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"Is it possible to hire bicycles in Ingelheim? If so where?" (posted 07/02/2016)

Hi, yes, you can in Gau-Algesheim Bicycle Schön (http://www.schoen-fahrraeder.de) and rent in the town of Ingelheim eBike. Best regards Schwarzer
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there are Several bicycle rentals in and around Ingelhelm.
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  • Ohrenbrücker Tor
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    Ohrenbrücker Tor

    Ohrenbrücker Tor is the southwestern gate in the city wall of Ingelheim am Rhein.

    Ohrenbrücke is generally accepted to derive from the Obere Brücke (Upper bridge). During the

    Architecture

    The gate comprises two towers and a gothic arch. The northern tower had been reconstructed together with the arch in the middle of the 20th century. It is assumed that at the top of the two of the towers, a slender upright spires at the top of their buttress existed. The gate was equipped with a machicolation above the arch. Both towers are decorated with Lombard bands.

  • Aula regia
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    Aula regia

    An aula regia (lat. for "royal castle", "residenz" or "columned hall"), also referred to as a "palas hall", is a name given to the great hall in an imperial or royal palace or Pfalz. In the Middle Ages the term was also used as a synonym for the Pfalz itself.

    An example of a surviving, former Visigothic aula regia is the church of Santa María del Naranco near Oviedo, built around 850 as an aula regia for Ramiros I There is also an aula regia in the Palace of Aachen. The royal hall of the Kaiserpfalz at Ingelheim has been digitally reconstructed. The architectural prototype for all of them was the Basilica of Constantine in Trier.

    The reception room in the Domus Flavia, the palace of Domitian on the Palatine Hill in Rome, is also called the Aula Regia.



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Ingelheim am Rhein Overview

Ingelheim am Rhein is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate on the western shore of the Rhine river. See the ruins of the Imperial Palace, built by Charlemagne and his successors in 785 A.D. Ingelheim is famous for its annual Red Wine Festival and Carnival-season festivities. It provides an ideal location from which to cruise the Rhine, visit Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide), or tour some of the numerous recreational destinations in the area. We feature two spacious well-furnished vacation apartments on the outskirts of town, within a short distance—by foot or bicycle—of the vineyards and the Rhine itself.

Ingelheim am Rhein is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany on the Rhine's west bank. The town calls itself the Rotweinstadt (Red Wine Town) and since 1996 it has been Mainz-Bingen's district seat.

Ingelheim am Rhein lies in the north of Rhenish Hesse, on the so-called Rhine Knee, west of the state capital, Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide). The Rhine forms the town's northern limit. Southwards, the town stretches into the valley of the river Selz, which empties into the Rhine in the constituent community of Ingelheim-Nord (North). The constituent communities of Ingelheim-Mitte and Ingelheim-Süd (Middle and South) are nestled against the corner of the so-called Mainzer Berg (Mainz Mountain).

Neighbouring municipalities

Clockwise from the north, these are Geisenheim, Oestrich-Winkel (Oestrich-Winkel vacation rentals | Oestrich-Winkel travel guide) on the Rhine's right bank, and on the left bank Heidesheim am Rhein, Wackernheim (Wackernheim vacation rentals | Wackernheim travel guide) (both belonging to the Verbandsgemeinde of Heidesheim am Rhein), the Verbandsgemeinde of Nieder-Olm, Schwabenheim, Gau-Algesheim (both belonging to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gau-Algesheim) and Bingen (Bingen vacation rentals | Bingen travel guide) am Rhein.

Climate

The town lies in the temperate zone. The average yearly temperature in Ingelheim is 9.8 °C. The warmest months are July and August with average temperatures of 18.0 and 18.5 °C respectively, and the coldest month is January at 1.0 °C on average. The most precipitation falls in June and August with an average of 64 mm, and the least in March with an average of 31 mm. Like all Rhenish Hesse, Ingelheim, too, is sheltered from the weather by the the Hunsrück, the Taunus, the Odenwald and the Donnersberg, thereby limiting the yearly precipitation to only 560 mm.

Things to See

There is in Ingelheim a well developed Carnival culture, which admittedly is very much under the Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide) Carnival's influence. All together, the town counts four Carnival clubs:

  • Carneval-Verein Wäschbächer 1885
  • Carnevalverein Frei-Weinheim
  • Ingelheimer Carnevalverein
  • Narrenclub Ingelheim 1987 (Fools' Club)

The Museum bei der Kaiserpfalz (Museum at the Imperial Palace) has an exhibit dedicated to the Imperial Palace built in Ingelheim after 785 by Charlemagne. On show are small archaeological finds, objects from architectural sculpture and a demonstrative model of the once imposing building. Remnants of the Imperial Palace can be seen right near the museum. Of Europe-wide importance is the golden solidus found in 1996, which is hitherto still the only gold coin ever found struck with Charlemagne's effigy.

The town has at its disposal a range of historical buildings worth seeing:
  • Burgkirche
  • Ober-Ingelheim Old Town Hall
  • Evangelical Church, built in 997 as Saint Peter's Chapel of the Imperial Palace
  • Uffhubtor
  • Selztaldom (Selz Valley Cathedral)
  • Saint Remigius's Church (Cath.) with Sebastian Münster (Münster vacation rentals | Münster travel guide) statue
  • Aula Regia at Charlemagne's Imperial Palace
  • Malakoff tower
  • Ohrenbrückertor
  • Bismarck Tower
  • St. Michael with Plague Cross
  • Carolingian aqueduct
  • Heidesheimer Tor (gate)
  • Bismarck Tower
  • Ohrenbrückertor (gate)
  • Jewish graveyard
  • Old market hall in Nieder-Ingelheim

Parks

  • Kommerzienrat-Boehringer-Anlage
  • Emmerlingscher Park
  • Rosengärtchen
  • Uffhubtor-Anlage

Drifting chalk sands and dunes

In the cadastral areas of Nieder-Ingelheim and Frei-Weinheim, mainly north of the Autobahn along Konrad-Adenauer-Straße, but also south of the Autobahn – even within the Boehringer Ingelheim industrial lands – are found drifting chalk sands. Likewise a deposit is to be found in the area of the Griesmühle (mill). These formations are under conservational protection under the Rhineland-Palatinate State Care Law. Damaging them or removing them, among other acts, is considered an incompensable encroachment on nature and the landscape. Municipal building uses in drifting chalk sand areas are therefore routinely excluded or only approved in very special cases. Two such exceptions were the building of Konrad-Adenauer-Straße (from the Autobahn bridge to Rheinstraße) and the building of the daycare center on Sporkenheimer Straße.

Regular events

  • Since 1972 there has been a yearly folk music event, the Eurofolkfestival Ingelheim, on the Burgkirche Fairgrounds. It is said to be one of the successor festivals to the famous Waldeck-Festivals. A great number of the visitors are people from the hippie culture and youths from the local area and from throughout Germany. The number of visitors varies from 2,000 to 3,000. It is usually held between mid-June and mid-July and always lasts from Friday to Sunday. Out of the Eurofolkfestival grew the OpenOhr Festival (a youth cultural festival) in Mainz in 1974 and 1975.
  • Hafenfest auf der Jungau (Harbour Festival on the Jungau), each year in early August.
  • Ingelheimer Rotweinfest (Ingelheim Red Wine Festival) on the Burgkirche Fairgrounds, is held each year from the last weekend in September to the first weekend in October.
  • Kerb in Groß-Winternheim (kermis, or church consecration festival), second weekend in September
  • Internationale Tage (International Days), each year since 1959.
  • Umsonst-und-drinnen, international music festival for new blood groups.
  • Kinderfest der DPSG Ingelheim (Ingelheim DPSG Children's Festival), each year on Ascension Day since 1969 on the Jungau in Frei-Weinheim.
  • Entekerb (Harvest Kermis), in October in Frei-Weinheim.
  • Altstadtfest (Old Town Festival), second weekend in August, staged by NCI
  • Fest der Generationen, second Saturday in September around the old Gymnasium, staged by the MütZe

Common welfare

The MütZe (Mothers' and Families' Centre, with the abbreviation resembling the word Mütze – cap) is to be found at the old Gymnasium. The MütZe takes upon itself a generation-spanning exchange for all Ingelheim residents. A babysitter exchange, handicraft classes, breakfast and lunch, housework and holiday support are regularly offered, as well as courses and events covering every family theme from babies to health to creativity.

In Ingelheim there are also a House of Youth (Haus der Jugend, although this is soon to become a shopping centre and will be replaced with another House of Youth) and a Mehrgenerationshaus.

Regional Rhenish-Hessian specialities are asparagus and morello cherries (a cultivar of sour cherries).

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More about the History of Ingelheim am Rhein

The Ingelheim area was already settled in prehistoric times. The place first earned itself particular importance, though, only under Charlemagne and his successors. Charlemagne had the Ingelheim Imperial Palace (Ingelheimer Kaiserpfalz) built here, where synods and Imperial diets were held in the time that followed. His son and successor, Emperor Louis the Pious, died on 20 June 840 in Ingelheim. In the High and Late Middle Ages, the Palatinate's, and thereby also Ingelheim's, importance shrank. For German justice history, the Ingelheimer Oberhof (Oberhof vacation rentals | Oberhof travel guide) (Ingelheim Upper Court) is of particular importance, as a unique collection of judgments from the 15th and 16th centuries that it handed down has been preserved. In 1939, the formerly self-administering municipalities of Nieder-Ingelheim, Ober-Ingelheim and Frei-Weinheim were merged into the Town of Ingelheim am Rhein.

Burgkirche – Castle Church – the town's landmark From the Second World War, Ingelheim emerged as the only unscathed town between Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide) and Koblenz (Koblenz vacation rentals | Koblenz travel guide). Today, Ingelheim is a middle centre in Rhineland-Palatinate, a Great District-Bound Town (Große kreisangehörige Stadt – a status deriving from the Rhineland-Palatinate Municipal Order) and the seat of district administration for Mainz-Bingen.

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Ingelheim am Rhein is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate on the western shore of the Rhine river. See the ruins of the Imperial Palace, built by Charlemagne and his successors in 785 A.D. Ingelheim is famous for its annual Red Wine Festival and Carnival-season festivities. It provides an ideal location from which to cruise the Rhine, visit Frankfurt, or tour some of the numerous recreational destinations in the area. We feature two spacious well-furnished vacation apartments on the outskirts of town, within a short distance—by foot or bicycle—of the vineyards and the Rhine itself.

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