Bingen am Rhein
Located at the confluence of the Nahe and the Rhine, Bingen is the southern end of the "UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley". "Bingium" (the break in the river) was first mentioned in the 2nd century by the Romans. The city is known among other things for the Binger Mäuseturm (Mice Tower), in which, according to a legend, the Archbishop of Mainz Hatto was eaten by mice. In the city's changing calendar of events, the jazz festival Bingen Swingt and the Rhine in Flames are permanent fixtures.
Living in the 12th century and one of the most important women of the Middle Ages, Saint Hildegard von Bingen still makes a name for herself today. In 2012 Pope Benedict XVI. canonized and elevated her to the rank of a doctor of the church. In her comprehensive work "Liber compositae medicinae" Hildegard von Bingen writes extensively about diseases and gives advice on both remedies and therapeutic methods.