|• Mayor||Dr. Heiner Bus (SPD)|
|• Total||3.27 km2 (1.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||241 m (791 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Wahlheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It has 587 inhabitants and an area of 3.27 km².
Flowing through Wahlheim is the river Aufspringbach, known farther downstream as the river Weidas. Wahlheim is the centre of the kühler Grund (“Cool Ground”).
The village of Wahlheim in the Kettenheimer Grund, once known as Walaheim, belonged to Castle Alzey. In 1400, Count Palatine Ruprecht III bought two parts of the village and municipal area from the Burgmann Heinrich Bock von Lonsheim. From 1633 the village belonged to the Electorate of the Palatinate. In the municipal area was found an estate of the Waida Monastery near Dautenheim. The 20-piped fountain, called the Brückenbrunnen, that once stood between the two constituent communities was removed.
Coat of arms
The German blazon reads thus: In Silber auf grünem Dreiberg zwei grüne Ähren schrägrechts und -links gelegt, bewinkelt von drei roten Mohnkapseln.
The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Argent, in base a mount of three vert issuant from the top of which two ears of wheat, one bendwise, the other bendwise sinister of the same, between three poppy bolls palewise slipped gules, one and two.
Economy and infrastructure
- Schelmen, part of the Großlage (winemaking appellation) of Sybillenstein, has 131 ha of vineyards.
- Wahlheim in the collective municipality’s Web pages (German)
- Municipality’s official webpage (German)
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