The Chapel of St. Rochus, Bingen

St. Rochuskapelle, Bingen
The Chapel of St. Rochus, Bingen

The chapel of St. Rochus is an important place of pilgrimage. The Rochusberg

pilgrimage achieved literary fame through the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The original building was erected in response to the devastating plague epidemic of 1666. It was destroyed in 1795, only to be rebuilt in 1814 following an outbreak of typhus in Bingen. After this new chapel was struck by lightning in 1889, it was replaced by a new building in the elaborate, neo-gothic style.


Open daily from 10am to 5pm


Annual procession on the first Sunday afterAugust 16th in honour of St. Rochus the plague saint.