Ingelheim am Rhein

Ingelheim am Rhein
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Coat of arms of Ingelheim am Rhein
Coat of arms
Location of Ingelheim am Rhein within Mainz-Bingen district
Ingelheim am Rhein in MZ.svg
Ingelheim am Rhein is located in Germany
Ingelheim am Rhein
Ingelheim am Rhein
Ingelheim am Rhein is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Ingelheim am Rhein
Ingelheim am Rhein
Coordinates: 49°58′29″N 8°3′23″E / 49°58′29″N 8°3′23″E / 49.97472; 8.05639(2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total25,010
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55218
Dialling codes06132
06130-Großwinternheim
06725-Sporkenheim
www.ingelheim.de
Ingelheim, 2009
Coloured engraving of Ingelheim, Matthäus Merian, 1645

Ingelheim, officially Ingelheim am Rhein (English: Ingelheim upon Rhine), is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany. The town sprawls along the Rhine's west bank. It has been Mainz-Bingen's district seat since 1996.

From the later half of the 8th century, the Ingelheim Imperial Palace, which served emperors and kings as a lodging and a ruling seat until the 11th century, was to be found here.

Etymology

The typically Rhenish-Hessian placename ending —heim might well go back to Frankish times, that is to say, likely as far back as the 5th or 6th century. Settlements or estates then took their lords’ names and were given this suffix, which means "home" in German. The name is recorded in later documents as Ingilinhaim, Ingilinheim (782), Ingilenhaim, Engelheim, Hengilonheim, Engilonheim (822), Engilinheim (826), Hingilinheim (855), Ingilunheim (874), Ingulinheim (889), Ingelesheim (891), Ingelenheim (940), Anglia sedes (1051), Ingilheim and Ingelnheim (1286), among other forms.

Since 1269, a distinction has been made between Nieder-Ingelheim and Ober-Ingelheim (Lower and Upper Ingelheim)

Panorama of Ingelheim