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Coat of arms of the community of Budenheim
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Coordinates: 50 ° 1 ′  N , 8 ° 10 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mainz-Bingen
Height : 86 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.61 km 2
Residents: 8646 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 815 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55257
Area code : 06139
License plate : MZ , BIN
Community key : 07 3 39 009
Address of the
municipal administration:
Berliner Strasse 3
55257 Budenheim
Website : www.budenheim.de
Mayor : Stephan Hinz ( CDU )
Location of the municipality of Budenheim in the Mainz-Bingen district
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Budenheim is an association-free municipality in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate . As of December 31, 2018, around 8,600 people lived here. According to state planning, Budenheim is designated as a basic center.


Geographical location

The municipality of Budenheim is the only association-free municipality in the Mainz-Bingen district that does not have city status. It is located in Rheinhessen nine kilometers west of the city center of the Rhineland-Palatinate state capital Mainz , bounded by the Rhine flowing past to the north and the Lennebergwald , which marks Budenheim's place of residence from south to west. To the east of the municipality are the Mainz districts of Mombach and Gonsenheim , to the south of Mainz-Finthen and to the west of Budenheim is the Ingelheim district of Heidesheim am Rhein . On the opposite side of the Rhine to the lies Hessian Rheingau-Taunus district belonging Walluf .


The highest point in Budenheim is the 176.8 m high Lenneberg in the Lenneberg Forest. The Lenneberg Tower, inaugurated in 1880, stands on the Lenneberg .


Budenheim is located in the north of the left bank of the Rhine in the Mainz Basin . The Mainz Basin is a former depression on the northwestern edge of the Upper Rhine Rift Valley , which was created in the Tertiary as a result of the long-distance effects of the formation of the Alps. The deposits of the Mainz Basin consist mainly of fully marine to brackish-marine siliciclastics from the Oligocene and brackish-marine limestones from the Miocene . A late Oligocene conglomerate - sandy sequence of layers in the north of the basin, which was previously known as milk quartz gravel , today bears the name Budenheim formation after its type locality near Budenheim . Miocene limestones were mined in the Budenheim quarry until the 1960s.

The Budenheim rhinoceros

Reconstruction of the skeleton of the Budenheim rhinoceros (copy in the Mainz Natural History Museum)

In the "Littorinellenkalk" (corresponds to the Inflata layers and the Hydrobia layers of the more modern nomenclature) of the Mainz basin near Budenheim, an approximately 20 million year old rhinoceros skeleton from the early Miocene was discovered in 1911 . It is a largely complete, 85 cm high specimen of the extinct, hornless, tapir -like manner minutum Protaceratherium . The Budenheim rhinoceros was originally determined to be a representative of the species Rhinoceros (Ceratorhinus) tagicus , which was linked to the assumption that it was a close relative of the recent Sumatran rhinoceros ( Dicerorhinus sumatrensis - the generic name Ceratorhinus is a younger synonym of Dicerorhinus ). A position in the "primitive" genus Protaceratherium excludes a closer relationship with the recent rhinos.

Numerous other Miocene vertebrate fossils have also been found in Budenheim. Most are from mammals, but some are also from crocodiles . The original copy of the Budenheim rhinoceros, one of the world's best preserved and most complete finds of rhinos from the Miocene, is exhibited in the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main. There is an exact copy in the Natural History Museum in Mainz .


The place was mentioned as "Butenheim" in the Lorsch Codex in a list of the possessions of the Lorsch Abbey , which it had in the 8th century in and around Mainz (document no. 1977), as the only entry and without a year. In the Middle Ages , Budenheim was a fiefdom of the Rhine Counts before Count Siegfried II bequeathed the village to the Eberbach Monastery in 1272 . Twenty years later Budenheim fell to the Altmünster Abbey , whose abbesses determined events for the next centuries.

From 1563 the place belonged to the Mainz ore monastery . The Altmünster Abbey finally lost its influence in November 1781 when its assets were transferred to the Mainz University Fund. From the 1850s, with the construction of the Mainz-Bingen railway line and the expansion of shipping, industrialization took hold in Budenheim. Since the 1960s, viticulture, which had shaped the community in earlier centuries, has also been declining.


Municipal council

The town hall in Budenheim

The municipal council in Budenheim consists of 24 voluntary council members who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the full-time mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU GREEN FDP GLB total
2019 5 10 7th 2 - 24 seats
2014 6th 12 4th 2 - 24 seats
2009 6th 12 - 2 4th 24 seats
2004 6th 13 - 2 3 24 seats

Stephan Hinz (CDU) has been mayor since September 2018. He replaced his party colleague Rainer Becker, who had resigned from office prematurely.

Community partnerships

Partner municipalities are Eaubonne in France and Isola della Scala from Italy . In addition, a friendly relationship is maintained with the city of Wiesmoor in East Frisia .

Culture and sport

Budenheim Flower Festival

The Budenheimer Blossom Festival has been celebrated on the last weekend in April with the election of a blossom queen since 1955, based on the onset of tree blossom. The Budenheim Flower Queen is supported by two flower princesses who represent the community of Budenheim on special occasions for a year.

Budenheim street festival

The Budenheim street festival began with the 1200th anniversary of the Budenheim community in 1978. The organizer of this festival is the Budenheimer Vereinsring and its affiliated local clubs. The street festival is celebrated over a period of four days in the old part of the town on the last weekend before the Rhineland-Palatinate summer vacation.

Budenheim notch

The Budenheimer Kerb (parish fair) goes back to the inauguration of the Catholic Pankratius Church on September 3, 1747 and is celebrated over a period of four days on the third weekend in September.

Carnival clubs

There are two carnival clubs in Budenheim: the Carneval Club Budenheim (CCB) and the Dalles honor guard. The honor guard was founded in 2007 as a section of the Carneval Club, but has been independent since 2013. The guard escorts various carnival sessions in “Budenum un drumerum” and once per carnival season organizes a “standing” in their “camp” at a local wine merchant.


The largest local sports club is the TGM Budenheim , which offers table tennis, gymnastics, gymnastics and basketball, among other things. There are also smaller sports clubs such as FV Budenheim for football, the Budenheim cycling club and Sportfreunde Budenheim for handball.

The Mainz Golf Club is also domiciled in Budenheim . The facility includes an 18-hole tournament course as well as a public 6-hole short course and a driving range .

Economy and Infrastructure

Glance into Binger Strasse


The Budenheim Chemical Factory, founded in 1908, is part of the Dr. August Oetker KG and with around 700 employees in Budenheim is one of the world's leading manufacturers of pure phosphoric acid and phosphates .

The company Bericap makes plastic closures for the food, beverage, petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.


The train station in Budenheim
  • The federal highway 643 is reached after about 4 km at the junction Mainz-Mombach , the federal highway 60 after about 4 km at the junction Heidesheim / Budenheim .
  • Budenheim is a stop for local trains on the left Rhine route . Mainly trains of the Middle Rhine Railway stop here . The travel time to Mainz main station is 7 to 10 minutes, the travel time to Bingen main station is approx. 20 minutes (as of 05/2010).
  • The Budenheim train station is the terminus of the city bus 68 of the Mainz transport company . The travel time from there to Mainz main station is approx. 25 minutes (as of 12/2016). In June 2018, bus route 61, which had previously ended in Mainz-Mombach, was extended to Budenheim and runs there every hour.
  • Budenheim can also be reached with the bus line 620 of the Rhein-Nahe bus service between Mainz and Ingelheim, the journey time to Mainz main station is approx. 14 minutes.
  • Due to the closure of the Schiersteiner Bridge, there was a car ferry connection across the Rhine between Budenheim and Walluf in Hesse between February 19 and April 24, 2015 .


See also


Web links

Commons : Budenheim  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. P. Schäfer, D. Kadolsky: On the structure of a tertiary profile of Budenheim near Mainz, in particular on the stratigraphic position and genesis of the "milk quartz gravel" (Upper Oligocene) in northwestern Rheinhessen (Mainz Basin) (=  Mainz natural science archive, supplements . Volume 21 ). 1998, p. 115-132 .
  4. ^ A b Frédéric Roman: Le Rhinoceros (Ceratorhinus) tagicus du Musée de Francfort-sur-Main (Oligocène supérieur de Budenheim, prés Mayence) (=  Bulletin de la Société géologique de France (4th series) . Volume 14 ). 1914, p. 349–365 (French, upmc.fr [accessed April 2, 2018]).
  5. Pierre-Olivier Antoine, Damien Becker: A brief review of Agenian rhinocerotids in Western Europe. In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences . tape 106 , 2013, p. 135–146 , doi : 10.1007 / s00015-013-0126-8 (English, alternative full text access at ResearchGate [accessed April 2, 2018]).
  6. ^ Budenheim in regionalgeschichte.net
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  8. Torben Schröder: Stephan Hinz (CDU) wins mayoral election in Budenheim. In: Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz. March 4, 2018, accessed April 2, 2018 .
  9. ^ Dieter Oberhollenzer: Budenheim mayor Becker announces resignation. In: Allgemeine Zeitung. August 30, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2018 .
  10. MVG bus line 68
  11. With the lines (sic) 61 directly from Budenheim to Mainz , Verlagsgruppe Rhein Main
  12. MVG bus route 61
  13. Schiersteiner Bridge open - ferry service and additional trains over the Rhine are no longer necessary. In: FAZ Rhein-Main. April 21, 2015, accessed April 2, 2018 .