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Essenheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Essenheim lies in Rhenish Hesse southwest of Mainz. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Nieder-Olm, whose seat is in the like-named town.
The council is made up of 21 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:
(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale sable and Or two lions combattant, the dexter of the second armed, langued and crowned gules, the sinister with double tail of the third armed and langued azure.
The Essenheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) was once held in late August, but since 2007, it has been held on the second weekend in September.
Essenheim also celebrates a canons’ festival (Domherrnfest). Besides selected wines, the street and courtyard festival offers a great many culinary highlights with background music by various artists.
Essenheim is characterized by winegrowing and fruitgrowing.The municipality lies right near the Autobahn A 63 with its Nieder-Olm interchange (4).
A Deutsche Bahn railway station is to be found in the neighbouring town of Nieder-Olm.
Two city bus routes run right through Essenheim, routes 71 and 650, both towards either Stadecken or the main railway station in Mainz.