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Coat of arms of the local community Meddersheim
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Coordinates: 49 ° 47 '  N , 7 ° 37'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Bad Kreuznach
Association municipality : Nahe-Glan
Height : 160 m above sea level NHN
Area : 13.14 km 2
Residents: 1304 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 99 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55566
Area code : 06751
License plate : KH
Community key : 07 1 33 064
Association administration address: Marktplatz 11
55566 Bad Sobernheim
Website :
Mayoress : Renate Weingarth-Schenk ( CDU )
Location of the local community Meddersheim 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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Meddersheim photographed from the south

Meddersheim is a municipality in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Nahe-Glan .


Meddersheim is located in the Nahe valley between Idar-Oberstein and Bad Kreuznach , the North Palatinate Bergland begins south of the village .

Meddersheim also includes the Lohmühle, Schliffgesmühle and Am Meisenheimer path residential areas as well as the "Felke-Kurhaus Menschel" (Englischer Hof).


Meddersheim was already settled in Celtic and Roman times. Various finds of the remains of a Roman estate on the Römerstrasse, extensive foundations and an ancient water pipe bear witness to this.

The village of Meddersheim belonged to the Archbishops of Mainz until the 13th century, after which it passed into the possession of the Wildgraves on the Kyrburg , in this hand it remained until the Revolutionary Wars at the end of the 18th century. Several lords always shared the feudal and tithe rights. The French took over the French administrative structures on the left bank of the Rhine in 1798 , Meddersheim became the seat of a Mairie in the canton Meisenheim , which belonged to the Saardepartement and included the communities Meddersheim, Kirschroth and Staudernheim . Real division was introduced under Napoleon at the latest . This led to the fragmentation of the farms and in many cases to the impoverishment of small and micro-farmers. After the end of French rule (1814), Meddersheim was assigned to the Meisenheim Oberamt in 1816 and became the seat of a high school. Thus Meddersheim with the Oberamt Meisenheim had become the exclave of Hessen-Homburg .

1869, the area came to Prussia , Meddersheim now belonged to the circle Meisenheim in Koblenz in the Rhine Province . In 1919 the mayor offices of Meddersheim and Merxheim were merged. In 1940 the Office Meddersheim (name since 1927) was assigned to the Office Sobernheim, from which in 1969 it became the Verbandsgemeinde Sobernheim.

The remains of a brick distillery could be seen in the Lehmkaut until the 1960s. Field bricks were burned here on site. Pottery was made in the former pottery of Andreas Gottfried until 1968.

The flax that was grown extensively here in the poorer soils of the Schiffelheiden was roasted in a large flax kiln , presumably organized by a cooperative. There were larger fire vaults in the area of ​​the Brechkaut and the break holes. At the end there was the hot air shaft of approx. 2 × 3 m, on which the flax was roasted in order to then break it and pant.

The former shepherds' houses of the herding community no longer exist since the 1950s. At times there were five mills and one pig fattening in the Meddersheim area. There was a quarry on the Ilsberg. The red clay slate sandstones were used until around the end of the 18th century. Then yellow-gray quarry sandstone from surrounding villages was used.

During the Reformation, the inhabitants of Meddersheim became Protestant under the rule of that time. During the renovation of the Evangelical Martinskirche in 1964, the baroque fence around the altar was removed. The church was used simultaneously for generations . The fence door was locked during the Catholic mass. Some epitaphs, a ceiling-high sacrament shrine in the Gothic choir and a silent organ with the cycle of pictures on the gallery testify to the prosperity of this wine, farming and craft village.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 754
1835 ~ 800
1871 868
1905 745
1939 718
1950 845
year Residents
1961 744
1970 747
1987 1,163
1997 1.311
2005 1,388
2019 1,304


Municipal council

The local council in Meddersheim consists of 16 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairwoman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FWG UWG total
2019 3 3 7th 3 16 seats
2014 3 4th 6th 3 16 seats
2009 3 3 5 5 16 seats
2004 3 2 7th 4th 16 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Community Meddersheim e. V.
  • UWG = Independent Voting Association Meddersheim e. V.


Renate Weingarth-Schenk (CDU) is the local mayor. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, she was confirmed in her office with 63.32% of the votes.

coat of arms

Meddersheim coat of arms
Blazon : “In blue on a silver horse, the gold nimbly, red clad St. Martin, who with a silver sword assigns the red cloak to the beggar sitting on the ground; in the left upper corner a golden label with a red, blue crowned lion head inside. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The Martinsszene comes from an old court seal. The lion refers to the Salm-Kyrburg line of the Wild and Rhine Counts .

Culture and sights

Cultural and natural monuments


Meddersheim belongs to the Nahe wine region . Meddersheim is known far beyond the borders of the district for its wine festival . The local winemakers offer their wines on the last weekend in August on the village square. There the festival traditionally begins with the tapping and free serving of wine from the Meddersheim wine barrel by the incumbent mayor. In addition, the local clubs provide guests with non-alcoholic drinks and food. This festival draws hundreds of people to the wine village every year.

Honorary citizen

Web links

Commons : Meddersheim  - 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 (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 17 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Meddersheim. Retrieved September 21, 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 Bad Sobernheim, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved September 21, 2019 .