The 2nd stage leads to the roots of Hildegard. It is characterised by medieval impressions. The historic centre of Herrstein with its idyllic alleys and nooks has received several awards for its successful restoration. According to the latest research, Niederhosenbach is the probable birthplace of Hildegard. This is why the theme of the information board at the Protestant church is also dedicated to Hildegard's origins. It also provides an insight into the townscape of the time. Small villages and a varied landscape characterise the stage.
Short vita of St. Hildegard of Bingen
1098: Birth of Hildegard von Bingen, probably in Niederhosenbach near Herrstein
1112: Admission to the Disibodenberg monastery near Bad Sobernheim, together with Jutta von Sponheim
1136: Hildegard von Bingen becomes the second magistra in the Disibodenberg monastery after the death of Jutta von Sponheim around
1150: foundation of a convent in Bingen on the Rhinefrom 1150: Hildegard writes her visionary medical & musical works. She travels along the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Neckarund, preaching in public places.
1165: Foundation of a second convent in Eibingen, today's pilgrimage church of St. Hildegard Rüdesheim-Eibingen
17 September 1179: Hildegard von Bingen dies in Bingen on the Rhine
10 May 2012: Canonisation of Hildegard von Bingen by Pope Benedict XVI
7 October 2012: Survey of church teachers
Tips, hints and links
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Getting thereA1 exit Mehring, direction Morbach, B327 to Morbach, continue on L160 to Herrstein.
A61 Bad Kreuznach exit, direction Idar-Oberstein, B41 to Herrstein/Fischbach exit, continue on L160 to Herrstein
ParkingGrote parkeerplaats Brühlstraße (bij het sportveld), parkeerplaats Bachweg, parkeerplaats Lindenplatz
EquipmentHiking boots recommended!
Our tips for carefree hiking pleasure:
Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothing and the right shoes, it is twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable rucksacks are comfortable when hiking. But good shoes are indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are only suitable for short distances on level paths at best. For longer distances we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to bring sun protection and a drink. One litre of water is ideal.