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Fortification of the Burgkirche

Historical Site · Rheinhessen · 127 m · open today
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  • Wehrgang Ober-Ingelheim
    Wehrgang Ober-Ingelheim
    Photo: Rainer Oppenheimer
The all-around accessible main wall was mainly constructed in the 15th century. Its most vulnerable flank at the Mainzer Berg was strengthened by the addition of a Zwinger (inner defence gate). The only entrance (at Grabengasse/Kirchgasse) received an outer gate, a so-called “Barbarkane”. The second, southern breach was created in 1873 and provided access to the vineyards.

The most salient point is the so-called Malakoff tower - formerly the “Alte Wache” (old guard post) with its dungeon. It offers an impressive panorama of still in many aspects late medieval Ober-Ingelheim and the attractive landscape of the lower valley of the Selz. In the old cemetery, which is no longer in use, there is a memorial stone to Dr. Martin Mohr, the democratic member of parliament in St. Paul’s church in Frankfurt in the year 1848. Outside its wall, two obelisks remind of the dead of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870/71 and the First World War.

The idyllic area around the Burgkirche provides ideal scenery for open-air performances and festivals. As part of a guided tour, the battlement around the castle church is accessible, which can be booked at the Tourist Information Ingelheim.

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open today
Open Aug 02, 2021 through Dec 31, 2022 from 00:00–24:00.
The Ober-Ingelheim battlement is only accessible as part of a guided tour, which you can book at the Ingelheim Tourist Information.


49.962869, 8.063161
49°57'46.3"N 8°03'47.4"E
32U 432808 5534922
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City walking tour · Rheinhessen
Historical city tour of Ober-Ingelheim
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.2 km
Duration 1:23 h
Ascent 45 m
Descent 52 m

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.

from Gabriele Kunz,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH

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Fortification of the Burgkirche

Binger Straße 16
55218 Ingelheim am Rhein
Phone (0049) 6132 710 009 200
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