Bingen, Germany
Bingen am Rhein is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Bingen is the gateway to the Unesco World Heritage of the Upper-Middle Rhine Valley. The town is blessed by a rich cultural heritage: Hildegard von Bingen, Stefan George, the Bingen surgical instruments from the days of the Romans. Bingen also hosts many cultural events, concerts and open-air theatre.

Sights of interest in Bingen include the Museum on the River – Hildegard von Bingen. It is a fitting place to see 2,000 years of culture and history: from the entrance to the museum you can see the Mäuseturm (Mouse Tower), the Niederwald monument and the ruins of Ehrenfels Castle. It is only a short walk to the Rhein-Nahe-Eck (the junction of the rivers Rhine and Nahe) and to the ship moorings.

Things to See & Do

* Mouse Tower
* Basilica of St Martin
* Klopp Castle
* Hildegard of Bingen – Historical Museum
* Drususbrücke (bridge) with Romanesque bridge chapel

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 37.74 km²
Population – 25,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port at Bingen is situated on the Rhine river, approximately 200m from the town centre.

Travel Links - If traveling into Germany by train, Rhineland-Palatinate is easily accessible from Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.

The international Hahn Airport is situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Zweibrucken Airport also has regular scheduled flights to and from Berlin Schoenfeld and London Stansted. Bingen is also accessible from Frankfurt airport.