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Coordinates: 49 ° 57 '  N , 8 ° 1'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mainz-Bingen
Association municipality : Gau-Algesheim
Height : 121 m above sea level NHN
Area : 13.99 km 2
Residents: 6865 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 491 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55435
Area code : 06725
License plate : MZ , BIN
Community key : 07 3 39 019
City structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Hospitalstrasse 22
55435 Gau-Algesheim
Website :
City Mayor : Michael König ( CDU )
Location of the city of Gau-Algesheim in the Mainz-Bingen district
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Plan of Gau-Algesheim Algesheim laid down by Gottfried Mascop
Market square with town hall; in the background Church of St. Cosmas and Damian
Church on the Laurenziberg

Gau-Algesheim is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the association of the same name , to which it also belongs. According to state planning, Gau-Algesheim is designated as a basic center.


Geographical location

Gau-Algesheim is just under three kilometers from the Rhine on the edge of the Mainz-Ingelheimer Rheinebene on the terraces of the Rheinhessischen Westplateau, in whose varied soil structure the "geo-ecological nature trail" on the slope of the Westerberg provides an insight. The Gau-Algesheimer Kopf nature reserve, established in 1980, is located on the eastern border of the city, 240 meters above sea level . The Welzbach flows through the urban area . The Rhineland-Palatinate state capital Mainz is located about 15 kilometers east of Gau-Algesheim.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border Gau-Algesheim, they are named starting in clockwise direction in the north: Ingelheim am Rhein , Appenheim , Ockenheim and Bingen .

City structure

Gau-Algesheim consists of the districts

  • Gau-Algesheim and
  • Laurenziberg, a 240 m high hamlet with approx. 200 inhabitants and the Laurenzikirche, approx. 4 km from the city center.


Prehistory and early history

Several periods of prehistory are represented among the archaeological finds from the district of Gau-Algesheim. The sites and circumstances of the find are different and distributed across the district. For example, when plowing in the “Baummuhl” a deposit of stone tools was uncovered, while tree planting in the “Trappenschießer” a burial site of the urn field culture was found and a wide range of objects and equipment from the La Tène period was discovered during construction work in Ockenheimer Strasse .

The first prehistoric finds from the Roman period are documented in 1947 in the “Berger Hall” district; later the aerial archeology confirms a villa rustica in the Eckelsbachtal between Gau-Algesheim and the Laurenziberg.

Before it was first mentioned in a document in the Lorsch Codex in 766, the Franconian - Merovingian Alagastesheim may have existed for over two centuries. The certificates about Alagastesheim and Bergen ( Laurenziberg ) in the lists of goods of the monasteries Lorsch and Fulda since 766/67 allow conclusions to be drawn about agriculture, cattle breeding, viticulture and fruit growing as well as the prosperity of individual residents.

Middle Ages and Early Modern Times

In Roman times, it was still a borderland, and in the Middle Ages the region developed into a heartland of the Holy Roman Empire .

Gau-Algesheim and the other places in the Binger Land appear visibly in history on June 14, 983, when Emperor Otto II in Verona gave his Arch Chancellor Willigis of Mainz the city of Bingen and the landscape that stretches across the Rhine on this side of the Rhine Selzbach extends as far as Heimbach, on the other side of the Rhine but from the point where the Elzbächlein flows into it to the little village of Caub.

The fact that “one can live well under the crook” has not been true for all time. Often one's own and foreign armies cover the city with the burdens and ravages of war. B. 1248 during the fighting between the troops of Emperor Frederick II and King Wilhelm of Holland , 1553 in the war of the Protestant prince opposition against Emperor Charles V , 1631 when the troops of the Swedish King Gustav Adolf burned the city to a large extent, or 1690 ( War of the Palatinate Succession ), 1733–35 ( War of the Polish Succession ) and 1792 ( War of the First Coalition ).

City charter of February 11, 1355 for the villages of Algensheim and Hoisten ( Höchst am Main )

The two city charter awards, on August 23, 1332 in Nuremberg at the request of the Elector of Mainz Baldwin of Luxembourg by Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria and on February 11, 1355 in Pisa by King Charles IV in favor of Archbishop Gerlach of Nassau , are primarily political -military motivated and should only secondarily promote the security and prosperity of the city dwellers. Nevertheless, the emergence of a weekly market and a wine market as well as the existence of a large number of craftsmen and merchants show that urban life creates supply and demand for regular markets. At the same time, the numerous valid certificates and the mention of a Jewish tax point to a rather large need for cash and business transactions. After all, for over 400 years, from the 2nd half of the 14th century to the end of the Old Kingdom, the Algesheim office was under the rule of officials, clerks, office cellars and mayors of the Mainz territorial lord.

Under financial pressure, Gau-Algesheim is pledged to the margrave of Baden . He pledged it in 1461, and in 1466 also the villages of Dromersheim , Gau-Bickelheim , Ockenheim , Windesheim , Kempten , Münster and Büdesheim to the financially strong Count Philipp von Katzenelnbogen -Diez. Under him the term "wine from the Gau" is coined. Since Philipp died in 1479 without male descendants, Gau-Algesheim got into the katzenelnbogen succession dispute .

Gau-Algesheim was painfully affected by the sovereign power's willingness to shape, already highlighted in the municipal code of July 15, 1417, as elector Albrecht von Brandenburg in the regional code of January 3, 1527, the efforts for municipal self-administration due to participation of the place at the Rheingau Peasants' War ( Rheingau outrage ) of 1525 put an end and our town Algeßheym from our lands detaches the Ringgaw and leaves it permanently separated. A Rhine route map from 1573 shows Algesheim as a fortified city. In addition, the city view, district plan and village description from the atlas of the cartographer Gottfried Mascop from 1577, the village descriptions from 1590 and 1668 and the police order from 1595 convey impressions of the extent and the limits of the administrative structures of social and economic life as well as self-confidence and Develop stubbornness in the inhabitants of the small agricultural town.

In 1560, the name “Gaue Algeßheym” appears for the first time in a treaty “between the land of the Ringgau and those of Algeßheym of the half frozen Rheinßbeholtzens”.

The Mainz auxiliary bishop Adolph Gottfried Volusius consecrated the restored church to the martyrs St. Cosmas and Damian in 1677.

A log book contains the records of the inheritance matters that were legally regulated in Gau-Algesheim from 1701 to 1733. In detail, there are the names of the members of the court and the clerks as well as the heirs and testators, who was married to whom and which children belonged to whom and what the family relationships were. All assets are listed in detail, such as the existing cash, existing receivables and debts, in the case of household items, for example the number of pillow cases and sheets, hats and coats, cups and plates made of clay and pewter, all furniture and much more. The location of the houses is described, partly with street names, the entire property, subdivided into fields, vineyards, meadows and forests, including the respective district names.

In the last third of the 18th century, the worship of a statue of the Virgin Mary in a saint's house at the salary gate was accompanied by news and rumors of beneficial effects on people who suffered or had suffered from various ailments. The Archbishops and Electors of Mainz at that time, faced with radical changes in society (1776, 1789), vacillate between reaction and elucidated absolutism, which ultimately triggers church reform and new “Policey” laws. These aim z. B. on the abolition of traditional ceremonies, the restriction of processions and pilgrimages ("religious policy regulation"), the abolition of public holidays or the introduction of a new hymn book. In 1788, on behalf of the archbishop's authority, the Mainz theology professor Felix Anton Blau , later one of the leading figures in the Mainz Republic of 1793, examined the “alleged miracles” in his book “Uber die Bilderverehrung with regard to the alleged new Algesheim miracle”. According to Blau, religion or worship consists “of two parts 1. from the knowledge of God and his perfections, 2. from sensations and actions arising therefrom. These two pieces, knowledge in the understanding, sensations in the will, from which deeds arise, must necessarily be together. "Blau concludes his examination with the summary:" From all this it is now evident that one is not yet a real miracle that one is in the picture Algesheim had happened, and how one must be careful not to be misled by the mean calls, which seldom examine, but mostly magnify things. (...) The picture itself is therefore not a miracle picture - if it were, we now know how to organize our worship according to the principles of common sense and our religion. "

French Revolution and 19th Century

From 1798 to 1814, Gau-Algesheim in the canton of Oberingelheim with the entire left bank of the Rhine belonged to the French Republic (1798–1804) and the Napoleonic Empire (1804–1814). In the person of the scientist, engineer and officer Rudolf Eickemeyer , the 1811-1813 and 1814/1815 as mayor , and from 1815 to 1822 as mayor is at the forefront of the city, Gau-Algesheim wins a continuity of personnel from the French to the Hessian time . Eickemeyer is giving the community a modern shape through the reorganization of fire protection , the redevelopment of finances, the structural expansion of the city and the promotion of schools and agriculture. In 2011 the park at the “Old Cemetery” was named “Eickemeyer Park”.

The growing importance of the city finds its expression in the establishment of a notary's office (1809), in the construction of the Ludwigsbahn (Mainz-Bingen) with train station (1859), the establishment of a post office (1861) from which the postal expedition and post office develop, as well as in the first factories of Georg Presser (1862) and the Avenarius brothers (1869).

Republican socio-political convictions that fundamentally question the paternalistic divine right have not taken root after 1815. Nevertheless, there are numerous examples of democratic-republican ideas in testimonies from emigrants and refugees whose relatives and ancestors came from Gau-Algesheim.

In a letter dated February 27, 1849, Jacob Hessel wrote from Manitowoc / Wisconsin to his German relatives who had asked him about his knowledge of the revolution in Europe:

“I and we all are still happy to have left the one earthly valley of misery in which so many hollow-eyed robbers have too much violence and money (...) and so gradually bring poverty and hunger over you. See the love that the tyrants have for the fatherland, killing and burning is their lust and allowing defenseless people to be tortured (...) It is almost incomprehensible that (...) children let themselves be taught and incited against their parents by certain people (...) on the pretext that one must have regents. (...) Finally one prays for those of God's grace who are covered with fornication and all vice. (...)
Above all, I have to remark that you too should contribute your little bit when the hour of liberation strikes. Why can those assassins promise you your human rights when they see that it is about them? Why must the blood of their subjects flow first, why does this not happen in a peaceful, just way. God created fish, birds and all animals and after this was done and man was formed, he gave everything to the latter and made him king. Since there are several people there, a government must of course be there to keep order, but not seven, eight and thirty as in Germany. (...) Do not be infatuated any more, because you see, they are bringing you into the old trap with bad politics and it will look bad for you. Demand your human rights, which God as a kind father gave you, otherwise you will despise his goodness and he will have you punished. If you don't want it to be good, then you need violence, as you do. "

The linguist and literary scholar Heinrich Hattemer (1809–1849), who fled to Switzerland, put it in a speech by a German republican abroad to his compatriots at home in 1849 :

“Fellow citizens! You only have one means of redemption, the means is called a republic! Open your hand to the peoples, the French, your hand to the Italians, your hand to the Hungarians, your hand to the Poles! On! Declare war on princes, peace and brotherly love on the peoples! (...)

Gravestone of the Philippine Deister (1837-1862) from Gau-Algesheim, Campo Santo Teutonico , Rome.

I do not want to repeat to you what has happened under your eyes since the days of March, what you yourself have done and suffered. One thing is certain: only the Republic can grant you what you want! But if you want the thing, why do you hesitate with the name? Whoever desires the core of the nut must break the shell. Do not be put off by people who cannot live without princes and who want to be subjects at all costs. Your honor, your advantage, your peace and security demand the republic! "

- Gau-Algesheim. Historisches Lesebuch, 1999, pp. 74–79.

The traces that the Catholic pastor Peter Koser left in Gau-Algesheim from 1869 to 1890 can be seen to the present day. In the two decades of his tenure, he eliminated the social and cultural deficit of the “agricultural town” compared to the neighboring communities: The “Rheinische Volksbote” , published for the first time by the Reidel printing company in 1869 and edited by Pastor Koser , has been a regionally important mouthpiece for the Catholic Center Party of Hesse for decades . A preparation institute, called "Latin School" or "Aljesemer Hochschul" by the locals , and a children's custody facility , a credit and savings association on a cooperative basis and a farmers' and consumer association, and last but not least the new building of the Catholic parish church of St. Cosmas and Damian (Architect: Max Meckel ) and the founding of a church music in 1888 prove the religious and socio-political commitment of Peter Koser in a time of political and ideological struggles. A street was named after Koser as early as 1894.

The portrait tombstone of Philippine Deister from Gau-Algesheim (1837–1862) has been preserved as a relic of that era on the famous Campo Santo Teutonico in Rome , directly below the dome of St. Peter's Basilica .

20th century

The development of the city, which began in the 19th century, is continued with the opening of the strategic railway line Gau-Algesheim - Bad Münster am Stein - Homburg / Saar (1902), the power station for the chemical factory founded in 1868 by the Avenarius brothers, which has been part of the city since 1909 Electricity is supplied, the new construction of a spacious primary school (1909/1910), the establishment of an agricultural school with an attached household school (since 1920 in the primary school, from 1924 in Ardeck Castle), the construction of the Evangelical Gustav Adolf Church (1927) and the Market hall of the fruit and horticultural association (1929).

On January 7, 1913, Franz Kaiser (* 1891; † 1962), the Wiesbaden astronomer and student of Max Wolf , discovered the small asteroid "1913QO" at the Heidelberg observatory . In 1926 he named it (738) Alagasta after the place of birth of his ancestors on his father's side .

With the DJK sports association founded on the occasion of the Catholic Day in Würzburg in 1920 , the Catholic youth in Gau-Algesheim developed a broad cultural impact: football and handball teams of the DJK, a drum and fanfare corps, a carnival and various youth groups. Under the pressure of National Socialism, these groups are dissolved and their members z. Partly incorporated into the state youth or existing clubs.

The fact that a local group of the “Rhenish People's Association” already existed in the Catholic Gau-Algesheim in 1922 is the result of similar aversions as it is taking shape in a “Los-von-Berlin-Movement” of separatist currents in the former Prussian Rhineland. More than 50 citizens of the city belong to this group: farmers, winemakers, civil servants and master craftsmen. Above all, the exponent of the Gau-Algesheim separatists, the wine merchant Heinrich Schweickert, was exposed to various kinds of stalking and persecution measures after the end of the "Rhenish Republic" in October 1923 until the time of National Socialism . The Gau-Algesheim center members, who were deported to the Osthofen concentration camp in 1933, are also consistently on a “separatist list”, as it was created in the early 1920s and published on April 28, 1933 in a modified form by the “Ingelheimer Zeitung”.

In 1931 Anton Trapp (* 1883; † 1967) became the city's first full-time mayor until he was removed from office in 1933. After a brief membership in the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament, he was appointed district administrator of the Bingen district in November 1947 .

Anna Seghers ' story Agathe Schweigert in the volume " The Power of the Weak " in 1965 poetically depicts the small world of the haberdashery "Agathe Schweigert" and her home town of Algesheim. The slender woman closes her shop one day, leaves the small town behind and embarks on a “great journey” to follow her son Ernst, who belongs to a resistance group and fled from the state police, abroad.

Third Reich

The city's Catholic character was still evident in the Reichstag election of March 5, 1933 . The center asserts itself with 46.6% as the strongest party against the NSDAP with 26.6% ( SPD 16.2%, KPD 6.9%). After the dissolution or the ban of the democratic parties and church associations as well as the " conformity " of the associations, opponents of National Socialism are increasingly isolated and intimidated. In the context of the dispute over the Reich Concordat between the German Reich and the Curia , members of the center, but also two Social Democrats, defamed as "separatists and traitors to the fatherland", were sent to the Osthofen concentration camp . At the end of the war, another 200 dead, murdered and missing persons must be added to the approx. 80 dead and missing from the First World War .

post war period

The festive days in the summer of 1955 commemorate the 600th anniversary of the town's elevation in 1355, the climax and at the same time the conclusion of the phase of reconstruction and restoration of the traditional structures. The road bridge ( B 41 ) over the railway line (1957), the cycling hall (1960), the new Catholic kindergarten (1961) and the expansion of the Albertus Hospital (1962) and the elementary school (1963) changed the face of the city within a few years . The move of the city administration from the town hall on the market square to Ardeck Castle in 1969 heralded the consequences of the administrative reform , the results of which were the administrative region of Rheinhessen-Pfalz (1968), the administrative district of Mainz-Bingen (1969) and the Gau-Algesheim community (1972). as well as new buildings belong to the Schloss-Ardeck-Grundschule (1979), the Schloss-Ardeck-Sporthalle (1981) or the Realschule plus Christian Erbach (2003).

Life in the numerous associations and conviviality are anchored in this historical foundation: in the traditional festivals, the pilgrimage to the Laurenziberg on the Sunday closest to Laurence's day (August 10th), the notch around the day of the Assumption of Mary ( August 15th) August), the festival of young wine on the second weekend in October or the Christmas market on the first Sunday in Advent.


City council

The city ​​council in Gau-Algesheim consists of 22 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary city ​​mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the city council:

choice SPD CDU GREEN FDP total
2019 5 10 6th 1 22 seats
2014 5 12 4th 1 22 seats
2009 6th 12 3 1 22 seats
2004 6th 13 2 1 22 seats

City Mayor since 1816

  • Rudolf Eickemeyer , 1815-1821
  • Quirin Ewen II, 1822-1846
  • Quirin Ewen III, 1847-1874
  • Theobald Ewen, 1875-1880
  • August Kleisinger, 1880–1909
  • Quirin Theobald Hattemer, 1909–1930
  • Anton Trapp , 1931–1933
  • Dr. Wilhelm Diehl, 1933 (acting)
  • Erich Best, 1933–1945
  • Franz-Josef Heinrich, 1945 (acting)
  • Josef Deister, 1945–1946
  • Wilhelm Bischel, 1946–1969
  • Heinrich Hessel, 1969–1974
  • Franz Josef Bischel , 1974–1984
  • Gerhard Görres, 1984–1989
  • Clausfriedrich Hassemer, 1989-2004
  • Dieter Faust (CDU), 2004–2019
  • Michael König (CDU), since 2019

In the local elections on May 26, 2019, Michael König was elected with a share of 62.66% of the votes; the inauguration took place on August 14, 2019.

Town twinning

The series of partnerships began in 1964 - one year after the signing of the Franco-German treaty - with Saulieu / Côte d'Or. After a meeting of the two mayors Wilhelm Bischel and Dr. Marcel Roclore travels a group of Catholic youth to a tent camp in Burgundy . The frequent encounters culminated in 1972 in the sealing of the partnership with the French city in the Morvan. Further partnerships developed parallel to the progressive European integration. The partnership connections to Caprino Veronese in the province of Verona (1984), Redford in Michigan (USA) or to Neudietendorf and Stotternheim in Thuringia (1990), to Bischofsmais / Bavaria (2010) or 2015 to the Bohemian Hořovice (Horschowitz) are always contacts Individuals or groups before the official connections are made. The Society for International Understanding eV, the local partnership association, provided particular impetus. Gau-Algesheim has been awarded the European Prize several times by the Council of Europe for the committed and varied cultivation of partnerships : in 1994 with the European diploma, in 1995 with the flag of honor and in 2007 with the plaque of honor.


Public transport

Gau-Algesheim is on the railway lines in the direction of the Left Rhine Line and has a connection to the Nahe Valley Railway via the Gau Algesheim – Bad Kreuznach railway line . Gau-Algesheim station is a separation station . Several regional train lines to Mainz or Bingen / Idar-Oberstein stop here. In addition, Gau-Algesheim is served by the ORN line 643, which connects the city with Ingelheim, Ober-Hilbersheim and Ockenheim , among others .

Road traffic

On the junction Bingen East or Ingelheim West is motorway A60 to reach.

The city's landmarks are still the ensemble of the Catholic parish church, town hall, town houses and market square, Ardeck Castle, the Graulturm and the Evangelical Church.

In addition to the local educational institutions, there is the Albert-Schweitzer-Schule in the neighborhood with a focus on learning, the Kaiserpfalz-Realschule plus, the Sebastian-Münster-Gymnasium and the Integrated Comprehensive School Kurt Schumacher in Ingelheim am Rhein , and finally the Stefan-George-Gymnasium and the private Hildegardis School in Bingen am Rhein . State vocational schools are maintained by the Mainz-Bingen district in Bingen and Ingelheim.

The Rheinhessisches Fahrradmuseum has been located in Ardeck Castle since 2002 . It is open from Easter to the Festival of Young Wine on the 2nd Sunday of October on all Sundays and public holidays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The new regional water park “Rheinwelle” on the L 419 in the Gau-Algesheim area has been open since the end of 2005 . It is operated jointly by Gau-Algesheim, Ingelheim and Bingen.

Educational institutions

  • Catholic kindergarten St. Nikolaus, all-day care
  • Municipal Castle Ardeck Kindergarten, all-day care, cafeteria
  • Schloss Ardeck elementary school, all-day school on offer, cafeteria
  • Christian Erbach Realschule plus, focus school for integration, all-day school in the form of offers, cafeteria
  • Community College


  • The city museum documents and presents information and exhibits on the history of Gau-Algesheim at two locations: 1. The history room in the town hall barn, 2. Graultur tower, supervised by the Carl Brilmayer Society
  • Rheinhessen bicycle museum in Ardeck Castle
  • Memorial for victims of the Nazi dictatorship, racism and persecution in the Laurenzikirche

sport and freetime

Sports facilities

  • Schloss Ardeck Sports Hall of the Association, Schlossgasse 14
  • RSV 1898 cycling hall, Appenheimer Straße 51
  • Regional swimming pool "Rheinwelle", Binger Strasse / L 419
  • Municipal sports park, Binger Strasse
  • Gym of the TV Eintracht 1880, Appenheimer Straße 5

sports clubs

  • Turnverein “Eintracht” 1880 eV: general gymnastics, competitive gymnastics, gymnastics for all age groups, badminton and volleyball, adventure sports, aikido, Nordic walking, Pilates, QiGong, show dance, step aerobics, taekwondo, hiking, yoga; own gym
  • Cycling club 1898 e. V .: Artistic cycling, cycling, unicycling, cycling, annual folk cycling on the 2nd Sunday in September since 1975, Car & Bike Tour on the 1st Sunday in the summer holidays; own cycling hall, Rheinhessisches Fahrradmuseum
  • Sportvereinigung 1910 eV: soccer, hockey, athletics, dancing, tennis, trend sports, walking and compensatory gymnastics
  • Chess Club 1947 e. V .: with five teams one of the largest and most successful chess clubs in Rheinhessen
  • Athletics Association 1988 e. V .: Popular sports, training, competitions and leisure activities in the youth sector

Other sports clubs

  • Automobilclub 1962 eV in the ADAC
  • United Kegelfreunde 1963 eV
  • Angelsportverein from 1968 eV
  • Albatros Modellfluggruppe 1981 eV
  • Boulefreunde 1997

Biking and hiking trails

  • The geo-ecological nature trail
  • Dreibächeweg
  • Fruit route
  • Circular route Gau-Algesheimer Kopf
  • Raven school circular route
  • Bike tours around Gau-Algesheim


Daughters and sons of the city

  • Peter Bischof (* around 1430; † after 1480), master builder ("instead of murer") and sculptor in Neuhausen and Strasbourg
  • Christian Erbach (* between 1568 and 1573; † 1635), organist and composer
  • Johann Jakob Hauer (* 1751; † 1829), painter from the school of Jacques-Louis David , 1792/93 as captain of the National Guard, commander of the battalion of the "Section des Cordeliers" in Paris
  • Wilhelm Hemmes (* 1840; † 1925), teacher and director of the educational institute for the deaf and dumb and teachers of the deaf and dumb in Bensheim
  • Franz-Josef Hassemer (* 1840; † 1909), German-Italian banker
  • Richard Bieling (* 1888; † 1967), doctor and virologist, former director of the Hygiene Institute at the University of Vienna
  • Heinrich Vogt (* 1890; † 1968), astronomer and theoretical astrophysicist, best known for the Vogt's uniqueness theorem named after him
  • Martin Hassemer (* 1912; † 1985), Federal Railway Director, representative of local poetry and music
  • Franz Josef Bischel (* 1938), politician, 1974–1984 mayor of Gau-Algesheim
  • Winfried Hassemer (* 1940; † 2014), criminal law scholar and former Vice President of the Federal Constitutional Court
  • Karlheinz Bührmann (* 1940), city councilor, CDU parliamentary group leader and city councilor (2001–2011) in Frankfurt am Main
  • Stephan Wald (* 1951), cabaret artist, actor and voice imitator (especially Helmut Kohl )
  • Thomas Feser (* 1965) politician (CDU), Lord Mayor of Bingen since 2012
  • Hilli Hassemer (* 1966), freelance artist with a studio in Düsseldorf
  • Elisabetha (Betti) Mayer, b. Nathan, was the mother of Leopold Mayer , alias Léo Maillet (* 1902; † 1990), a German-Swiss painter and etcher from German-speaking exile, who was first made known in 1994 through an exhibition by Erich Hinkel in Gau-Algesheim.

People in connection with Gau-Algesheim

  • Alfons Molitor (* 1940; † 2011), dialect poet, journalist and carnivalist
  • Volker Hassemer (* 1944), member of the Berlin House of Representatives, Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection and Senator for Cultural Affairs under the Governing Mayors Richard von Weizsäcker and Eberhard Diepgen
  • Tanja Dickenscheid (* 1969), German hockey player and three-time Olympic participant 1992–2000
  • Nina Dulleck (* 1975), illustrator of several children's books by the author Paul Maar
  • Lisa Hattemer (* 1992), German junior champion 2008 and 2010, European champion 2009 and 2010, 2016 world champion in single-art driving

Personalities of the city's history


  • Karl Johann Brilmayer : History of the City of Gau-Algesheim, Verlag Karl Reidel, 1883 urn : nbn: de: 0128-3-4355 ; New edition with additions, Carl Brilmayer Society, Contributions to the History of the Gau-Algesheim Area, Volume 56, 2013
  • Karl Johann Brilmayer : Rheinhessen in the past and present - history of the existing and departed cities, spots, villages, hamlets and farms, monasteries and castles of the province of Rheinhessen with an introduction , Verlag Emil Roth, Mainz, 1905, reprint Würzburg 1985, p. 155 –162, 504 (Gau-Algesheim), 258–262 (Laurenziberg)
  • Anton Philipp Brück : 600 years of the city of Gau-Algesheim: 1355-1955 , Karl Reidel publishing house, Gau-Algesheim 1955
  • Sigrid Schmitt : Rural legal sources from the Electoral Mainz offices of Olm and Algesheim , Geschichtliche Landeskunde Volume 44, Stuttgart 1996
  • City of Gau-Algesheim: Gau-Algesheim. Historical reader , contributions to the history of the Gau-Algesheim area, Volume 41, Ingelheim 1999
  • Ludwig Hellriegel : Judaica. Jews in Gau-Algesheim , Contributions to the history of the Gau-Algesheim area, Volume 22 A, 3rd edition 2008
  • Literature about Gau-Algesheim in the Rhineland-Palatinate state bibliography

See also

Web links

Commons : Gau-Algesheim  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. Our nature reserves in Mainz and the surrounding area - NSG "Gau-Algesheimer Kopf" ( Memento from July 16, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), NABU Mainz and the surrounding area
  4. ^ Helmut Becker, Archäologische Funde, in: Gau-Algesheim. Historisches Lesebuch, 1999, pp. 245-251.
  5. Ronald Knöchlein, Gau-Algesheim. From prehistory to local history, in: Mitteilungsblatt zur Rheinhessischen Landeskunde NF, special issue Gau-Algesheim, 12th year, 2010, pp. 5–21.
  6. Minst, Karl Josef [trans.]: Lorscher Codex (Volume 3), Certificate 1143, November 22nd, 766 - Reg. 95. In: Heidelberg historical stocks - digital. Heidelberg University Library, p. 129 , accessed on January 13, 2018 .
  7. Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Wiesbaden, Best. 3011/1, No. 645 R
  8. Peter Jeschke (edit.) Rural legal sources from the Kurmainzer Rheingau (Geschichtliche Landeskunde, Volume 54, Franz Steiner Verlag Stuttgart, 2003, pp. 223–224 (No. 3.7.38)).
  9. Sigrid Schmitt, Ländliche Rechtsquellen from the Kurmainzische Ämtern Olm and Algesheim, 1996, pp. 104-131; Gau-Algesheim. Historisches Lesebuch, 1999, pp. 26–33, 215–224.
  10. On the history of the parish Gau-Algesheim and the Catholic parish church of St. Cosmas and Damian
  12. ;
  13. Erich Hinkel, Separatism in Gau-Algesheim, Heimatfreunde am Mittelrhein e. V., Bingen 2006
  14. Anna Seghers, "Agathe Schweigert" in: Anna Seghers, Die Kraft der Schwachen, Nine Stories, Structure of Taschenbuch Verlag Berlin, 1994, pp. 7–33
  15. ^ " The great journey of Agathe Schweigert ", TV film, GDR 1972
  16. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  17. ^ Gau-Algesheim. Historical reader, p. 329.
  18. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Gau-Algesheim, Verbandsgemeinde, fourth line of results. Retrieved September 28, 2019 .
  19. Gau-Algesheim has a new mayor , Verlagsgruppe Rhein Main , August 17, 2019
  20. ^ Website of the Schloss Ardeck elementary school
  21. ^ Website of the Christian Erbach Realschule
  22. VHS website
  24. Archive link ( Memento from May 3, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  25. ^ Website of the gymnastics club "Eintracht" 1880 eV
  26. Website of the cycling club
  27. ^ Website of the chess club
  28. Gau-Algesheim geo-ecological educational trail. Retrieved November 30, 2019 .
  29. Dreibächeweg. Retrieved November 30, 2019 .
  30. Fruit route ( Memento from April 21, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  31. Gau-Algesheimer Kopf circular route. Retrieved November 30, 2019 .
  32. Rabenschule circular route. Retrieved November 30, 2019 .
  33. ↑ Bike tours around Gau-Algesheim. (PDF) Retrieved November 30, 2019 .
  34. ^ Gau-Algesheim. Historisches Lesebuch , 1999, pp. 161–167.