Albig is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in Rhenish Hesse in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Albig
Coat of arms of Albig
Coat of arms
Location of Albig within Alzey-Worms district
Albig in AZ.svg
Albig is located in Germany
Albig
Albig
Albig is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Albig
Albig
Coordinates: 49°46′N 8°7′E / 49.767°N 8.117°E / 49.767; 8.117Coordinates: 49°46′N 8°7′E / 49.767°N 8.117°E / 49.767; 8.117
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAlzey-Worms
Municipal assoc.Alzey-Land
Government
 • MayorWilfried Best
Area
 • Total10.24 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Elevation
216 m (709 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,606
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
55234
Dialling codes06731
Vehicle registrationAZ
Websitewww.alzey-land.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The municipality lies in Rhenish Hesse and belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Alzey-Land, whose seat is in Alzey.

HistoryEdit

Traces of New Stone Age (Spiral Ceramic) and Iron Age settlers, believed to be Celts, have been found in Albig. Some finds, such as fibulae, rings and vessels from a La Tène-era grave, are displayed in the Landesmuseum Mainz. On a hill near Albig, the foundations of a Roman villa rustica were unearthed, and because it was mistakenly believed that they were a mediaeval castle ruin, they were named Schloss Hammerstein, “Schloss” being a German word for castle.

Albig had its first documentary mention in 767 in a document donating a vineyard to Lorsch Abbey.

Since 1975 there has been a partnership with the French municipality of Signy-l'Abbaye in the department of Ardennes.

PoliticsEdit

MayorEdit

Albig's current mayor is Wilfried Best.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

The municipality's arms might be described thus: Per fess, sable a demi-lion rampant Or armed, langued and crowned gules, and argent the letter A of the third.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Winegrowing is an important part of local economic life.

TransportEdit

Within municipal limits lies the Autobahnkreuz Alzey, an Autobahn interchange. The nearest access to the two Autobahnen in question, though, is a good two to three kilometres away. These are Biebelnheim for the A 63 and Bornheim for the A 61.

In the municipality is a stop for Alzey–Mainz and BingenAlzeyWorms (Rheinhessenbahn) Regionalbahn trains.

Culture and sightseeingEdit

Regular eventsEdit

Albig holds a Wine and Sunflower Festival on the second-last weekend in July. There is also a kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) on the second Sunday in September.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
  2. ^ Gemeide Albig