Built in Ingelheim in the 8th century, the Imperial Palace is one of the most important examples of early and high medieval architecture in Europe and an outstanding example of the imitation of ancient forms in the time of Charlemagne. Karl's biographer Einhard put the Ingelheim Imperial Palace next to the Palatinate in Nijmegen and the Marienkapelle in Aachen in the series of his most important construction projects. The impressive remains of this palace architecture shape the image of the Saalgebietes to the present day and the Palatinate is one of the best-researched of the early Middle Ages.
Ingelheim the city of red wine - also this statement and praise owes Ingelheim the great emperor. He realized that the soil, the mild climate and the many sunny days around his Imperial Palatinate grow particularly good wines and ordered the cultivation of the Burgundy vine. Since that time Ingelheim is famous for its excellent Pinot Noir. But the Frühburgunder and other red and white grape varieties are enjoying increasing popularity.
A wide range of cycle paths, the predicate hiking trail "Hiwweltour Bismarckturm", events in all areas and of course the quaint wine yards make Ingelheim an interesting and lovable city.