Welcome to the gateway to the Middle Rhine - to the town of the Mouse Tower, good wine and St. Hildegard of Bingen.

Located on the Rhine and Nahe and actually in four different wine-growing regions, the town of Bingen was always a favourite destination for Rhine romantics. It has much to offer for cycling, walking or wine-drinking holidays, but also for anyone interested in history and culture.

Ticket Office Bingen

55411 Bingen
Breite/Lat: 49.970165 Länge/Lon: 7.898806

Tel. 0 67 21 / 1 42 00
Fax 0 67 21 / 1 01 32
E-Mail: kd-bingen(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Bingen is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  • Passengers who have not purchased their ticket at the KD ticket office in Bad Salzig are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, Maestro, credit card (Eurocard, Mastercard).

Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

By train to Bingen Central Station, approx 20 min. walk.
By train to Bingen Stadt (City) Station, approx 5 min walk to the KD landing-stage

Getting to the landing-stage by car

From Cologne/Bonn: autobahn A61 via Koblenz towards Ludwigshafen, exit Bingen-Mitte
From Karlsruhe/Ludwigshafen: autobahn A61, exit Bingen-Mitte
From Frankfurt/Wiesbaden: autobahn A66 towards Wiesbaden, at Schierstein Interchange onto A643 towards Mainz, at junction Mainz Dreieck onto A60 towards Bingen, exit Bingen-Ost

Parking is available in the following streets: Hafenstrasse, Hindenburganlage, Museumsstrasse

Information for coaches

Parking is possible near the KD landing-stage in Hafenstrasse (at the customs office), with further parking space in the "Kulturufer" area behind the Museum am Strom. 
There are plenty of parking places on Rochusberg Hill, and there is a drop off / pick up point in front of the tourist information office.

Suggested tours

KD Ring Ticket

An extra-special round trip. A ride on a cable car and chairlift, a hike and, of course, a boat trip – all that is included in the KD Ring Ticket, which enables you to explore what nature and culture have to offer all around Rüdesheim.

  • KD departure times from Bingen: 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 20:00
    (upriver towards Rüdesheim)
  • KD departure times from Bingen: 09:30, 10.30, 11:30, 14:30 and 16:30
    (downriver towards Assmannshausen)
  • Combined ticket price: €14 / €7 Children
KD Ring Ticket

Loreley tour

St. Goarshausen is where you will find the magical Loreley, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world each year. Many romantic castles, the imperial palace near Kaub and the fortress of Schönburg by Oberwesel proudly watch over the valley of the Loreley and, cloaked in legend, are witnesses of an eventful history.

  • KD departure times from Bingen: 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 14:30 and 16:30

Trip to castles

Nowhere else are there as many medieval castles as on this inimitable section of the Rhine, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2002. To mention just three of them: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle and the uniquely well-preserved Marksburg Castle in Braubach, to mention just three.

  • KD departure times from Bingen: 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 14:30 and 16:30 Uhr
Trip to castles

Nostalgia route

Our highlight on the romantic Middle Rhine – on the trail of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pure nostalgia is offered between Koblenz and Rüdesheim. Experience the most famous sights on the river which embodies German Romanticism in authentic surroundings on board the paddle steamer GOETHE.

  • KD departure time from Bingen: 15.00 and 15:30
Nostalgia route

Offers on site

Culture Embankment

The river promenade in Bingen is clearly the main attraction, offering three kilometres full of museums, parks, vineyards, venues and restaurants (KD Pavilion with the River Side) directly by the ship landing stage.


First a customs tower, then a signal location, and finally a world-famous landmark. The name “Mäuseturm” (Mouse Tower), which was first mentioned in documents in 1516, presumably comes from its function as a watchtower. But even in olden days, the tower was connected with the legend of Bishop Hatto who, as a punishment for his lack of mercy, is said to have been eaten alive by mice there.

Hildegard of Bingen

On the trail of the Physica: As a permanent addition to the Hildegard of Bingen exhibition in the Museum am Strom (Museum by the River) right next to it, a garden features numerous plants which Hildegard described in her work on natural medicine (“Physica”). In a total of 15 topic beds of plants and eight single beds, this educational “Hildegarden” presents the “Book of Plants” and the “Book of Trees” from the “Physica” and illustrates the medicinal applications described there with appropriate gravity.

Tourist-Information Bingen

Rheinkai 21
55411 Bingen
Tel. 06721 / 184 208
E-Mail: tourist-information(at)

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

Service Centre

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.


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