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The Mouse Tower (Mäuseturm)

The Mouse Tower (Mäuseturm)
The Mouse Tower on the Rhine

The Mouse Tower is a stone tower on a small island in the Rhine, outside Bingen. The Romans were the first to build a structure on this site. It later became part of Franconia, and it fell and had to be rebuilt many times.

According to legend, Hatto II restored the tower and stayed there sometimes when he visited the town, because he felt relatively safe there. A sudden illness forced him to stay on the island, where he was said to have been attacked by thousands of mice and died soon afterwards in Bingen in 970. Since then the tower has been known as the Mouse Tower.

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"I'm thinking of coming to the Mouse Tower with my school group of about 25 people. Would it be possible for us to schedule a tour? Thank you." (posted 01/09/2017)

Regarding the "Mouse Tower", the "Tourist Information" in Bingen certainly can help you and also can arrange a tour. The "Mouse Tower" is a former toll station, which was a customs station in the Middle Ages and has been for probably built. He stands on a small island in the middle of the Rhine and is located where the Rhine had the narrowest point - now but rocks have been blown away and this place is wider. - The name is "the Binger Loch" .... So, please contact the Tourist Information Bingen.
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 01/14/2017
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