Odernheim-am-Glan

Odernheim am Glan

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Odernheim am Glan
Odernheim am Glan

Coordinates: 49°45′55.48″N 7°42′17.28″E / 49.7654111°N 7.7048000°E / 49.7654111; 7.7048000Coordinates: 49°45′55.48″N 7°42′17.28″E / 49.7654111°N 7.7048000°E / 49.7654111; 7.7048000

Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District
Municipal assoc.
Government
 • Mayor Achim Schick (CDU)
Area
 • Total 13.26 km2 (5.12 sq mi)
Elevation 141 m (463 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,690
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55571
Dialling codes 06755
Vehicle registration KH
Website www.odernheim.de

Odernheim am Glan is a municipality in the district of Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany. It is a village of 1,900 people. The physical setting of Odernheim is quite picturesque. It is situated on the river Glan amid rolling hills and vineyards. Nearby towns Bad Sobernheim (2.5 miles/4 km), and Meisenheim (3.8 miles/6 km). The nearest city is Mainz (18.6 miles/30 km), which is also the capital (Landeshauptstadt) of Rhineland-Palatinate.

History

Odernheim first appears in the historical record around AD 976. Thus, the village can rightly claim to be over 1,000 years old.

Most notably, Odernheim is home to the medieval monastery of Disibodenberg. The site is named after St. Disibod, who resided there in the 7th century. From 1106 to 1147, Disibodenberg was home to the famous nun Hildegard von Bingen. It was at Disibodenberg that Hildegard composed her most famous theological work, Scivias, or "Know the Ways of the Lord." Hildegard left Disibodenberg in 1147 to establish two convents in the vicinity of Bingen on the Rhine.

Politics

The current mayor of Odernheim is Achim Schick.

Economy

One of the main industries in Odernheim is wine production. There are five wineries within the village limits: Weingut + Straußwirtschaft H.Grossarth, Weingut von Racknitz [former Gutshof des Klosters Disibodenberg], Weingut Klostermühle, Weingut Schick and Weingut Willi Hofmann.


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