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Finthen coat of arms
Mainz coat of arms
district of Mainz
Location of Finthen in Mainz
Coordinates 49 ° 59 '10 "  N , 8 ° 10' 30"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 59 '10 "  N , 8 ° 10' 30"  E.
height 185  m above sea level NHN
surface 11.061 km²
Residents 14,415 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 1303 inhabitants / km²
Proportion of foreigners 15.4% (Dec. 31, 2019)
Incorporation Jun 7, 1969
Post Code 55126
prefix 06131

Administration address
Poststrasse 42-44
55126 Mainz
Mayor Manfred Mahle ( SPD )
Allocation of seats (local advisory board)
4th 3 3 1 1 1
Transport links
tram MVG Mainz line 50, 51
bus MVG Mainz lines 56, 58, 71, 78, 91

Finthen is a district of the Rhineland-Palatinate state capital Mainz .

It is the westernmost district in the city. Since Finthen was incorporated in 1969 as part of the regional reform, the townscape has changed continuously from a rural place to a residential district. The designation of large new building areas (Katzenberg - Römerquelle - Königsborn) caused the population to rise from around 7,000 in 1969 to around 14,000 in 2019. In agriculture, the cultivation of special crops predominates. The place is known beyond its borders, in particular for the “Finther asparagus”.

Mainz-Finthen, panoramic view from Hesseler-Berg, 2007

Neighboring districts and municipalities

Entrance from the direction of Gonsenheim

The following municipalities or districts of Mainz border in a clockwise direction on Finthen:

in the north Budenheim , east Mainz-Gonsenheim , in the southeast of Mainz-Drais , south Ober-Olm , southwest Essenheim , in the west of Ingelheim district Wackernheim and in the northwest which also belongs to Ingelheim Heidenheim on the Rhine .


Glass picture of Archbishop Ruthard in Mainz Cathedral

Today's Mainz-Finthen is first mentioned in a document as a found in 1092 . The Archbishop of Mainz Ruthard gave the Mainz canons various possessions and income, including Finthen. The place itself is much older, but the archaeological evidence is based on occasional and surface finds, systematic excavations are missing. Nevertheless, the following picture can be drawn.

As early as the Neolithic Age , from 4500 BC Traces of settlement of different Stone Age cultures in the district, with a focus on the upper Aubach valley. In the Bronze Age the focus of the settlement seems to shift to the upper valley of the Königsborn, only to change the location again in favor of the Aubach valley in the Celtic Iron Age . With the beginning of the Roman occupation , the Celts disappeared from the archaeological map of Finthen. It is unclear whether it was destroyed in Caesar's Gallic War or whether it settled in Germania on the right bank of the Rhine .

Under Emperor Augustus , the Rhine front was opened around 13 BC. BC expanded as a Roman imperial border. Today's Finther district was traversed by a Roman trunk road, the route of which from Mainz to Bingen is still traceable today in the area of ​​Saarstrasse / Landstrasse 419 and Kurmainzstrasse and Flugplatzstrasse. In the 1st century a temple was built in the area of ​​the Katzenberg, which was dedicated to Mercurius and Rosmerta . A Roman vicus did not develop, the settlement structure consisted of widely spaced individual farmsteads, so-called villae rusticae , again or even in continuity with the Celtic settlement with a focus on the upper Aubach valley. But traces of Roman farms were also found in today's local area, for example in Bierothstrasse and Mühltalstrasse. A branch of the Roman aqueduct led from the Königsborn to Mogontiacum (Mainz).

When and how the Roman presence in Finthen ended and the Frankish conquest began is archaeologically incomprehensible. There is some evidence that a continuous transition took place around the middle of the 5th century. The population of the Roman cultural area ( Romanes ) seems to have merged over generations into the immigrant Franconian population. As evidence, the handing down of the Roman area designation (fontanetum), and the evolving from local name can fundene apply. As an additional indication of continuous settlement, the fact that a Merovingian aristocratic mansion with a burial ground (Mühltalstraße / Am Keltenlager) was built in the immediate vicinity of a Roman villa rustica , or that today's town center developed in the area of ​​a second villa rustica. The latter can only be proven indirectly through the discovery of two sarcophagi in 1969 in Bierothstrasse. The early medieval era of Finthen has been little researched except for the burial ground away from the center of the village. Due to the relatively low occupancy and some grave goods, it is assigned to a Franconian aristocratic court. This could be in continuity with the Roman villa rustica, whose graves were found in the immediate vicinity on Mühltalstraße.

When the actual place Finthen, as it exists today, came about is for the time being in the dark. It can only be assumed that, parallel to the Franconian Adelshof, a second settlement developed in the area around today's church of St. Martin, which became Finthen's nucleus. Whether the choice of location is related to a villa rustica, the graves of which were found in Bierothstrasse, has not been archaeologically proven, but it is obvious. At the latest in Carolingian times, the place should have established itself at its current location. Due to some later documents and the mention of the Königsborn or the Königsstraße, it can be assumed that the Finther district was an imperial property .

Over the centuries this imperial property came into the possession of the Archbishops of Mainz . In 1092 it was finally given to the canons. As a result, the cathedral provost gained local rule , which he formally exercised until the secularization of 1803.

With the formation of the territorial states, Finthen became part of Kurmainz . In 1797 Finthen came to France as a result of the First Coalition War . The now French municipality was in the canton of Niederolm , which together with 37 other cantons formed the Donnersberg department .

After the collapse of French rule on the Rhine in 1813/14 and the reorganization of the German states ( Congress of Vienna ), Finthen was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Hesse in 1816 with large parts of the former Kurmainzer areas . The newly created province was officially named Rheinhessen in 1818 . In 1939, the Finther forest was cleared to build the Mainz-Finthen airfield . Finthen stayed in Hesse until the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945.

After the Potsdam Conference in August 1945, Finthen was in the French zone of occupation from which the state of Rhineland-Palatinate emerged in 1946 . In 1949, Rhineland-Palatinate became part of the newly formed Federal Republic of Germany.

The independent community of Finthen was in the Mainz district . On June 7, 1969, following the implementation of the “4th State Law on Administrative Simplification in the State of Rhineland-Palatinate "was compulsorily incorporated into Mainz. From Finthen Mainz in the district was Mainz-Finthen . Finthen has been administered by a mayor since then; the actual decisions are made in the city council of Mainz .

On November 16 and 17, 1980 Pope John Paul II celebrated Holy Mass with around 200,000 believers as part of his first major pastoral visit to Germany at the Finther US Army Airfield.

On September 7, 1991, one of the most popular rock concerts of all time in Germany took place at the US Army Airfield. Approx. 180,000 spectators were counted at the concert of the Monsters of Rock Tour with AC / DC , Metallica , Mötley Crüe , Queensrÿche and The Black Crowes .


The local council elected in 2019 represents the interests of the local district towards the city of Mainz and consists of 13 members. Despite the losses, the CDU remains the strongest party with four seats (compared to five seats after the 2014 elections; for details on the current distribution of seats, see info box).

The mayor of Finthen has been Manfred Mahle (SPD) since 2019. He replaced Herbert Schäfer (CDU), who had previously been in office since 1994, and who no longer ran for election in 2019.

coat of arms


The Finther coat of arms before the reform and today

In a shield divided into red and white, a horseshoe in confusing colors.

History and meaning

The coat of arms appears for the first time in a court seal from 1756. The exact meaning of the coat of arms is unknown and can only be interpreted. The horseshoe should be seen as an agricultural symbol. It is synonymous with the horse, the farmers' most important workhorse. In other municipal coats of arms, the horseshoe refers directly to the existing horse breeding, to a blacksmith or to iron mining. Such a specific reference cannot be made in Finthen. The current coat of arms dates from 1965 and resulted from a coat of arms reform. Until 1965, the community of Finthen kept a silver horseshoe on a red background. The colors of the coat of arms seem to be influenced by the Mainz colors and the colors of the cathedral chapter , namely white and red, and thus indicate the close historical connection.


Around the church and the center of the village

The neo-Romanesque, Catholic parish church of St. Martin with an older tower from the south

Catholic Church of St. Martin

In 1852–1854 the nave of the church was built as a three-nave pillar basilica in neo-Romanesque style in place of an older, Gothic / Baroque predecessor building. Only the tower, which was square in plan, remained. The lower floors are late Gothic , in the old bell room a tracery window with the inscription is dated 1519. There is no clear information about its exact age; in a commemorative publication from 1948, Carolingian style features in the lower part of the tower are addressed, but not explained in more detail. Only the typical location of the church on a small hill towering over the town indicates that it was founded in Franconia . On the southern outer wall of the tower is a high stone cross from the 18th century, which originally formed a crucifixion group with depictions of Mary and John as a mural . Originally it was probably a cemetery cross.

In fact, a Finther pastor Starkrad is not mentioned until 1318; it can be assumed that at that time there was a smaller, Romanesque predecessor building. This church was either remodeled in the Gothic style or replaced by a new Gothic building. During the Thirty Years' War the church was badly damaged and apparently rebuilt in baroque style using the existing substance . In 1700 the church received a baroque choir. In 1852 the decision was made to build a larger new building made of stone masonry at the same location, which was inaugurated on September 7, 1854. In 1910 the tower was extended with a bell house in the neo-Gothic style . Since then, the church has presented itself almost unchanged in its current appearance.

The interior of the nave has a boarded flat ceiling over beams. The upper aisle of the central nave is structured by arched friezes and pilaster strips , the side aisles by blind arcades . Via a three-part arcature located west gallery with organ . The former crypt is now used as a boiler room. In the northern part is the sacristy , in the southern part there is a Lady Chapel with a separate entrance. The original painting of the choir (1854–56) by August Gustav Lasinsky has been heavily modified today, but is still preserved. On the other hand, the painting of the nave , made in 1894 in the style of the Nazarenes , fell victim to a renovation in 1963. There are valuable late Gothic and Baroque sculptures in the church.

Finthen Monastery from 1851

The courtyard of the monastery from 1851

Shortly after taking office as Bishop of Mainz , Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler founded the monastery in Finthen.

Please refer

The war memorial from 1875 next to the side portal of the Catholic Church of St. Martin

War memorial from 1875

In 1875 a memorial was erected for those who fell in the war of 1870/71 . The inscription reads: "In memory / of the / victorious campaign / 1870 - 1871 / years / brave warriors / the / grateful residents / 1875". Originally, the monument stood further south on the street. As part of the construction of a court of honor for the fallen of World War I in 1939, the war memorial was moved further north in order to have a clear view of the new memorial from the center of the village. Since then it has been offset to the side near the side portal of the Catholic Church of St. Martin. The monument is a red sandstone obelisk with a truncated base and a pedestal with gables. On the front there is the inscription and relief decoration consisting of trophies and an iron cross. The names of the fallen are drawn on the sides and back.

The memorial for the fallen of the First and Second World Wars

War memorial for the fallen of the First and Second World Wars

In 1939, during the National Socialist era , the memorial for the fallen soldiers of the First World War was built based on designs by the sculptor Peter Dienstdorf, Wiesbaden. It was designed as a courtyard of honor. The originally single, 12-meter-high stele made of shell limestone blocks is crowned by a golden iron cross. On the front is the head of a soldier, above the inscription:


On the side of the consoles there are two larger-than-life, almost fully plastic hero figures with swords or torches. The stele was formerly framed on three sides by a quarry stone wall, with the rear wall being slightly higher. There are four plaques on it with the names of the fallen. In order to be able to correctly set the monument in the spirit of the rulers at the time, all buildings and structures that obstructed the line of sight had to give way. Two buildings blocking the view were therefore torn down. A Lourdes grotto , which originally stood at the height of the church tower, had to give way, as did the war memorial from 1875. The courtyard is Finthen's only public building from the Nazi era.

In 1960 the stele was supplemented by a concrete ring on six concrete pillars, each pillar symbolizing a year of war. On this "wreath" is the inscription:


The western (left) side wall was raised, the eastern (right) removed. At its former end point there is a pillar on which a bronze plaque with a cross and the following inscription is attached:

MEMORIAL / OF / THE / DEAD / AND / MISSING / OF / 2nd WORLD / WAR / 1939-1945

The changes in the 1960s changed the original character of the facility considerably.

The former first school house in Finthen, on the right the old town hall

Former school house

The former schoolhouse , today Kirchgasse 2, was built towards the end of the 18th century as a simple, two-story baroque building with a hipped roof. The exact date of its creation is not known, but the first teacher in Finthen is mentioned in 1771. It can be assumed that the building of the school is related to this. In the First World War, Russian prisoners were housed in the building. That is why it is still popularly known today as the "Russehaus". The house later lost its original function and was sold together with the old town hall to private individuals who thoroughly renovated it.

Old Town Hall

The old, baroque town hall of Finthens in 2003

The old town hall is essentially the oldest building in Finthen from the 15th and 16th centuries. It is roughly in the middle of Poststrasse and divided Finthen into Oberdorf and Unterdorf. The building originally protruded further into the street, as can still be seen from the thick, protruding walls. The front wall also has no connection to the side walls. Originally the building served as a court hall in the 17th century, the lower part was designed as an arch hall. This was walled up in 1854. The resulting rooms served as a syringe house and poor apartment. The first floor was used as a classroom until the 1950s. Since 1899 the building has also housed the grand ducal mayor's office . In 1927 the administration needed more space and moved to what was then the new town hall at today's Poststrasse 69. The old town hall lost its original function and fell into disrepair until it was even supposed to be demolished in 1969. However, private individuals bought it together with the former, neighboring school and renovated it. The arches were exposed again. The former inner courtyard was roofed over in 1970 and now serves as a savings bank. The two-storey baroque building with a half -hipped roof originally had a roof turret , which disappeared in 1806 as part of a renovation.

The street view of the former noble court
The courtyard view of the former aristocratic court

Former Adelshof

In 1697 the Auxiliary Bishop Johann Edmund Gedult von Jungsfeld from Mainz acquired an imperial estate from Count Rudolph von Stadion in Finthen. This included stables, a barn and a 1 hectare garden in which there was a pond with an island and a pond house. Originally, the property belonged to Hugo Lerch of Dirmstein that it in the same year to the novitiate of the Jesuits sold and this had shortly thereafter sold to the Count of the stadium.

In 1719/20, Gedult von Jungsfeld had a new manor house built on the site of the old residential building . This originally two-storey building contained the typical baroque style elements of the time, a crooked hip roof, drilled window frames and a profiled sandstone structure. The baroque portal facing the courtyard is still preserved today and is crowned by the coat of arms of the auxiliary bishop and the Latin building inscription.

The translation is: For the family. Edmund von Jungsfeld, titular bishop of Mallos, auxiliary bishop in Mainz, doctor of theology, dean of the St. Peterstift, the Liebfrauenstift zu den Staffeln and the Heiligkreuzstift built (this house) in 1719.

The auxiliary bishop died on August 31, 1727 and was buried in the choir of the Liebfrauenkirche . The house, garden and land initially remained in the family's possession, but were then sold. In 1808 an owner Rehm is known, then a Freiherr von Sturmfeder and in 1818 Matthias Reichert. He built an inn with a dance hall in the former aristocratic residence, not to be confused with the later hall in the garden area. In 1830, the municipality finally acquired the area, but only kept the built-up part of the property. The residential building was converted into a school building with teachers' apartments. The barn and stable also remained in the community's possession, while the fields and the large garden were sold.

It should only be mentioned briefly at this point that the garden changed hands several times, but remained as such until 1899. Then Philipp Friedrich Veit acquired the site, built a hall (Jungsfeldscher Garten) that existed until 1974 and parceled out the site, which was subsequently built on.

In 1868 the barn of the former farm burned down. The second Finther syringe house was built in its place, which in 1885 had to give way to the new building for the boys' school - later used as a post office and now (as of October 2011) as a residential building. The former Jungefeldsche house was extended at the same time and only used for teachers' apartments, but how long is currently unknown. Although the second floor was visually aligned with the existing floors, the house lost its originally harmonious proportions, especially due to the new, flatter roof.

With the incorporation of Finthens in 1969, the municipal property passed to the city of Mainz, including the house at Poststrasse 48, which was now used as a tenement house. This usage continues to this day.

Due to the continuous use and the former Adelshof was preserved, albeit structurally changed. Together with the “Old Town Hall” opposite and the Church of St. Martin, the local historical gem dominates the center of the village.

In and around Finthen

The Villa Class with the tree of life

Villa Class

The Villa Claß, a three-sided detached house in Prunkgasse, was originally built in 1850. By 1900 the house was by Heinrich Class increased and a bay window , and a no longer existing Altan added of wood. The north gable facade shows a restored Art Nouveau painting , consisting of the tree of life, the sun and half-timbering , above the former area of ​​the arbor, the access door of which can still be seen .

The Mainz lawyer Claß, after whom the villa was named, was chairman of the Pan-German Association , which, in connection with anti-republican and anti-Semitic agitation, called for the establishment of a “national dictatorship”.


The Hessendenkmal erected in 1858 commemorates the siege of Mainz. See also Hessendenkmal Finthen .

see also: List of cultural monuments in Mainz-Finthen

Springs and streams


Finthen's former abundance of water is already evident in the place name, which, according to linguistic studies, is derived from the vulgar Latin term “fundanetum” (source area, area of ​​sources). This situation has changed considerably due to the diverse effects of humans. Sources were taken as early as Roman times and used to supply Mainz via an aqueduct probably beginning at the Königsborn . At the same time, the overexploitation of the forest began with the associated disadvantages for the water cycle . This process continued over the following centuries, the Finther district is now almost completely free of forest, the water table has sunk. The sewerage and straightening of streams, the discharge of sewage, the setting of the springs to wells and the surface sealing accelerated the process. As a result, the abundance of water that was once named is hardly visible today, the spring discharges are receding, and some streams are dry. Attempts are made to control the accelerated runoff of rainwater with retention basins .

The source horizon and the sources

Finthen is located on the northern foothills of the Rheinhessen hill country on the northern edge of a smaller plateau. The rainwater seeps away on this until it hits water-impermeable layers and emerges at their break-off edges. This spring horizon is almost continuously the same height of approx. 175 meters above sea ​​level . The most famous source of the horizon, the Karlsquelle, is located in the neighboring Heidesheim district and served to supply the Ingelheim imperial palace . The spring at the so-called seven ponds follows. In the Finther district the Bernhardsborn, the Königsborn, the source of the Königsbornbach, the source of the Kirchborn, the Ferkelborn and the Straßenborn belong to the source horizon. Ferkelborn and Straßenborn are no longer visible.

The streams

Originally there were three brooks, the Königsbornbach, the Kirchborn and the Aubach. There are also so-called wild ditches in the upper and lower reaches of the Aubach. In the area of ​​the three brooks there are traces of prehistoric and early historical settlement.

The Kirchborn

The Kirchborn, originally the shortest of the three Finther brooks at 700 meters, has almost completely disappeared from the townscape. Only the sparsely flowing spring north of the old cemetery at the Catholic Church and part of the upper course are in a place that is not accessible to the public. Originally it flowed north, outside the town center in a slightly north-easterly direction, crossed Borngasse, Kühweg (today Waldthausenstrasse) and flowed into Aubach in the area of ​​today's intersection of Poststrasse / Gonsenheimer Landstrasse / Aubachstrasse /. At the point where it crossed Borngasse, it was expanded into a horse washing facility, which also served as a fire water pond . With the installation of the Finther train station in 1892, today the final stop of tram line 51, initially only the part of the stream crossing the railway systems was canalized. In the 1960s, with the construction of the “Am Kirchborn” road, which follows its course, the stream was completely piped and fed into the sewage system.

The Königsbornbach

The name Königsborn is a synonym for an entire area and is used both for a residential area, a historical settlement area, a spring and the stream of the same name. The following explanations refer to the brook.

The Königsbornbach rises far outside the historic town center, about 700 m as the crow flies northwest of the Catholic Church. In a length of about 1.1 km it flows in a slightly north-easterly direction similar to the Kirchborn and flows about 120 m almost west of the former Jungefeldschen Mühle, then canning factory, today Fontana Clinic, into the Aubach, which starts from the Gonsenheim district of Mühlbach or . Gonsbach is called and flows into the Rhine near Mombach . Analogous to Kirchborn, the Königsborn crosses Borngasse, Waldthausenstraße (formerly Kühweg) and also tram line 51. The course of the stream is largely left natural or renatured . In its lower reaches, in front of the confluence with the Aubach, there was an extensive, partly swampy wetland area , which today is only indicated by an artificially created pond . The source and the upper reaches of the stream are in the area of ​​private allotment gardens or in the area of ​​private land and are not accessible to the public. The lower reaches, on the other hand, and the adjacent green spaces are used for local recreation. Historically, the Königsborn and thus also the brook is viewed as the starting point for the Roman aqueduct to Mainz. At the point where the stream once crossed the Kühweg, there was a mill for the extraction of starch, from which the brewery on Königsborn later emerged.

The Aubach

The Aubach is the largest Finther Bach, which has undergone the most changes after the Kirchborn. The historical source of the Aubach is not exactly defined. Originally it was fed from two inlets. A nameless inflow originated south of the former Finther forest or west of the former Layenhof estate , today a desert , and after a short distance it flowed into the flood ditch in the area of ​​today's rain retention basin. This had its origin in the Ober-Olmer Forest. The flood ditch is called Aubach on today's city maps. Based on this, it is four kilometers long to the union with the Königsborn. In fact, the entire upper course of the stream lies dry almost all year round and is only flooded when there is heavy rainfall. Only in the area of ​​the parcels “Große Born” and “Kurz Borngewann” are contained springs introduced into the Aubach, whereby the brook continuously carries water from this section. This reduces the length of the stream to 2.1 km. In the area of ​​the community center, a second captured source is introduced, the origin of which is no longer known. In view of the historical situation, it is likely to be the former Straßenborn. The Aubach is largely canalised or piped. Only a small part has been renatured. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the stream was partly routed through the village. While the Aubach flowed westward outside the historic town center, a canal was branched off in the area of ​​the “Kurz Born” parcel and led through the town on the western side of today's Poststraße to today's Waldthausenstraße. There the canal turned to the north-west to be fed into the Kirchborn. The openly flowing water should have served mainly to feed the livestock until Finthen got its own waterworks in 1900 and made the canal superfluous. To supply a mill, a mill ditch was branched off approximately opposite the current confluence of the Thuringians in Gonsenheimer Strasse. From this junction, the Aubach is referred to as Wildgraben on older maps.

The mill had different names depending on the owner, the most famous being the Jungefeld and Simonsmühle. The water was passed through to the Königs- or upper Aumühle, which is already in the Gonsenheim district, and from there back into the stream, which is called Mühlbach or Gonsbach at this point. At the confluence of the Königsborn and Aubach and Wildgraben rivers, the area was very humid and partly swampy. The Wildgraben gave its name to the Wildgraben Bridge on the A 60. Today, there is a retention basin there to regulate the water masses that quickly accumulate during heavy rainfall, which is only partially successful. At the outlet of the basin, the stream has dug unnaturally deep into the earth and spread.


Primary school Mainz-Finthen

  • Peter Härtling School

Free Waldorf School




  • Ev. Finthen / Drais church, rectory I, Huttenstrasse 1
  • Ev. Finthen / Drais church, rectory II, Merkurweg 5


Mainz-Finthen has had a civil airfield for small aircraft since 1993 , which was created in 1937 as an air base for the Luftwaffe next to Layenhof . During the occupation, the air base came first to the French, then to the Americans, who expanded the area into the Finthen Airfield. With the withdrawal of US troops, the airfield became available for civil use.

View of part of the tarmac at the airport in Mainz Finthen, 2007

Mainz-Finthen is connected to the A 60 , formerly B 9 and city motorway, also known as Mainzer Ring , with a junction.

With several bus and tram lines operated by MVG , Finthen is also well connected to the city center of Mainz and other parts of the city. Mainz city center can be reached in 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the line.

The Route de Charlemagne , laid out in the 19th century, leads in a straight line to Bingen.


  • ad fontes - arts and crafts in Finthen
  • Workers Singing Association "Freedom" Mainz-Finthen 1900 eV
  • Farmers' Association Finthen 1947
  • German Red Cross Local Association Mainz-Finthen eV 1933
  • German Scouting Association Sankt Georg (DPSG) Stamm Bruder-Franz Mainz-Finthen
  • The Finther Schoppesänger 1947 eV
  • Die Finthlinge eV 2001
  • DJK Sportverein Rot-Weiß Mainz-Finthen ( table tennis women's team in the 2nd Bundesliga in the late 1980s )
  • Carnival and Customs Association Finther-Freiherrn and Freifrauen 1992 eV
  • Finther Carneval Association 1947 eV
  • Finther Reservists 1969 eV
  • Flying Circus eV
  • Finthen volunteer fire department
  • Trade and Traffic Association Mainz-Finthen eV
  • HILFT - Help is life for thousands eV
  • HCC “Die Leit” Carnevalsverein Heinerquelle Finthen
  • Home and History Association Finthen 1991 eV
  • Catholic church choir St. Martin 1892
  • Catholic church music Cäcilia 1919
  • Catholic tent camp St. Martin Mainz-Finthen
  • KKSV Kunst-Kraft-Sportverein 1954 eV Mainz-Finthen
  • Rural women's association Mainz-Finthen 1986
  • Aviation Association Mainz 1911/51 eV
  • Motor-Sport-Club 1967 Mainz Finthen
  • Friends of Nature Mainz-Finthen 1923 eV
  • Oldtimer Segelflug Club Mainz eV
  • Cyclist Association 1905 Finthen eV
  • Purebred poultry and bird breeding association eV
  • Riding and driving club
  • Reservist fellowship Finthen
  • Rwanda partnership Mainz-Finthen eV
  • German Shepherd Association 1963
  • Nicer Finthen eV
  • Singers' Association 1856 eV Mainz-Finthen
  • Tennis club Römerquelle 1977 Mainz-Finthen eV
  • Tourist club Wanderlust 1920 Finthen eV
  • Traditional band
  • TV 1872 Mainz-Finthen eV
  • Association ring Mainz-Finthen 1950
  • VfL Fontana Finthen eV
  • Karate Dojo Mainz-Finthen

Festivals, events, traditions

  • Finther Curb (always on the second weekend in September)
  • Finther Carnival parade , "Zug der Finther joie de vivre", has always been on Shrove Sunday since 1954, in the meantime it has developed into the largest parade in Mainz. For example, more than 60,000 visitors saw the 55th move in 2009.
  • Advent market around St. Martin, every Saturday before the first Advent


Honorary citizen

Sons and daughters of the place

Personalities who have worked here

See also


  • Ronald Knöchlein: Finthen-Fontanetum - The archaeological sources. (= Archaeological site studies. Volume 8). Verlag Philipp von Zabern , Mainz 2006, ISBN 3-8053-3645-4 .
  • Walter Kost: The parish church of St. Martin in Mainz Finthen. Attempt at a description. Catholic Parish Office St. Martin, Mainz-Finthen 1994.
  • Ministry of Culture, Youth, Family and Women (ed.): Monument topography Federal Republic of Germany, cultural monuments in Rhineland-Palatinate, Volume 2.3, City of Mainz - suburbs. Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Worms 1997.
  • Karl Preller, Phil Hermann Schreiber: From Finthen's history, village and parish - Festschrift for the silver jubilee of the priest of the Rev. Pastor Philipp Heinrich Lambert. Printing house Lud. Joh.Wil, Finthen near Mainz 1948.
  • Claus Wolff: The districts of Mainz. Emons Verlag, Cologne 2004, ISBN 3-89705-361-6 .

Web links

Commons : Mainz-Finthen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Residents in Mainz by district on December 31, 2019 - (PDF)
  2. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 152 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  3. ^ Finther mayor Herbert Schäfer celebrates his 70th birthday on Sunday , Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz
  4. ^ Dieter Krienke: Monument topography Federal Republic of Germany. Monuments in Rhineland-Palatinate 2.3 = City of Mainz. Suburbs with supplements to Volume 2.1 and Volume 2.2 . Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Worms 1997. ISBN 978-3-88462-140-0 , p. 64.
  5. Finthen absolutely wants a motorway connection to the Römerquelle
  6. ^ DJK Sportverein Rot-Weiß Mainz-Finthen
  7. Biography of Ludwig Andreas Veit (1879–1939)