The wine-growing town of Waldalgesheim on top of the hill beside Bingen and at the entrance to the Hunsrück region is more than 1200 years old and is now an up-and-coming residential community that offers excellent opportunities for leisure-time persuits.
Waldalgesheim's fame spread from the end of the
19th century through to 1971 due to its manganese
ore mine. The mine buildings with their
conveyor tower look almost like a palace,
and the mine - known as the "mining palace
in Bingen forest" - is regarded as an industrial
monument of national importance.
A host of very active clubs
and a large number of events, of which many are
held in the "Keltenhalle" built in 1991, ensure
that you soon get to feel at home. Waldalgesheim
has moved with the times - with its transition
from a farming village to a mining village and
now to a residential community with a small
industrial zone. Fruity wines from the Nahe
region and well-kept restaurants leave nothing to be
desired. Genheim, a part of Waldalgesheim, has been
given a new, attractive centerpiece with the newly
converted and rennovated "Alte Schule" (Old Schoolhouse).
A new residential area along the Roman road
will soon link Waldalgesheim with the village of Genheim. Waldalgesheim's town council believes that it is very important to integrate both young and older people. Everyone should feel at home in Waldalgesheim.

Visitor attractions:
Grube Doktor Geier (largest manganese ore mine in
Germany); Celtic jewelry in the town hall;
Genheim's old schoolhouse; Protestant Church in
Genheim; Walking trail with signs offering information on the forest, wine and wild animlas

(approx 3,500 inhabitants, 1,501 ha)

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