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Wackernheim Overview

The municipality lies west of Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide) in a side valley of the Rhine between the Rabenkopf nature reserve, Layenhof and the Mainzer Berg (mountain). Wackernheim belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Heidesheim am Rhein, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.

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The municipality’s biggest sport club is Turn- und Sportverein 1862 Wackernheim e. V.. It has more than 800 members in the departments football, gymnastics, table tennis, taekwondo and leisure sports. The sport club’s hall is also used for other cultural events.

Another big club is the Carneval Club Wackernheim, founded in 1949. MGV 1888 Wackernheim (men’s singing club) is a steadfast part of the municipality’s cultural life. The traditional mixed choir folded at the end of 2006. The choir Haste Töne?! inspires with well known rock and pop pieces and stands out through innovative events in the framework of the Wackernheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb), among others. The choirmaster is Matthias Heucher. Since mid 2006, there has also been the children’s choir Haste Tönchen?! under Kirsten Grünenpütt’s leadership.

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More about the History of Wackernheim

In 754, Wackernheim had its first documentary mention.

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

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