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“A must see in the area”

Museum am Strom - Hildegard von Bingen
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Owner description: Directly at the Gateway to the UNESCO World-Heritage "Mittelrheintal" (Central Rheine Valley), the Museum am Strom invites visitors to experience fascinating Encounters with 2000 years on the river Rhine. Permanent and Special exhibitions about Hildegard of Bingen, Rhine Romanticism, Roman Age and town history present themselves in the magnificent Setting of the "Binger Loch" in the historic power plant of 1898. On the doorstep, the "Hildegarden" and the attractions of the "Kulturufer Bingen" make more discoveries possible ...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A must see in the area”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

This is a wonderful museum dedicated to an unusual woman. The parish church and kloister in Rudesheim are also beautiful stops. The museum is well organized, in English and German.

Visited September 2013
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Bingen am Rhein, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hildgard of Bingen”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Well, there has to be a place to comemorate the saintly nun of the 12th century in her "own" town of Bingen. She found the abby, which doesn't exist any more (Torn down for railroad tracks in the 1850s) and the Hildegard nunnery on the opposite Banks of the river Rhine. Famous for her paintings and her writings - no Relevation, if you are into her live, but sure enough to get an overview.

Visited June 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
399 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This is an excellent small museum next to the Rhine and close to where the boats dock in Bingen. I wasn't expecting much, but spent an engrossing hour there.

I thought the most interesting section was the collection of 'Romantic Rhine' sketches, many showing the local scenery. And the exhibition devoted to the life of the 12th century nun Hildegard was well presented. There is lots of information in English.

Visited June 2013
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Half Moon Bay
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Learned all about Hildegard in English”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

I like that the writings about Hildegard van Bingen were in English as well as in German. I didn't like that the rest of the museum didn't have any English explanation. Otherwise it is a well organized museum, and the person at the desk was well informed.

Visited January 2013
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Cugir, Romania
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“Local and medical history”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

The museum shows things found in the area. Many times, there is a special exhibition going on, but also the permanent exhibitions are worth visiting if you are interested. "Rhine romantics" shows paintings of the Rhine valley from the time when the first tourists ventured the valley two hundred years ago.
For medical history buffs, the collection of Roman medical instruments is the one highlight. (Ask for a special tour in advance, then you can see a Roman head skull operation "life"). Special research has been done to identify the instruments for this type of operation, typical for war injuries of the skulls of Roman soldiers.
Another section is the permanent Hildegard section, a part from the special exhibition a few years ago.

Visited July 2012
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