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Ingelheim am Rhein

Ingelheim am Rhein lies in the north of Rheinhessen, at the so-called Rhine knee, to the west of the capital Mainz, approx. 30 auto minutes remote of Ruedesheim and is also well accessible by the train. The Rhine forms the northern border of the city. To the south the city applies in the valley of the Selz in which flows in the part of Ingelheim north into the Rhine. The parts of Ingelheim middle and Ingelheim south snuggle up to the northwest corner of the so-called Mainz mountain. The lowest point of the city is the Rhine harbour with 80.8 m. above sea level. Both highest points are the Mainz Mountain with 247.8 m. above sea level as well as Westerberg with 247.5 m above sea level.

The Ingelheim area was already settled in prehistoric time. The place attains special meaning, nevertheless, only under Charlemagne and his successors. Here Karl established the Palatinate in which subsequently synods and parliament were held. His son and successor, Emperor Ludwig died on the 20th June 840 in Ingelheim. In the high-level Middle Ages and late Middle Ages the meaning of the Palatinate and with it Nieder-Ingelheim went back.

For the German justice history the Ingelheim upper court is of special meaning, because a unique collection of judgments from the 15th and 16th century is maintained from it.

In 1939 the formerly independent places Nieder-Ingelheim, Ober-Ingelheim and Frei-Weinheim were united to the city of Ingelheim am Rhein. During the Second World War Ingelheim came over undamaged as the only city between Mainz and Koblenz. Today Ingelheim is a middle centre in Rhineland-Palatinate and seat of the management of a circle of the administrative district Mainz-Bingen.

The museum at the Kaiserpfalz informs in its own department about the built Kaiserpfalz by Charlemagne after 785 in Ingelheim. Archaeological small findings, objects from the area of the construction plastic as well as a clear model of the once imposing building are presented. Rests of the Kaiserpfalz can be visited in immediate nearness to the museum. The golden Solidus found in 1996 is from European meaning. Up to now the only found golden coin with the portrait of Charlemagne.

In addition, the city disposes beside the Carolingian Palatinate of a row of worth seeing historical buildings:
Hall church (evangelistically), 997 established as a chapel Saint Peter of the Kaiserpfalz, Remigius church (catholic) with Romanesque door fall in the tower, castle church, Saint Michael with plague cross, Roman water pipe, Heidesheim gate, Bismarck tower, Ohrenbrückertor, Uffhubtor, Malakoffturm, Jewish cemetery, old market hall in Nieder-Ingelheim, Selztaldom.

 
 
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