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Historical city tour of Ober-Ingelheim

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  • Burgkirche Ober-Ingelheim
    Burgkirche Ober-Ingelheim
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m 200 150 100 5 4 3 2 1 km Ehemalige Adelshöfe Wehrturm Rinderbachstraße Synagogenplatz Stiegelgässer Tor Altes Gymnasium Turm Mauerrest Seufzerpfad Uffhubtor Barockbauten Turm Bismarckturm
Discover the history of the Ingelheim district of Ober - Ingelheim on your own or let a tour guide bring you closer to the interesting sights.
Distance 5.2 km
1:23 h
45 m
52 m
136 m
92 m


Immerse yourself in the history of the former magnificent noble yards in the district and discover the most romantic corners and corners of the red wine town. The former courtyards from this period still stand in Stiegelgasse and Edelgasse. Today, Cistercian monastery "Engelthal" in Edelgasse is a popular location for events and wine enjoyment.

The idyllically situated castle church grounds invite you to linger and is the backdrop for parties and celebrations. As part of a guided tour, the walkway around the castle church is accessible, which can be booked through the Ingelheim tourist information. Each of the many city gates is unique and reports in its own way about the entry or exit at that time.

The old town hall of Ober-Ingelheim is still of special importance for the Ingelheimers, so the new red wine queen is crowned every year on the balcony of the former administrative headquarters and the popular red wine festival opens.

Author’s recommendation

A tour of the rampart of the castle church complex is an experience and can be booked as part of a guided tour.
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Gabriele Kunz
Update: June 09, 2020
Highest point
136 m
Lowest point
92 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 3.24%Path 17.18%Road 72.06%Unknown 7.49%
0.2 km
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3.8 km
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Safety information

Events in the castle church grounds can lead to restrictions or parking problems. On our website you can find out whether an event overlaps with your plans.

As you have to visit the Bismarck Tower on the Waldeck, it makes sense to drive to this station at the end of the tour by car.

Tips and hints

Further information on the castle church is available here


Burgkirchen-Area (128 m)
49.963613, 8.063139
49°57'49.0"N 8°03'47.3"E
32U 432807 5535005
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Turn-by-turn directions


  • The historical tour in Ober-Ingelheim starts within the fortifications on the square in front of the castle church. Here is an introductory information stele on the history of the castle church, as well as the fortification measures to secure it.   
  • If you now move down the slope on the street "An der Burgkirche", you will reach the densely built-up market square and the old town hall of the old town.   
  • Now follow the street called Neuweg to the left of the fountain for a while until you can see the idyllic park on your left and the historic Uffhubtor towering over it.   
  • Right next to this amazingly well-preserved site of the former fortifications is the "Old Electricity Works", which captivates with its Art Nouveau exterior facade.    
  • Hold down the slope again and follow the course of the Hesselweg to the former defense tower.    
  • Now run down Burgunderstrasse along the still well-preserved parts of the former fortification wall until you reach the Stiegelgässer Tor at the end of the street.   
  • Go through this and then turn left into Edelgasse, lined with magnificent aristocratic courts, at the end of which another well-preserved part of the city's historic fortifications awaits you with the Ohrbrücker Tor.    
  • Then leave this gate behind and turn right into the extensive park, which you then cross to get to the historic Nam'schen mill.    
  • The imposing, 31 m high Bismarck Tower is about 1.5 km away from the city route, but is definitely worth a visit. Climb the many steps here and reward yourself with an excellent view of the wonderful panorama of the Ingelheim wine region. The best way to get there is via the roundabout island through the signs there.   
  • The route is finally continued from the Nam Mill. From here you can get to the next point on the tour by walking up Altegasse. You will soon see the remains of the wall on the left, which used to be part of the fortifications.    
  • Turn left into the street Unterer Zwerchweg and follow it until you have reached the defense tower called "the snail" on your left. Another well-preserved defense tower awaits you if you then follow the road to the intersection at the corner of Mühlstrasse and Gärtnerstrasse.    
  • Here a small footpath leads through the settlement structures, which you have to follow uphill to soon reach the fortification tower on the right.    
  • Opposite the tower you will see a small unpaved footpath between the buildings. Follow this, after you have made a short detour to the right, up the Bahnhofstrasse, to the Old Gymnasium.    
  • After leaving the unpaved footpath behind you, you will reach Rinderbachstraße. This also leads you to the hospital alley where the former chapel dedicated to Saint Jodokus is located.    
  • Now turn around and take the first turn to your right to get into the sigh.    Stroll here along the old, eastern fortification walls of the castle church to the traditional festival area of ​​the red wine festival and stick to the castle church wall.    
  • Return to the starting point of the tour by walking down the fairground on the right and through the gate. Go back to "An der Burgkirche", but this time take the first street on the left. The next possibility, which you have again on the left, use to turn and reach the catholic parish church of St. Michael on the one hand, and the former district court on the other.   
  • From here you can get to the last station, Synagogue Square, in a few minutes.    Now just follow the road in the same direction to the market square and turn sharply left into Stiegelgasse at the fountain.    
  • Follow this until you come to the Jungfernpfad on the left. Here you will find the last stop on the round tour through the old center of Ober-Ingelheim.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Bus connection 612 - direction: Selztalstraße, Ingelheim. Stop "Ober-Ingelheim Breitbachstraße".

Bus connection 643 - direction: Engelstadt. Stop "Ober-Ingelheim Marktplatz".

Bus connection 640 - direction: Schulzentrum, Nieder-Olm. Stop "Ober-Ingelheim Marktplatz".

Note: The Bismarck Tower is unfortunately not accessible by public transport.

Getting there

Follow the signs to Ingelheim-Süd to the Burgkirche.


Parking is available on the rear side of the Burgkirche.


49.963613, 8.063139
49°57'49.0"N 8°03'47.3"E
32U 432807 5535005
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Further historical information is available at

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At each station of the historical tour, there are plans next to the text boards.


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5.2 km
1:23 h
45 m
52 m
Highest point
136 m
Lowest point
92 m
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