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Coat of arms of the local community Sprendlingen
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Coordinates: 49 ° 52 '  N , 7 ° 59'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mainz-Bingen
Association municipality : Sprendlingen-Gensingen
Height : 110 m above sea level NHN
Area : 13.02 km 2
Residents: 4225 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 325 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55576
Area code : 06701
License plate : MZ , BIN
Community key : 07 3 39 056
Association administration address: Elisabethenstrasse 1
55576 Sprendlingen
Website : www.sprendlingen.de
Local Mayor : Manfred Bucher ( Alliance 90 / The Greens )
Location of the local community Sprendlingen in the Mainz-Bingen district
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Town hall and market square during the fair
Evangelical parish church: Michaeliskirche on the market square
Catholic Parish Church of St. Michael
Replica of an optical telegraph on the Napoleonshöhe near Sprendlingen (Rheinhessen)

Sprendlingen ( Rheinhessen , listen ? / I ) is a municipality in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate . The municipality is the administrative seat of the Verbandsgemeinde Sprendlingen-Gensingen , to which it also belongs. Sprendlingen is designated as a basic center according to state planning . Audio file / audio sample

Geographical location

Sprendlingen is located in Rheinhessen approx. 10 kilometers east-northeast of Bad Kreuznach am Wiesbach . The Rhineland-Palatinate state capital Mainz is about 25 kilometers as the crow flies northeast of the municipality.

Neighboring communities are Badenheim , Pfaffen-Schwabenheim , Zotzenheim , St. Johann and Gau-Bickelheim .


The first mention of Sprendlingen comes from a tradition of the Lorsch monastery in 767. King Charles the Bald donated the village to the monastery monastery of St. Gertrude at Nivelle in Brabant. In later times the place came into the possession of the County of Sponheim . In 1707 Sprendlingen was owned by Baden and formed a margravial Baden office .

At the end of the 18th century, Sprendlingen was conquered by the French. There was temporarily the French headquarters. B. Ibersheim had to deliver 600 servings of bread at 2½ pounds. From 1813 to 1814 there was a telegraph station of the optical telegraph line Metz-Mainz on the northern municipality border on the Zotzenheimer Horn , an offshoot of the Napoleonshöhe, by means of which messages between Mainz , the capital of the then Département du Mont-Tonnerre on the Donnersberg , and Metz and from there to Paris. In 2014, a tower ( Napoleon Tower ) was built, which is intended as a "technical history monument" to commemorate the beginnings of communications over long distances.


Municipal council

The municipal council in Sprendlingen 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 GREEN BL total
2019 6th 7th 4th 3 20 seats
2014 6th 8th 3 3 20 seats
2009 5 9 2 4th 20 seats
2004 5 10 1 4th 20 seats
  • BL = Citizen List Sprendlingen e. V.


In the local elections on May 26, 2019, Manfred Bucher, who has been in office since 2014, was confirmed as mayor directly with 59.52 percent of the votes in the first ballot .


Sprendlingen has partnerships with Genlis and Longecourt-en-Plaine in France, both of which are east of Dijon in Burgundy .


The Wißberghalle , a culture and sports hall, has existed since 2004 . Two carnival clubs and two theater groups are active in the village.


There is a local history museum, located in an old half-timbered house, and the old town hall on the market square. The Gertrudenviertel still houses many older buildings. At the upper end of Zimmergasse is the former synagogue, which is now used as a cultural center and clubhouse for the Sprendlingen brass orchestra. The Via Vinea, an adventure trail through the vineyards, is maintained by the Sprendlingen farmers and winegrowers' association.


The Evangelical Lutheran and Catholic parishes have the same namesake, their parish churches are called Michaeliskirche and St. Michael.

Natural monuments

The Steinberg (also called Napoleonshöhe) is one of the sites in Rheinhessen with about ten million year old mammal remains from the Dinotherien sands of the Ur-Rhine . The term Dinotheriensande is based on the fact that these deposits often contain teeth and bone fragments of the proboscis Dinotherium .


In Sprendlingen there are several sports clubs, including the successful handball club HSG Zotzenheim / St.-Johann / Sprendlingen, TSG Sprendlingen 1861, the Sprendlingen tennis club, the Sprendlingen karate dojo and the Sprendlingen darts club. The range of sporting activities includes a stadium, several sports halls, a tennis park, an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor riding arena and signposted hiking trails through the region.


There is a wind band and a men's choir.

Economy and Infrastructure

Sprendlingen is characterized by viticulture , has a good retail infrastructure as a central community and has several industrial employers such as the Eura Mobil mobile home plant or the construction service provider KH Gaul.



Sprendlingen is on the Rheinhessenbahn Bingen - Alzey - Worms . Regional trains of the DB Regio Mitte stop at Sprendlingen (Rheinhessen) train station today every hour . The then disused Sprendlingen – Fürfeld railway branched off from 1888 to 1973 . From 1912 to 1953, Sprendlingen was on the narrow-gauge overland tram Bad Kreuznach – St. Johann . Omnibuses replaced their traffic.


Sprendlingen is located directly on the B 50 Bingen-Gau-Bickelheim. The A 61 crosses the municipality; the nearest junction is Gau-Bickelheim. Sprendlingen is served by the RNN bus routes 650 and 657 , which provide a direct connection to Mainz.


There is a municipal kindergarten in Sprendlingen as well as a Catholic and Protestant kindergarten. There is a primary school and an integrated comprehensive school in Sprendlingen, both of which also offer all-day care. There is also the Elisabeth School, a special needs school with all-day care. There is also a well-equipped, modern library on the IGS site, the Sprendlingen-Gensingen library. It has two equal locations, the second is in Gensingen in the House of Culture.


  • Wilhelm Flegler (1848–1935), philologist
  • Jakob Bach (1868–1941), teacher and member of the state parliament
  • Karl Schnell (1916–2008), General and State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense
  • Hans Broßmann (1923–1997), winery owner and politician (FDP), member of the state parliament
  • Edgar Diehl (* 1950), painter, artist, author and curator

See also


Web links

Commons : Sprendlingen  - 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. ^ Adolf Trieb: Ibersheim am Rhein, 1911, p. 122.
  4. Napoleon's Tower ( Memento from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  5. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: City and municipal council elections 2019. Accessed on August 4, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: Individual elections 2019. Accessed on August 4, 2019 .
  7. Heimatmuseum Sprendlingen ( memorial from October 26, 2007 in the Internet Archive )