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View of Bingen from above, the Rhine and vineyards in the background
©Stadt Bingen, Foto Torsten Silz

Studying in Bingen

Bingen offers you 2 degree programmes in English at 1 higher education institution.

The small town of Bingen is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. While the Rhine promenade invites you to linger, the numerous wine festivals and events guarantee a good mood – and all of this in a half-timbered idyll and a picturesque landscape. By the way, you can also explore the impacts of the polymath Hildegard von Bingen in the city.

A tip if you just arrived in Bingen: hike up the city's local hill, the Rochusberg. It's a strenuous 40-minute hike, but from the top, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the town and be in the middle of nature.

You'll have plenty of nature in Bingen – the traditional nightlife tends to be found in other towns; Bingen, with a population of not quite 30,000, is more leisurely. Nevertheless, the people on the Rhine are known for their love of partying. Be sure to stop by one of the many wine festivals in the area! If you want to go clubbing, you should better go to the nearby larger cities like Mainz and Wiesbaden. These as well as Frankfurt am Main can be reached quickly by train or car.

Bingen has a lively city centre and you can take a relaxing stroll through the old streets and squares with their historic buildings and find a café to simply chat with friends. Salzstraße was once home to particularly wealthy salt merchants, and its historic buildings are still worth seeing. You should also take a look at the old villas on Mainzer Straße; wine merchants used to live here.

Life in Bingen

26,000 residents

  • High-speed train connections

    Mainz train station in 26 km distance

  • International airport

    Frankfurt airport in 49 km distance

  • Coast

    North Sea in 350 km distance

  • Mountain range

    Hunsrück in 40 km distance

  • Other countries

    France in 100 km distance

  • Attractions within 100 km

    • Mouse Tower in close vicinity

    • Lorelei rock formation in 23 km distance

1 higher education institution in Bingen

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Subject groups of degree programmes in Bingen

There is a wide range of degree programmes in Bingen. Here you can see the main subject groups. Currently, degree programmes in Bingen are mainly offered in the subject group Engineering Sciences, followed by Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Medicine, Health Sciences. Find out more information here about the subject groups and degree programmes offered in Germany.
  • 2

    Agricultural and Forest Sciences

  • 0

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 6

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences

  • 0

    Art, Music, Design

  • 0

    Language and Cultural Studies

  • 2

    Medicine, Health Sciences

  • 1

    Economic Sciences, Law

  • 21

    Engineering Sciences

  • 0

    Teaching Degrees

Cheerful people at the Kulturuferfest Festival on the Rhine
©Stadt Bingen, Foto Rudolf Uhrig

Lively festivals at the Rhine’s riverbanks

One of the oldest stone bridges in Germany, the Drusus Bridge spans the Nahe River; one of its pillars contains a chapel.

The climate here on the Rhine is mild and sunny – which is not only perfect if you want to enjoy time outdoors, but also for wine growing. Bingen lies at the intersection of four wine-growing regions, at the confluence of the Nahe and Rhine rivers. It stretches picturesquely along the banks of the Rhine. Discover a variety of local grapes at wine tastings or in the Rhine-Hessian Straußenwirtschaften (informal eateries) and vinotheques.

From Bingen, exploring the Rhine Valley is simple. You can do this actively by hiking or cycling – or, if you prefer a more leisurely pace, go on one of the boats and enjoy the view from the water.

In town, you will repeatedly encounter the saint and abbess Hildegard von Bingen, the city's most prominent daughter and one of the most impressive women of the Middle Ages. The healer and scholar is known for her holistic approach to medicine and is considered by some to be an early champion of women's rights. Learn more about the real person in Bingen's Museum am Strom. This museum is located on Bingen's Kulturufer, one of the most beautiful riverside promenades on the Rhine. Here you can replenish energy for your next seminar paper and relax in colourfully planted parks, have something to eat or just look out over the Rhine. Leisure boats also leave from the Kulturufer to the Middle Rhine Valley or to Koblenz or Mainz.

The university of applied sciences in Bingen is small and allows you to study technical and scientific subjects in a very personal atmosphere. Here, too, you can catch a great view over the Rhine Valley – especially the cafeteria in the Hermann-Hoepke-Technikum offers magnificent views.

A young woman walks through the city
A young woman walks through the cityJan von Allwörden / DAAD

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