Nierstein (Germany)

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Nierstein cruise port

Region
Europe Rivers

Local Time
11:57 17 Nov 2018

Coordinates
49.86594 N, 8.35205 E

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Nierstein is a Rhine River cruise port and town in Rhineland-Palatinate state (Germany), with population around 8,000. The town is located in Rhine-Hesse region, and between Worms and Mainz.

Nierstein (Germany) river cruise port

  • The current town's built over a Roman settlement (named Bauconica Nova). In 742 AD, the town (as Nierstein) was first mentioned in a donation document.
  • The amateur palaeontologists Arnulf (father) and Harald (son) Stapf built the Palaontologisches Museum Nierstein, housing rare footprints of amphibians, reptiles and insects from Permian period (47 million years ago), along with unique fossils from around the world. Since some of these specimens are truly unique, the museum is visited also by many renown international specialists.
  • Town economy's 2nd largest contributor is tourism, mainly cyclists, hikers and day tourists. The town has 7 hotels and over 20 guesthouses, most of which are in renovated wineries.

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