Bingen am Rhein Travel Guide

  • On the riverside promenade
    On the riverside promenade
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    View from our table
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Bingen am Rhein Things to Do

  • Basilika St Martin: what lies inside

    Although the church structure has been much changed over the centuries, and although it was severely damaged by Second World War bombing, I was pleased to find that not only were various Medieval artworks on display (I suspect many were stored elsewhere for safekeeping during the war years) but also that some older wall-paintings had been exposed....

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  • Basilika St Martin: the structure...

    I was determined to visit Bingen's Baslika, suspecting that it might hold some historical and architectural interest. It took a while to find it, partly because there was a huge amount of deep-excavation roadworks going on nearby so my streetmap didn't quite fit with the reality and I got a bit lost. But that was ok, because two two tall spires...

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  • Rathausstrasse: what once was.

    What is now called Rathausstrasse was, until the 1800s, called Judenstrasse, the home of most of Bingen's Jewish community.There was a Jewish community in the town from at least the 1100s, a community which continued throughout the Middle Ages. Expelled in the late 1100s and again in the early 1500s, the Jews nevertheless returned although the...

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  • Burg Klopp

    Burg Klopp is on a hill above Bingen's historical centre, with an excellent view of the river and the surrounding countryside. It is very likely that the hill was the site of the Roman fortifications of what was then called 'Bingium'.I didn't go up to the castle itself, I'm afraid. I was determined to find the Basilica and simply had no time. And...

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  • On the opposite bank

    Take just one glance across the river from your walk beside it in Bingen and you won’t fail to notice the huge monument high above the Rhine. This is the Niederwalddenkmal which, like the statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I at Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, stirs mixed emotions among Germans and a degree therefore of controversy. The monument commemorates the...

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  • Statue of Ludwig IV

    This rather imposing statue is of the Grand Duke Ludwig IV, dressed in his artillery uniform. The nearby information plaque explains that he is portrayed by the sculptor, Hans Damman, as the "leader of the Hessian Division that in 1870, at the railroad embankment close to Gravelot, heroically withstood volleys of French grapeshot, the leader at...

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Bingen am Rhein Hotels

  • Hotel Roemerhof

    Am Rupertsberg 10, Bingen am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, 55411, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Alte Bauernschaenke

    Niederwaldstrasse 23, Assmannshausen, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Hesse, 65385, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • NH Bingen

    The exterior doesn't look bad at all. In fact it looks perfectly fine, as the exterior of hotels go....

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Bingen am Rhein Restaurants

  • Lunch by the river

    We were pleased to find a table free in the relatively small indoor section of the Biergarten Ludwig IV Paulaner, as the wind from the river was chilly that day. This was a good choice for lighter meals (though "lighter" is a relative term in German cuisine, which I do like but which can be a little over-filling!) I focused on the options featuring...

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  • Nice and reasonable beer garden at the...

    When our group was in Bingen to catch the KD boat back to Koblenz in May 2015, we were early and had time to stroll along the riverbank. Walking westwards, towards “Museum am Strom” we passed Ludwig IV Paulaner Beergarden and decided that this will be the place where we would have lunch.Yes, in my opinion it was a good decision. The dishes are a...

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  • Relaxing wine and snacks at Rhine River

    When I was here with a friend during Whitsunday 2014, we definitely wanted to eat somewhere at the river, because it was hot and we hoped for a nice breeze and of course the river view. We had passed “Zollamt” already in the morning when we walked to the ferry to Rüdesheim and decided that we would try it out. Now we are both vegetarians, which is...

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Bingen am Rhein Nightlife

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    Bingen Weinfest

    by Bamara Written Sep 5, 2003

    If you care for good wines, easy listening music and festivals than you can choose Bingen for a night during the "Weinfest" in September each year.

    Dress Code: Near the Rhein - fresh air, beautiful view on the mountains on the other side of the Rhein around R?desheim

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Bingen am Rhein Transportation

  • By train to Bingen from Koblenz

    We came to Bingen by train from Koblenz, catching the slow but scenic Mittelrheinbahn from Koblenz’s Hauptbahnhof. If doing the same it’s important to note that there are two stations in Koblenz and that not all trains stop at the smaller of the two, Stadtmitte, so check timetables carefully – for this route it seems the Hauptbahnhof is definitely...

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  • By train from lots of places........

    Germany has a pretty good railway network and pretty good services at reasonable prices.Bingen am Rhein has two railway stations. The main station is Bingen (Rhein) Hauptbahnhof but if you want to visit the historical centre it's probably better to get off at Bingen (Rhein) Stadt. which is about 10 minutes' walk from the heart of the old town....

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  • Rhein River Boat

    The trip up the river Rhein by boat is an unmissible experience, and one that draws in tourists from miles around. It seems particularly popular with German, British and Japanese tourists, and the landscape around the River Gorge between Bingen and Koblenz is very typical of the Germany that British people think of when theyhear the word. It is an...

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Bingen am Rhein Local Customs

  • Rhine River Lights / Rhein in Flammen

    Rhein in Flammen is a great event for the local people as well as for the tourists , and you may attend it at many places along the river Rhine / Rhein.Bingen is one of the places, where you may enter a boat or watch the scenery from the banks of the river Rhine."Rhein in Flammen" is mainly a parade of various ships, day-cruisers, hotelships and...

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  • Ruedesheimer Kaffee - Don't miss it !!

    Ruedesheimer Kaffee is a great and tasty speciality of the region around Bingen. Ruedesheimer Kaffee is similar to Irish Coffee , but it is made with "Asbach Uralt", the famous Brandy from Ruedesheim.The waiter will prepare it directely at your table :The waiter will bring the cup, a small 2cl-bottle of "Asbach Uralt" and will pour the brandy into...

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  • Cancer be damned!

    Everyone in Germany smokes. Like, seriously, I did not meet one human being that didn't. I think perhaps even the dogs smoke. Also, there's not the stigma attached to smoking there that there is in the states. So, before you get in a throw-down with someone whose smoke whafted in your direction, you might wanna just move.

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Bingen am Rhein Warnings and Dangers

  • always be carefull, when choosing your...

    In all of the Rhine-valley you have to choose your hotel carfully, simply because the valley is quite narrow and all sorts of trains, for passengers and the ones for heavy goods will go there every 20 minutes, day and night. Simply ask how far away from the train-track your hotel is, when you reserve a room in any hotel. In Bingen you will find...

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  • If you're an artist, don't get a room at...

    One of our friends is an extremely talented and accomplished artist (and musician). He was offended by the "artwork," and design of the rooms at the NH Hotel in Bingen.

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Bingen am Rhein Tourist Traps

  • Eltville instead of Rüdesheim!!

    Are you amazed to find this Drosselgasse thingy of Rüdesheim on my tourist trap list for Bingen? It is one in my opinion and I even go that far to state that it is one of the three main German tourist traps apart from Oktoberfest and Rothenburg.. Why? That’s simple. I know, I know, many people would say that it is a must. But I am not many people,...

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  • Niederwalddenkmal – the Germania trap

    I’m not sure if I should recommend visiting the monument Niederwalddenkmal, because it symbolises “something” I am completely rejecting: decadent triumph over a country after a war. From my childhood I remember that I didn’t like this monument when we had to go there during school excursions. But it sits very obvious atop of the vineyards west of...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bingen am Rhein What to Pack

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    Bring layers - for the boat tours

    by Trekki Updated Jun 7, 2015

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In case you are planning to see the castles on a boat tour, bring warm clothes - layers. Even on a sunny day it can be chilly on the boat, especially if you are outdoors. Which you will, to take photos. A raincoat is better than an umbrella. This helps especially on the boat and doesn’t result in possible eye injury of others. Good walking shoes are also recommended.

    Miscellaneous: Bingen has pharmacies, shops and all other shops for any amenities one might need. So no need to bring extra things except drug medication prescriptions (including translation into German or at least the generic names of the drugs).

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    Goethe, a special boat by KD Line
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Bingen am Rhein Off The Beaten Path

  • Several nice daytrip options are close...

    Apart from the boat tour, the many castles and the little villages left and right on the river, several other options are easily accessible from Bingen. Some, albeit, with car only, I am afraid.First of all there is famous Eberbach Monastery. This is located on the other side of Rhein River, north of village Eltville. The monastery was once of...

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  • Bingen Jazz Festival

    In Bingen, the last weekend in June is always a mecca for jazz fans. The unique atmosphere in the Rhine corner, with its attractive venues, top-class international jazz and local performers, thrill the heart of every jazz and swing fan.You will get some really great impressions of international jazz, local cuisine and of course the wellknown wine...

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  • Oestrich - 10km upstream from Bingen

    Oestrich is a small village at the right bank of the river Rhine / Rhein, about 10km upstream from Bingen. Oestrich is well known for its excellent wines, the most famous one beeing "Oestricher Lenchen"The crane on my picture dates back to the early 16th century and it was used in order to lift the heavy wine-vats onboard of the ships.Also the...

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Bingen am Rhein Sports & Outdoors

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    Hiking, kayaking, biking :-)

    by Trekki Updated Dec 20, 2011

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    Bingen, being the entrance hub to UNESCO protected Rhein Valley, is an ideal base to start any kind of sports activity. The best are most probably the two long hiking paths Rheinsteig (Rhein hike) and Rheinburgenweg (Rhein Castle hike). Although Rheinsteig is located on the other side of the river, thus involves taking the ferry. Both hiking paths are covering more than 300 km each and can be done in various legs, with luggage transport and organised or without. The paths lead through thick forest in times, along vineyards and up and down almost all the time.

    With the proximity of the streets left and right of the river, this is also a paradise for bikers. Although I would tend to suggest the left side (Bingen side) for cycling because there at least some parts have separate lanes for bikers. This is not the case on the right side where no separate lanes are the norm in most of the parts.

    And last but not least the river is a perfect place to do any kind of “boating”. But this should be done by very experienced sailors, kayakers and rowers. This not only because of the strong current of the river but also because of the navigation rules, which must be oneyed at any time since Rhein river is one of the major “transport roads” for all the countries it flows through. The riverbed is rocky and often during low tide, whirlpools can cause dangerous situations.

    I have written about all these different sports activities on my Rheinland Pfalz page, which I link below in the website section.

    © Ingrid D., December 2010.

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    Hiking through vineyards (Rheinburgen Weg) Hiking in the shade (Rheinburgen Weg) Sign for Rheinburgen Weg Logo for biking along Rhein river Kayaking along majestic castles :)
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Bingen am Rhein Favorites

  • Boat trip on the Rhine

    Apart from seeing Bingen itself, one very obvious reason to come here is to take a boat trip on the Rhine. Boats leave from one of several jetties in the middle of the riverside walk, depending on the company (there are three; we went with the Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Line). There is also a ticket office here but in our case Ingrid had already...

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  • General information about Bingen & its...

    Bingen has a lot more to offer than just being the hub to the Rhein/Rhine Valley. In 2008 the city hosted Landesgartenschau, a regular horticulture show held in Germany’s states. The premises have been converted into a kind of fun, educative and action park, with several interesting exhibitions, educational trails, cherry blossom in spring,...

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  • Memorial to a special wine: Eiswein

    Who likes wine might know ice wine. For a long time it was only produced in Germany and Austria but I have read that other countries are also producing it in the meantime. What most wine lovers might not know: it was in Bingen where this wine was “invented”. More by accident the vintners found how interesting the result of the frozen berries tasted...

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Hildegarten
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