Bingen am Rhein

Bingen am Rhein is a large county town in the district of Mainz-Bingen in Rhineland-Palatinate. It's located 40 km west to Mainz and Wiesbaden.

The original name of the settlement was Bingium, Celtic word possibly for "hole in the rock", name for the shoal behind the Mäuseturm (Mouse tower), known as Binger Loch. Bingen was the starting point of the Ausonius Road, a Roman military road that connected the city with Trier. Bingen is known, among other things, for the story about the Bingen Mäuseturm, where the Archbishop of Mainz Hatto is said to have been eaten by mice.

Bingen is extremely easy to reach by car, air and rail.

It's also just a lovely spot and the start of the UNESCO world heritage site, the middle rhine valley.

The location makes this the perfect opportunity for a whole family trip over Easter weekend. There is a wonderful new spa hotel overlooking the rhine river, a perfect place to lock in your loved one. There also is a huge gated playground next to the rhine river, suitable for children of all ages. Combining your trip to onScene with a river cruise also might be a nice thing to do.

Most major hotels are lined up on the river front, and are within walking distance of both the party and the train station.

Bingen Mouse Tower - Picture licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

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