seat of Landkreis Mainz-Bingen and city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Ingelheim am Rhein[dead link] is a city between Bingen and Mainz in Germany. It features the ancient Kaiserpfalz (imperial palace).

Kaiserpfalz: Heidesheimer Tor

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By car edit

Ingelheim has two exits off the A60 between Bingen and Mainz, and is also reachable from the Rheingau via the Oestrich-Winkel ferry.

By rail edit

Ingelheim lies on the Mainz-Bingen-Cologne (West Rhine Railway) and Saarbrücken-Mainz-Frankfurt railway lines.

By bus edit

The ORN[dead link] (Omnibusverkehr Rhein-Nahe GmbH) run buses from a number of locations such as Mainz and Nieder-Olm. The main bus terminal is next to the rail station.

Get around edit

It is a sprawling town that has effectively more that one centre (Stadtteil). The centre, Nieder-Ingelheim, has been rejuvenated to provide a friendly car free shopping area. To the east of the centre moving uphill you come to the area of the Kaiserpfalz, many of the ruins being part of houses. To the west of the centre passed the Boehringer pharmaceutical plant is more modern housing and stores. Ober-Ingelheim is the older part of town to the south which includes the Burgkirche. To the north is Frei-Weinheim where you take the ferry for Oestrich-Winkel.

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Aula Regia, Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim
  • 1 Kaiserpfalz (Nieder-Ingelheim). Chosen by Charlemagne as the site of one of his palaces, there are remains of buildings from the 8th to the 14th century.
  • 2 Burgkirche (Ober-Ingelheim). Church with fortification in the old part of the town.

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Take a walk along the Rhine, there is a path starting at the ferry which includes some games and little playgrounds for kids as well as other hidden things like a small wooden tower.

Take a hike to the Bismarck-Turm at the top of the hill behind the city, have a drink and enjoy the view in the strange restaurant up there which actually smells like there would be wild animals around - and in fact, they have cages with tigers up there.

Visit the old part of Ingelheim which can be reached by walking up the main road from the train station and do a tour through all the wineries at night.

Take your bicycle and enjoy the great nature around, either by taking the "Hiwwel route" or the route along the Rhine.

Events edit

  • Rotweinfest: September. Red wine festival. Late September to early October.

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There are dozens of new shops in the modern city center, of which some even sell tourist souvenirs.

Wine is probably the best thing to shop for in Ingelheim, there are also good butchers and bakeries as in every village around.

Eat edit

  • 1 Brauhaus Goldener Engel, Neisser Straße 1, +49 6132 8994800. Excellent beer and standard German food.
  • 2 Kloster Engelthal, Edelgasse 15, +49 6132 2304. Excellent red wine (from one of the best wineries in Ingelheim) and nice food in a former monastery. The bar has the nicer atmosphere. Reservations required.
  • 3 Jade Garden, Binger Straße 38 (by Wilhelm-von-Erlanger-Straße), +49 6132 73383. Very good Chinese restaurant with great views of the area.
  • 4 Maxim Asia Lounge, Römerstraße 10, +49 6132 8997613. Asian express restaurant and take-away.
  • 5 Petersilie, Bahnhofstraße 21, +49 6132 7145519. Cafe and restaurant, old stone building decorated in tasteful modern style. Very good healthy choice of meals.
  • 6 Rewe supermarket, Georg-Rückert-Straße 3. Take-away salad bar.
  • 7 Bergrestaurant Waldeck, Waldeck 1 (Above Ingelheim next to the Bismarck-Turm (tower)), +49 6725 4313. Good German food and friendly staff with a great view of the Rhine Valley from the terrace. And yes, there are tigers.
  • 8 Purer Genuss, Binger Str. 88 (on the new market square), +49 6132 8989670. Good place for coffee and cakes.

Drink edit

In Ingelheim, there are dozens of wineries of which none sells bad wine. The best wineries include Dautermann, Neus, Wasem and Mett.

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