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Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard

Klosterweg 1, 65385 Ruedesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany
+49 4967 224990
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Stunning views!

Worth the drive out - only about five minutes away from town. Beautiful church - very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Well Worth the Visit

As we did not have a car or bike we took a taxi to the Abbey. There is a lot of history and it is... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Bill T
Ottawa, Canada
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Klosterweg 1, 65385 Ruedesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany
+49 4967 224990
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the drive out - only about five minutes away from town. Beautiful church - very conservatively decorated - lovely gift shop with wine tastings, and a little coffee shop on-site. Doesn't open until 11 though.

Thank snydersb
Reviewed 19 May 2017

As we did not have a car or bike we took a taxi to the Abbey. There is a lot of history and it is located on a stunning view of the Rhein and the town of Rüdesheim. Well worth the visit

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

You can reach the Abbey by car, by hiking up the hill from Rudesheim (and I mean UP), or by hiking across after taking the cable car up from Rudesheim. The Abbey is in a beautiful setting amongst vineyard. The chapel is lovely with very...More

Thank R0ving_Librarian
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We loved walking up through the vineyards to the abbey. Shopping a bit, tasting some wine in the shop, hearing the nun's beautiful singing and enjoying the view.

Thank Sam3Carlos
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a walk on a sunny autumn day to this beautiful place. Arrived just around mid day and the cafe or the vine cellar were closed ( open on Sunday's in the afternoon only). Still a worth to visit. The church is beautiful with nice...More

Thank kirsihaa
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had heard about Hildegard of Bingen so we were interested to see the Abbey. It is set on a hillside overlooking the Rhine and the towns of Rudesheim and Bingen. There is a good introduction to the abbey on display boards in various languages...More

Thank shirlB56
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This a wonderful experience for all, the sisters have an active facility with guided tours to tell you about Saint Hildegard and all the research she did into natural medicines. This is all in addition to the extraordinary life she led within the church. A...More

Thank williamlG8735CG
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Hildegard created two monasteries, and this one is still active. The building itself is far younger, about 100 years, but the clerical life of the benedictine nuns is still active.

1  Thank Johannes H
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I guess it really doesn't matter so much what this place is like, as we were hellbent (oops, wrong choice of words) on going here as part of our St. Hildegard visit. It was more than a bonus that the abbey itself is meticulously kept,...More

1  Thank GiselleF
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Although it was a bit of a hike the view from the Abbey was worth it. The views were stunning. The church is beautiful. The visitor center provided a very good explanation of the history of the Abbey as well present day information.

Thank Beth T
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31 December 2014|
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Response from Johannes H | Reviewed this property |
The monastery was rebuild in "historistic style" in about 100 years ago. So the pillars are hardly original, but set there for "decorative" purposes, as usual in this period.