Bingen am Rhine
Bingen am Rhine is at the southern gateway to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage stretch of the upper Rhine River. Bingen has the long and fascinating history you'd expect of a town in such an ideal location. The Romans started one of their famous roads here, Via Ausonia, and it is alleged that, centuries later, the Bishop of Mainz was eaten by mice in Mouse Tower. Truly this is a town with something for everyone.
It is well-located in the middle of four well-known wine-growing regions: Rheinhessen, Nahe, Rheingau and Middle Rhine, so if tasting is more your thing than history, this is the place for you. It is also a good place for cycling and hiking.
Bingen is well-connected by train to all Germany's main cities. It is also easy to reach by boat down the river.