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Bingen am Rhein seen from across the River

The settlement’s original name was Bingium, a Celtic word that may have meant “hole in the rock”, a description of the shoal behind the Mäuseturm, known as the Binger Loch. Bingen was the starting point for the Via Ausonia, a Roman military road that linked the town with Trier. Bingen is well known for, among other things, the story about the Mouse Tower, in which allegedly the Bishop of Mainz Hatto was eaten by mice. The town was in 2008, after Kaiserslautern and Trier, organizer of the third Rhineland-Palatinate State Garden Show.Even before the Romans came, people lived here, because the location favoured transport (confluence of the Nahe and Rhine, and the Rhine’s entry into the gorge), a Celtic (Gaulish) settlement by the name of Binge – meaning “rift”. In the early first century AD, Roman troops were stationed in Bingen on the Rhine Valley Road. They changed the location's name to Bingium. There the Romans erected a wooden bridge across the Nahe and constructed a bridgehead castrum. A Roman Mithraic monument, which included a mutilated sculpture representing the nativity of Mithra from a rock, was discovered in Bingen; one of its inscriptions is dated 236

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Pentti Kyyronen28-Jun-2013 06:24
Excellent composition and view ! V
Carl H. Johnson27-Jun-2013 10:07
Striking POV!!!~V~
Ceya26-Jun-2013 17:26
A wonderful shot of these two rivers, beautifully framed and with great perspective (and of cause with excellent POV!) V!
Martin Lamoon26-Jun-2013 16:26
Excellent information an picture. v
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