Tourist attractions

Bingen am Rhein has many faces – these include architectural monuments, grave finds and art treasures from past centuries. Nor would Bingen’s history be imaginable without Saint Hildegard of Bingen. Come on a discovery tour with us and experience Bingen’s history and stories!

Guided Tour of the Town:

“2,000 Years of History at the Confluence of Rhine and Nahe” Guided tour through the old town and visit to Klopp Castle, Basilica of St. Martin, the Food Market, “Historical Museum on the River– Hildegard von Bingen” (and many more interesting and important squares and alleys in Bingen as well).

Duration: 1 ½ hours
Price per person: 4.50 € adults,
1.50 € children aged 7 or over
Dates: Saturdays 10.30 a.m. Easter to the end of October
Meeting point: Tourist Information
Only in German language


Audio-visual guided tour of the town

Experience an entertaining tour of Bingen. The nun Almut of Rupertsberg ensures a very special visit to Bingen with exciting information and her personal experiences. With the cheeky Bingen Town Mouse, the kids experience adventures and by playing also learn something about Bingen’s history.

Loan fee:
up to 4 hours 7.50 €
overnight 10 €
2nd earphones 2.50 €
Available in English language


Museum Guided Tour

With St. Hildegard’s anniversary in 1998, in the former power station on the banks of the Rhine, the Historical Museum on the River opened its doors. The largest department is devoted to the universal scholar and theologian. One of the museum’s very special treasures is a complete set of surgical instruments from the Roman era. Another department is devoted to the epoch of Rhenish Romanticism, this 200-year era is brought vividly to life in a unique exhibition of prints, paintings and furniture.

Duration: 1 hour
Price per person: 4.50 € adults, 3.50 € reduced
Dates: every 1st Sunday in the month, 11.15 a.m.
Meeting point: Museum on the River


“Bingen’s Cultural Riverside” guided tour

Are you more interested in 500 years of original mechanics in the Old Crane or in the hypermodern multimedia exhibition of “People-Nature-Technology” in the Rhine Valley World Heritage site? Bingen’s Cultural Riverside offers an aesthetic experience for all senses and to everyone’s taste in one of the Rhine Valley’s most beautiful places: encounters with Rhenish Romanticism and “poet’s chambers”, the famous flora of Hildegard of Bingen uniquely presented in the “Hildegarden” and fascinating exhibitions on Romans and others in the Museum on the River (Museum am Strom).

Duration: 2 hours
Group size: max. 30 people
Price: 75 € per group, plus admission
Dates: Easter to the end of October


“Rhenish Romanticism” guided tour

Whether it was William Turner, Victor Hugo or Clemens Brentano: they were all in Bingen and without exception enthralled by the beauty of the landscape and the rich history of the region. Bingen has always been the starting or ending point of the romantic journey through the Rhine valley. The guided tour will bring the 19th century back to life through captivating audio equipment in the poet’s chambers and a fascinating encounter with art and furniture of the era in the Rhenish Romanticism section of the Museum on the River (Museum am Strom).

Duration: 1 ½ hours
Group size: max. 30 people
Price: 60 € per group, plus admission
Dates: Easter to the end of October

Kontakt

Amt
Bingen am Rhein Tourismus und Kongress GmbH
Abteilung
Touristinformation
Strasse
Rheinkai 21
PLZ / Ort
55411 Bingen am Rhein
Telefon
06721 184-205 / -206
Telefax
06721 184-214
E-Mail
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“Bingen’s Cultural Riverside”

guided tour

Are you more interested in 500 years of original mechanics in the Old Crane

or in the hypermodern multimedia exhibition

of “People-Nature-Technology”

in the Rhine Valley World Heritage site? Bingen’s Cultural Riverside

offers an aesthetic experience for all senses and to everyone’s taste in

one of the Rhine Valley’s most beautiful places: encounters with Rhenish

Romanticism and “poet’s chambers”, the famous flora of Hildegard of

Bingen uniquely presented in the “Hildegarden” and fascinating exhibitions

on Romans and others in the Museum on the River (Museum am Strom).

Duration:2 hours

Group size:max. 30 people

Price:75 € per group, plus admission

Dates:Easter to the end of October

"Castle cruise"

Go on board and experience the proud witnesses to a past full of adventure and castle enchantment. Discover more about the “Bingen Gap” and the Mouse Tower, and the Rheinstein and Reichenstein Castles. A Rhine trip on one of Europe’s oldest trade routes – to former customs forts and robber baron lairs. This cruise exerts an irresistible charm.

Duration: approx. 1 ½ hours
Price per person: 11 € adults, 5 € children (aged 4 – 13),
50 % reduction for schoolchildren and students
Dates: April to October
Tickets: Tourist Information


“Loreley cruise”

World-famous rocks, enshrouded in myth, and a beautiful maiden with long blond hair. This ship tour is one for true romantics, transforming the fairy-tale Rhine into experienced reality. Steep vineyards, villages with picturesque winding alleys, fortified castles, and the Loreley as a symbol for legends suffused with passion. From Bingen to St. Goar.

Duration: approx. 4 hours
Price per person: 20 € adults
(one-way trip 16.50 €), 5 € children (aged 4 – 13),
50 % reduction for schoolchildren and students
Dates: April to October
Tickets: Tourist Information


“Ringticket”

The ship of the Bingen–Rüdesheimer Line takes you past Bingen’s Mouse Tower, the ruins of Ehrenfels, and the quintessential symbol of Rhenish Romanticism, Rheinstein Castle, to Assmannshausen. With the funicular to the Hunting Lodge, then on foot past viewing points for magnificent scenery and magical caves to the Niederwald Monument. Soar over the vines in the funicular from there down to Rüdesheim – and back to Bingen on the ferry.

Duration: ca. 3 ½ hours
Price per person: 13 € adults,
6.50 € children (aged 5 – 13)
Dates: April to October
Tickets: Tourist Information


“Land of Hildegard” Ticket

For 6 € the “Land of Hildegard” Ticket for one person offers the ferry price between Bingen and Rüdesheim (outward and return trips), plus admission to the Museum am Strom (Museum at the River) with its large department themed around Hildegard of Bingen.

Price per person: 6 €
Dates: ferry trip all the year round,
please note museum’s opening times
Tickets: Tourist Information


TIP: Bingen is the perfect starting point for a cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley. Three shipping lines offer round and scheduled trips from Bingen: Bingen-Rüdesheimer (BRFG), Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) and Rössler-Linie. Timetables and tickets are available at the Tourist Information.

Links to the passenger lines:

Bingen-Rüdesheimer Fähr- und Schifffahrtsgesellschaft eG
Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG
Rössler-Linie Fahrgastschiffahrt

Docking where the Rhine blossoms at its finest!

Hotelschiff bei Bingen

Dock at one of the most beautiful Rhine promenades between Cologne and Mainz. The town of Bingen am Rhein operates a landing stage for ships on the left bank of the Rhine. The gangway is provided for passenger and hotel ships against a fee.

The municipal landing-stage is located at Rhine Kilometre 528.5 +2, and is suitable for ships up to a total length of 136 metres and a maximum of 2,600 GRT.

 

Docking fee / User charge for passenger and hotel ships
up to 6 hours € 200.00
up to 24 hours € 300.00
Fees per docking operation incl. 19% VAT
Fresh water, wastewater and electricity as per consumption

Use of the landing stage is possible only with a confirmed booking: in the event of unauthorised utilisation a fee of € 800.00 will be charged for each day or part of a day. Cancellations can be made in writing free of charge up to 36 hours before the scheduled date of utilisation. Otherwise, cancellation charges will become due amounting to 50 % of the standard utilisation fee.