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Coordinates: 50°01′25″N 07°47′09″E / 50.02361°N 7.78583°E / 50.02361; 7.78583Coordinates: 50°01′25″N 07°47′09″E / 50.02361°N 7.78583°E / 50.02361; 7.78583

Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Municipal assoc.
 • Mayor Gerhard Leinberger
 • Total 8.72 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 576
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55413
Dialling codes 06743
Vehicle registration MZ

Oberheimbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

The inhabitants of this small place are known colloquially as Uhlen.



Oberheimbach lies between Koblenz and Bad Kreuznach in the valley of the Heimbach. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rhein-Nahe, whose seat is in Bingen am Rhein, although that town is not within its bounds. Since 2003, Oberdiebach has been part of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site.


In 983, Oberheimbach had its first documentary mention.


Municipal council

The council is made up of 13 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

2004 7 5 12 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Economy and infrastructure


Biggest winegrowing centres
in the growing region
Ranking among all
winegrowing centres
by vineyard area
Vineyards under
Grape varieties
White Red
ha  %
Middle Rhine
  445 85.3 14.7
Boppard 265 64 86.9 13.1
Oberheimbach 279 59 89.7 10.3

Oberheimbach is characterized by winegrowing, and with 59 ha of vineyards under cultivation, it is the biggest winegrowing centre on the Middle Rhine after Boppard (64 ha).


Bundesstraße 9, which links Mainz with Koblenz, lies northeast of the municipality, roughly 2 km away. The Rheinböllen interchange on the Autobahn A 61 lies roughly 15 km away. The nearest railway station is in Niederheimbach on the Mainz-Koblenz line.


External links

  • Municipality’s official webpage (German)

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