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Coordinates: 49 ° 38 '  N , 8 ° 13'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Alzey-Worms
Association municipality : Monsheim
Height : 143 m above sea level NHN
Area : 9.61 km 2
Residents: 2575 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 268 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 67590
Area code : 06243
License plate : AZ
Community key : 07 3 31 048
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Alzeyer Strasse 15
67590 Monsheim
Website :
Local Mayor : Kevin Zakostelny ( SPD )
Location of the local community of Monsheim in the Alzey-Worms district
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Monsheim is a municipality in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the Verbandsgemeinde Monsheim , to which it also belongs. Monsheim is designated as a basic center according to state planning .


Monsheim is located on the Pfrimm in southern Wonnegau in Rheinhessen . Worms is about 10 kilometers east of Monsheim, and the community borders on the Pfeddersheim district of Worms .

The community includes the districts of Monsheim and Kriegsheim .

The district of Monsheim also includes the Rüstermühle and Rehhof residential areas ; to the district of Kriegsheim the residential area Wiesenmühle.



The Pfrim valley is one of the old populated landscapes. There are also numerous archaeological sites from the Monsheim district. The finds from Hinkelstein corridor are significant . In 1866 a grave field was discovered here while clearing a field to create a vineyard. There originally stood a menhir about two meters high , popularly known as the "Monsheimer menhir " and today it is kept in Monsheim's castle courtyard. The finds were examined by the Mainz prehistorian Ludwig Lindenschmit (1809-1893) and described in 1868. The Worms doctor and prehistorian Karl Koehl (1847–1929) suggested the term menhir type for the finds from Monsheim in 1898 - today the expression menhir group is common. This Neolithic culture existed from around 4900 to 4800 BC. BC. The Hinkelstein group was widespread mainly in parts of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse.


The first written mention of the place can be found in the Lorsch Codex with the donation of Erlwin and Rugang on November 18, 773 over three wineries, a riding court and an acre of land in what was then Munnesheim . This is one of a total of six donations (No. 1208–1213) to Lorsch Abbey .

The first Rheinhessische Kulturtag took place on September 24th and 25th, 1960 in Monsheim. A memorial plaque was unveiled on the castle tower with a reference to the two Monsheim castle lords, Hans Christoph Freiherr von Gagern and his son Heinrich Freiherr von Gagern.

Today's parish was created on June 7, 1969 by rebuilding from the parishes of Kriegsheim and Monsheim.


In Monsheim there are parishes of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau , the Roman Catholic Church ( Diocese of Mainz ) and the Mennonites . According to the 2011 census , 53.4% ​​of the residents of Monsheim were Protestant, 23.6% Catholic and 23% belonged to another or no religious community.

The two Protestant churches in the community of Monsheim are the Church of St. George (first mentioned in 766) and the church in Kriegsheim (first mentioned in 1309). In Kriegsheim there is also a Catholic church (built in 1864, renovated in 2004), whose parish is looked after by the pastor in Pfeddersheim .

There is also a Mennonite church (built in 1820, renovated in 2007) in Monsheim. The history of the Mennonite community goes back to the Anabaptist community in Kriegsheim, which already existed during the Reformation. For 1601 66 people are named. Part of the community joined the Quakers , who were also active on site, in 1657 , and they were among the first German settlers in Germantown , Pennsylvania . In 1681 52 people are named, 41 are counted in 1773. In 1818 it is the first Mennonite congregation in southern Germany to employ a trained theologian as a preacher. In 2013 the congregation had 95 members; Children are not included in this number because the Mennonites do not baptize people until they have been able to make their own creed.


Municipal council

Monsheim Palace, main building

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

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU Green FWG total
2019 11 - - 9 20th
2014 6th 3 - 7th 16
2009 7th 3 - 10 20th
2004 8th 2 - 10 20th
1999 8th 1 - 11 20th
1994 7th 1 1 7th 16
1989 7th 1 - 7th 15th
  • FWG = Free Voter Group Monsheim e. V.

Local mayor

  • 1949–1974 00Johann "Jean" Scherner (1949–1969 mayor of Monsheim, from 1969 first joint mayor of Monsheim and Kriegsheim)
  • 1974–1994 00Gerd Heinz Schilling (FWG)
  • 1994–2019 00Michael Röhrenbeck (FWG)
  • since 2019 0000Kevin Zakostelny (SPD)

In the local elections on May 26, 2019, Kevin Zakostelny was elected with 55.48% of the vote and is the successor to Michael Röhrenbeck, who had not run for office after 25 years.

coat of arms

Monsheim palace courtyard, menhir
Monsheim coat of arms
Blazon : "In a divided shield above in red a golden cross, below in blue a red-armored silver eagle."
Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms goes back to a court seal from 1590.

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments

  • The castle is said to have been built by Ludwig II of Dalberg , Lord of Wachenheim and Monsheim (around 1535–1572), and was redesigned in the 17th century.
  • In the castle courtyard is the "Monsheimer Hinkelstein" , a probably Neolithic menhir .

See also: List of cultural monuments in Monsheim

Economy and Infrastructure


railway station

Bundesstrasse 271 and Bundesstrasse 47 cross in Monsheim . The Monsheim train station is located on the Rheinhessen track of Bingen am Rhein by Worms . In addition, in Monsheim starting Zellertal train to Langmeil , on the summer excursion trains to Hochspeyer drive, and the Palatine Northern Railway to Neustadt on the Wine Route . On weekends and on bank holidays in summer, trips with the Alsace Express to Wissembourg are possible. The 921 bus to Kirchheimbolanden also begins in Monsheim .


The Heinrich von Gagern primary school has also been in operation as an all-day school since 2005.



Web links

Commons : Monsheim  - 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: My village, my city. Retrieved July 3, 2019 .
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 134 (PDF; 3 MB).
  4. Georg Friedrich Obenauer: First Rheinhessischer Kulturtag, in: Heimatjahrbuch des Landkreis Worms, Der Wonnegau 1962, p. 145.
  5. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 172 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  6. 2011 census
  7. ^ Walter Fellmann: Monsheim . In: Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
  8. Mennonite Yearbook 113 (2014), p. 184.
  9. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  10. Dr. Paul Michel: Chronicle of Monsheim - history of a Rheinhessen village . Ed .: Dr. Paul Michel. Monsheim 1981, p. 131 .
  11. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Monsheim, Verbandsgemeinde, sixth result line. Retrieved September 12, 2019 .
  12. ^ Johannes Bollinger: 100 families of the eunuches of Worms and the lords of Dalberg . Bollinger, Worms-Herrnsheim 1989. Without ISBN, p. 47.
  13. ^ "La Roche noble lord von Starkenfels, Friedrich Georg Philipp Freiherr von". Hessian biography. In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).