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City on Rhine in the German state Rheinland-Pfalz with around 25,000 inhabitants at the near estuary in the Rhine at the foot of the Rochusberg. Even before the Romans there was one because of the convenient location Celtic Settlement called Bingium. At the turn of the times, the Romans already practiced viticulture here. The Nahe river forms a natural boundary between two growing areas. The district of Bingen-Bingerbrück is to the left of the near estuary and belongs to the growing area Near, Here are the individual layers belonging to the large palace chapel, Hildegardisbrünnchen, Rupertsberg Abbey (also Ruppertsberg), Römerberg and Klostergarten. They are reminiscent of the famous abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who worked in the Rupertsberg monastery. The cultivation area is to the right of the Nahe Rheinhessen with the city of Bingen and its districts of Büdesheim, Dietersheim, Dromersheim, Gaulsheim, Kempten and Sponsheim.

Bingen and Bingerbrück from the Elisenhöhe

The individual locations, some of which cross municipal boundaries, belong to the large St. Rochuskapelle. They are called Bubenstück (Büdesheim), Honigberg (Dromersheim), Kapellenberg (Kempten), Kirchberg (Kempten), Klosterweg (Dromersheim), Mainzer Weg (Büdesheim, Dromersheim), Osterberg (Büdesheim), parish garden (Gaulsheim, Kempten), rose Garden (Bingen city, Büdesheim), Scharlachberg (Büdesheim), Schelmenstück (Dietersheim, Büdesheim), Schlossberg Schwätzerchen (Büdesheim, Kempten, Bingen Stadt) and Schwarzenberg (Büdesheim). After the city of Bingen is also one of the three Rheinhessen areas named. The vineyards of the city of Bingen cover an impressive 650 hectares of vineyards. Well-known producers are Kruger-Rumpf. Prince Salm and Scharlachberg, The growing region begins north of Bingen middle Rhine, which extends north along the Rhine. A humorous anecdote tells why the corkscrew in Rheinhessen Binger pencil is called.

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