Plan a route here Copy route
Pilgrim Trail recommended route

Hildegard of Bingen Pilgrimage Trail

· 1 review · Pilgrim Trail · Nahe
Responsible for this content
Urlaubsregion Naheland Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Hildegard von Bingen - Skulptur von Dr. Annette Esser
    Hildegard von Bingen - Skulptur von Dr. Annette Esser
    Photo: Naheland-Touristik GmbH/ W. Lhotzky
m 600 500 400 300 200 100 120 100 80 60 40 20 km 14 Hildegard-Tafel: … 9) Abtei St. Hildegard 17 Hildegard-Tafel: Wein Felsenkirche Burgruine Dalburg Nahe-Skywalk Duchroth

On the hike along the Hildegard of Bingen Pilgrimage Trail, the universal scholar and probably most famous personality of the Middle Ages is commemorated. The trail leads for around 135 kilometres through the land of Hildegard.

moderate
Distance 133.4 km
37:40 h
3,011 m
3,195 m
472 m
82 m

The hildegard pilgimage trail runs along historical places where Hildegard lived:

Niederhosenbach as her probable birthplace and family seat;

Disibodenberg, where she entered the convent and lived for almost 40 years (1112-1150)

Sponheim, where Hildegard was given to her teacher Jutta of Sponheim at the age of eight (1106) and

Bingen am Rhein, where she founded her own female convent (around 1150).

The final stations on the pilgrimage trail are the pilgrimage church of St. Hildegard in Rüdesheim-Eibingen with the Hildegard shrine and the Benedictine abbey of St. Hildegard in Rüdesheim-Eibingen.

Author’s recommendation

For the visit to the Disibodenberg Monastery ruins, a little time should be planned in order to be able to enjoy the atmosphere at leisure.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
472 m
Lowest point
82 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Track types

Path 0.15%Unknown 99.84%
Path
0.2 km
Unknown
133.1 km
Show elevation profile

Safety information

Hiking footwear and sunscreen recommended!

Tips and hints

Naheland-Touristik GmbH

Bahnhofstraße 37, D-55606 Kirn

Telefon: +49 (0) 6752/137610

Fax: +49 (0) 6752/137620

info@naheland.net,  www.naheland.net    

 

Packages and Offers can be found under hildegardweg.eu

Start

55743 Idar-Oberstein, Bahnhof (250 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.704736, 7.327701
DMS
49°42'17.0"N 7°19'39.7"E
UTM
32U 379421 5507145
w3w 
///delved.mission.bubble
Show on Map

Destination

54411 Bingen, Park am Mäuseturm in Bingerbrück

Turn-by-turn directions

You will find a route description for the respective stages 1 to 10 of the Hildegard of Bingen Pilgrimage Trail here!

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Idar-Oberstein. The town is located on the Mainz - Saarbrücken line and is easily accessible by regional express and regional train (vlexx). From the train station via the Nahe-Center and the main street (pedestrian zone) to the German Mineral Museum it is about 850 metres on foot (approx. 10 minutes)

All timetables can be found in the RNN timetable information at www.rnn.info 

Getting there

Exit A1 at Mehring, head towards Morbach, taken the B327 to Morbach, continue on L160 to Langweiler, and further to B 422 until you reach Idar-Oberstein

Exit A61 at Bad Kreuznach, head towards Idar-Oberstein, take the B41 to exit Idar-Oberstein

Exit A62 at Birkenfeld, head towards Idar-Oberstein, take the B41 to exit Idar-Oberstein

Parking

Parking is available at various places along the pilgrimage hiking trail.

Coordinates

DD
49.704736, 7.327701
DMS
49°42'17.0"N 7°19'39.7"E
UTM
32U 379421 5507145
w3w 
///delved.mission.bubble
Show on Map
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

www.naheland.netPilgerbuch, Dr. Annette Esser, Ess publishers, Bad Kreuznach - www.naheland.net 

Author’s map recommendations

“Hildegard of Bingen - Pilgrimage Trail” flyer with general map - www.naheland.net

Equipment

Hiking footwear recommended!

Our tips for carefree hiking fun:

Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothes and shoes, it's twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable backpacks are good choices when hiking. But good footwear is indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are at best only suitable for short distances on flat paths. For longer walks, we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to take sunscreen and a drink. A litre of water is best.


Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

4.0
(1)
M V
October 03, 2022 · Community
Ich bin den Pilgerweg alleine, mit dem gesamten Gepäck im Rucksack, gewandert. Gestartet bin ich allerdings erst ab Etappe 1B Fischbach-Herrstein am 20.09.22, beendet habe ich meine Wanderung am 27.09.22 nach der 8. Etappe Stromberg-Bingen. Übernachtungen jeweils am Etappenziel waren in meinem Fall (EZ und nur 1 Übernachtung) nicht immer möglich. Nahetouristik war mir da sehr behilflich und ich wurde z.T. von den Beherbergungsleuten abgeholt und an den jeweiligen Etappen-Start gebracht. Die Etappe 1A Idar-Oberstein-Fischbach steht noch aus, aber ich werde sie demnächst wandern. Die Tour ist sehr gut ausgeschildert und hat riesig Spaß gemacht. Allen zukünftigen Pilgerinnen und Pilger herzliche Grüße und viel Spaß.
Show more
When did you do this route? September 20, 2022

Photos from others


Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
133.4 km
Duration
37:40 h
Ascent
3,011 m
Descent
3,195 m
Highest point
472 m
Lowest point
82 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 79 Waypoints
  • 79 Waypoints
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view