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Coat of arms of the local community Hargesheim
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Coordinates: 49 ° 52 '  N , 7 ° 50'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Bad Kreuznach
Association municipality : Rudesheim
Height : 145 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.58 km 2
Residents: 2911 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1128 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55595
Area code : 0671
License plate : KH
Community key : 07 1 33 040
Association administration address: Nahestrasse 63
55593 Rüdesheim
Website : www.hargesheim.de
Local Mayor : Haiko Green (BfH)
Location of the local community Hargesheim in the Bad Kreuznach district
Bad Kreuznach Kirn Biebelsheim Pfaffen-Schwabenheim Pleitersheim Volxheim Hackenheim Frei-Laubersheim Neu-Bamberg Fürfeld Tiefenthal (Rheinhessen) Traisen (Nahe) Norheim Altenbamberg Hochstätten Feilbingert Hallgarten (Pfalz) Niederhausen (Nahe) Oberhausen an der Nahe Duchroth Bad Sobernheim Auen (Hunsrück) Bärweiler Daubach (Hunsrück) Ippenschied Kirschroth Langenthal (Hunsrück) Lauschied Martinstein Meddersheim Merxheim (Nahe) Bad Sobernheim Monzingen Nußbaum Odernheim am Glan Rehbach (bei Sobernheim) Seesbach Staudernheim Weiler bei Monzingen Winterburg Bretzenheim Dorsheim Guldental Langenlonsheim Laubenheim Rümmelsheim Windesheim Daxweiler Dörrebach Eckenroth Roth (bei Stromberg) Schöneberg (Hunsrück) Schweppenhausen Seibersbach Stromberg (Hunsrück) Waldlaubersheim Warmsroth Kirn Bärenbach (bei Idar-Oberstein) Becherbach bei Kirn Brauweiler (Rheinland-Pfalz) Bruschied Hahnenbach Heimweiler Heinzenberg (bei Kirn) Hennweiler Hochstetten-Dhaun Horbach (bei Simmertal) Kellenbach Königsau Limbach (bei Kirn) Meckenbach (bei Kirn) Oberhausen bei Kirn Otzweiler Schneppenbach Schwarzerden Simmertal Weitersborn Abtweiler Becherbach (Pfalz) Breitenheim Callbach Desloch Hundsbach Jeckenbach Lettweiler Löllbach Meisenheim Raumbach Rehborn Reiffelbach Schmittweiler Schweinschied Allenfeld Argenschwang Bockenau Boos (Nahe) Braunweiler Burgsponheim Dalberg (bei Bad Kreuznach) Gebroth Gutenberg (bei Bad Kreuznach) Hargesheim Hergenfeld Hüffelsheim Mandel (Gemeinde) Münchwald Oberstreit Roxheim Rüdesheim (Nahe) Schloßböckelheim Sankt Katharinen (bei Bad Kreuznach) Sommerloch (bei Bad Kreuznach) Spabrücken Spall Sponheim Waldböckelheim Wallhausen (bei Bad Kreuznach) Weinsheim (bei Bad Kreuznach) Winterbach (Soonwald) Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Hessen Landkreis Alzey-Worms Landkreis Kusel Donnersbergkreismap
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Hargesheim is a municipality in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Rüdesheim and is the largest municipality in terms of population.


Geographical location

Hargesheim is located on the Graefenbach in a side valley of the Nahe . Bad Kreuznach is 5 km away . Thus Hargesheim is located on the border between Rheinhessen and the Hunsrück . A large part of the area is built on (48 ha), only a very small part is used for forestry. The remaining area is used for agriculture and viticulture.

The Baumdicker Mühle residential area also belongs to Hargesheim .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Roxheim , Guldental , Gutenberg and the city of Bad Kreuznach in the Bad Kreuznach district .


Thanks to archaeological finds, Hargesheim can demonstrably be classified in the series of populated areas of the Neolithic Age (approx. 5000 BC) in the Nahe area.

Hargesheim was formed since 600 as a suburb of the original and old town of Roxheim. Around the year 1100 the place came to the county of Sponheim .

Hargesheim was first mentioned in 1158 in a property register of the Rupertsberg Monastery . When the county of Sponheim was divided, Hargesheim became part of the front county of Sponheim-Kreuznach in 1232.

Residents of Hargesheim were 1400 expatriates of the city of Kreuznach. That means: The city granted them protection and exempted them from the gate toll, but demanded manual and clamping services for the construction of the city wall. After many inheritance disputes in the Sponheim family, Hargesheim came to the Oberamt Kreuznach in 1601, based on the Kauzenburg .

The Hargesheim Chapel, Sankt Valentin, was destroyed by fire in 1622. From 1707 Hargesheim and Kreuznach belonged to the Electoral Palatinate area . Construction of the Catholic Church began in 1730 and the Protestant Church in 1731. Both churches form a double church, which is separated by a wall. The part to the right of the entrance is used by the Catholic community, the left by the Evangelical. In 1969/73, due to the influx of many Catholics, the St. Bernhard Church was built. Since then the catholic part has been used as a singing hall. The (ev.) Organ was the first work of the company Gebr. Oberlinger Orgelbau from nearby Windesheim .

In 1799, Hargesheim belonged to the Mairie Mandel and from 1801 to 1814 to the French Department de Rhin-et-Moselle . After the collapse of the rule of Napoleon Hargesheim 1815 fell to the Kingdom of Prussia and came through the reorganization of the district Kreuznach in Koblenz .

From 1895 to 1936, Hargesheim owned a train station on the narrow-gauge railway line Bad Kreuznach – Wallhausen . Omnibuses and a truck replaced their traffic. In 1912 the place received a water pipe and in 1913 electricity.

During an air raid on the village in 1945, five houses were destroyed, several houses were damaged and human lives were lost. On March 17, 1945, the first American tank rolled through the village.

Population development

The development of the population of Hargesheim, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

Population development of Hargesheim from 1788 to 2017 according to the table below
year Residents
1788 168
1815 212
1835 440
1871 574
1900 840 1
1905 892
1939 886
year Residents
1950 946
1961 1,219
1970 1,909
1987 2,443
2003 2,947
2008 2,854
2017 2,899
1 477 Evangelicals, 354 Roman Catholics and 9 Jewish


Municipal council

The municipal council in Hargesheim consists of 20 council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FDP FWG BfH total
2019 4th 5 - 4th 7th 20 seats
2014 5 7th - 4th 4th 20 seats
2009 6th 7th - 4th 3 20 seats
2004 7th 6th 3 4th - 20 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Community Hargesheim e. V.
  • BfH = Citizens for Hargesheim e. V.


The local mayor is Haiko Grün (BfH). In the runoff election on June 16, 2019, he prevailed against the previous incumbent Werner Schwan (CDU) with a share of 58.50% of the vote.

coat of arms

The municipal coat of arms shows in the upper right quarter the dignitary staff of St. Bernhard and the overflowing cup from the history of the army soul , as well as the blue and gold checkerboard pattern of the Counts of Sponheim .

Parish partnership

A partnership with the municipality of Oetz in Tyrol has existed since 1986 .


The community has a Catholic and a Protestant church community.


  • Hargesheim primary school
  • Alfred-Delp-Schule Hargesheim (cooperative comprehensive school, i.e. separate school branches, which also have a gymnasium upper level, the Mainz study level )
  • day care center

See also


Web links

Commons : Hargesheim  - 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 (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 16 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Hargesheim. Retrieved September 15, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Rüdesheim, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved September 15, 2019 .