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Coordinates: 49 ° 47 '  N , 8 ° 17'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mainz-Bingen
Association municipality : Rhine-Selz
Height : 190 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.83 km 2
Residents: 280 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 73 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 67587
Area code : 06733
License plate : MZ , BIN
Community key : 07 3 39 066
Association administration address: Sant 'Ambrogio-Ring 33
55276 Oppenheim
Website :
Local Mayor : Thomas Bischmann
Location of the local community Wintersheim in the Mainz-Bingen district
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Wintersheim is a municipality in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Rhein-Selz community , which has its administrative headquarters in the city of Oppenheim .


8th century

Wintersheim was first mentioned in 766 in the Lorsch Codex . On June 17, 766 a Hairdin gave the Lorsch monastery a vineyard with a yield of 4 ohms (160 liters) of wine. Numerous other donations to the monastery followed over the next few years, including vineyards. Viticulture must therefore have played an important role in the Wintersheim area in the 8th century.

15th to 18th century

Landgrave Hesso von Leiningen-Dagsburg died in 1467 . His property fell to his sister Margarethe von Leiningen-Westerburg . Her brothers von Leiningen-Hartenburg raised violent resistance to this. Margarethe had to call the Elector Friedrich I of the Palatinate for help. She promised the Palatinate half of the disputed 19 villages for his successful support in a partition agreement from 1471. After Margaret's death, her son Reinhard I von Leiningen sold some of the villages in question to Elector Philip the Upright in 1481 . Wintersheim, which had thus become Palatinate, was among the villages sold. In 1589, Wintersheim received court and village regulations ( Weistum ). It is located in the Hessian State Archives in Darmstadt in the “Weistümer” collection under number 118. During the coalition wars, the French revolutionary troops made their first incursion. The end of the Electoral Palatinate rule comes after 1796. Wintersheim is assigned to the canton of Oppenheim .

19th century

Wintersheim, Eimsheim and Dolgesheim are combined as the lowest French administrative unit in 1801 and receive a common Mairie (mayor's office). With the passing of the German Federal Act , Wintersheim comes to the Grand Duchy of Hesse with the 3rd Province, later referred to as the Province of Rheinhessen . Samuel Dettweiler becomes the first mayor of Wintersheim in 1836. The savings and loan fund Dorn-Dürkheim-Wintersheim was founded in 1872. The consumer association was founded in 1873, and in 1875 the choral society "Unity" was founded.

20th century

  • 1906 Construction of the water pipe and the Wintersheim elevated reservoir
  • 1913 Connection to the power supply
  • 1926 founding of the gymnastics club
  • 1954–1958 land consolidation
  • 1972 Assignment to the Guntersblum Association
  • 1976 Wintersheim gets its own village community center
  • 1988 Canal and road construction
  • 1989 renovation of the town hall (built in 1829)

From 1972 to 2014 Wintersheim belonged to the Guntersblum community and since July 1, 2014 to the Rhein-Selz community .


Municipal council

The municipal council in Wintersheim consists of six council members who were elected by a majority vote in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

Local mayor

The previous mayor Thomas Bischmann was confirmed in his office on May 26, 2019 with 73.48% of the votes.

coat of arms

The coat of arms shows four diagonally crossed silver windmill blades in blue.

Culture and sights

Residential tower in the Dätwyl winery
Birthplace of Christian Dettweiler, pioneer of German goat breeding
Badge on the house

A former late medieval residential tower made of quarry stone masonry dates from the 15th century; in the 18th century it was rebuilt and given a mansard roof. The associated cellar dates from 1754. The ensemble is located in the Dätwyl winery and is still used today for the local bar.

The former castle estate of the Barons von Frayss is a four-sided courtyard . The core of the manor house under the mansard hipped roof dates from 1618 (portal); in the first half of the 18th century it was remodeled in a baroque style. A walled garden follows.

A courtyard, which includes a small house with shield gables around 1600 including ancillary buildings, is located at Seilenbachgasse 2. The town hall is located in a former school from 1829. It is a late classical plastered building with ridge turrets. Rheinhessische Weingewölbe , d. H. A cattle shed arched over columns from the mid-19th century can be found at Eimsheimer Straße 11.

The Evangelical Church was built from 1896 to 1897 by August Ermel, Worms. It is a neo-Gothic hall building made of house stones with a three-sided end and hipped roof with ridge turrets.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Wintersheim

Regular events

  • The Wintersheim Wine Hiking Day is now an integral part of the Kerwe in September.
  • Expert tours of the winemakers are offered.


Sons and daughters of the church

Persons in connection with Wintersheim

Web links

Commons : Wintersheim  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Minst, Karl Josef [trans.]: Lorscher Codex (Volume 3), Certificate 975, June 17, 766 - Reg. 58. In: Heidelberger historical stocks - digital. Heidelberg University Library, p. 69 , accessed on April 4, 2016 .
  3. List of places for the Lorsch Codex, Wintersheim , Archivum Laureshamense - digital, Heidelberg University Library.
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved July 30, 2019 .
  5. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, individual results. Retrieved July 30, 2019 .