St. Hildegard Abbey Eibingen
The successor monastery
Hildegard von Bingen founded her second monastery in Eibingen near Rüdesheim. Today, 51 Benedictine nuns live behind the mighty monastery walls of St. Hildegard's Abbey, which was rebuilt 1905.
In terms of church law, St. Hildegard's Abbey is the successor monastery to the monasteries of Rupertsberg and Eibingen, which were founded by Hildegard in 1148 and 1165. The colourful monastery church, painted in 1907-1913, is worth seeing in the neo-Romanesque monastery complex.