The Rhine is one of the biggest rivers in Europe and once ranked among the most important transportation routes. Thousands of years the Mittelrheintal enabled the cultural exchange between the Mediterranean region and the north of Europe.
Even today the upper Mittelrheintal stands for unparalleled cultural landscapes with its terraced landscapes and its fantastic wineries.
By the way: The area between Bingen and Koblenz is repeatedly referred to as the most beautiful section of the entire Rhine between the Alps and the North Sea. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage upper Mittelrheintal.
The castle Klopp was constructed in an altitude of about 130 meters and is considered the cultural landmark of Bingen am Rhein. It was build in the 13.century the collection of customs duty. Today you can still visit the castle during the summertime and have a nice meal on site.
The St. Rochus Chapel is a pilgrimage church in the southeast of Bingen located on the Rochusberg. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage of the Upper Mittelrheintal.
The Rochusberg allows a beautiful view over the Mittelrheintal. It is a popular hiking route to circle around the St.Rochus Chapel.
A fortified complex that was built on a cliff in the middle of the Bacheracher Engtal in 1327 in the town of Kaub. In this region the Rhine river is referred to as “Wildes Gefähr” which means “wild ride”. As a watch station it secured a profitable source of income for the customs of Kaub and the multiple feudal lords.