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Bingen

City on the Rhine in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate with about 25,000 inhabitants at the mouth of the Nahe river into the Rhine at the foot of the Rochusberg. Even before the Romans, there was a Celtic settlement called Bingium here because of its convenient location. Already the Romans were cultivating wine here at the turn of the century. The river Nahe forms a natural border between two growing areas. The district Bingen-Bingerbrück is located to the left of the mouth of the Nahe and belongs to the Nahe wine growing area. Here are the individual sites Hildegardisbrünnchen, Rupertsberg Abbey (also Ruppertsberg), Römerberg and Klostergarten, which belong to the large site Schlosskapelle. They remind us of the famous abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who worked in Rupertsberg Abbey. To the right of the Nahe River is the Rheinhessen wine growing area with the town of Bingen and its districts of Büdesheim, Dietersheim, Dromersheim, Gaulsheim, Kempten and Sponsheim.

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