Rhineland-Palatinate
Bingen am Rhein
Bingen am Rhein The Essential
This small river port, founded by the Romans, now serves the wine-growing hinterland. The Burg Klopp, an old fortress built by the bishops of Mainz, was destroyed on several occasions, particularly by the troops of Louis XIV in 1689. From the terrace there is a fine view over the Binger Loch, between Hunsrück and the Rheingau hills.