sulzheim. In Sulzheim is a street named Ste.-Suzanner-Straße.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Azure issuant from base a cross pattée Or between four escallops argent.
Culture and sightseeing
The yearly kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) is always held on the first weekend in May.
- Karl-Heinz Kayser, Die Geschichte unseres Dorfes, Chronik Sulzheim, Caritas-Druckerei Mainz-Mombach, 2006
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- Municipality’s official webpage (German)