Riverside walks at the Rüdesheim am Rhein, 05/26/2019
It was the town where I stayed the longest on my European trip. Was it that of my preconceived notion toward Germany being stable and relaxed not dynamic like Spain or Italy? Widely covered fields of wine made me the impression stronger. And the series of towns located from the riverside to the hillside seems to make visitors naturally romantic. The reason why I visited Rüdesheim am Rhein was to search for the trace of a unique woman in the Middle Ages. Hildegard of Bingen (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis; 1098 – 17 September 1179) left a variety of works as a writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, and doctor. The Monastery of Hildegard seems to serve as a core for spirituality and local economy with this village. Especially wine and the monastery seems to be the pride of this town. Three charms that I picked. 1)The scenery of village in the lowlands formed along the Rhine River, 2) the vineyards covering the wide highlands, and 3) the monastery nestled above, looking like the guardians and temples of this village.