In 1998 Bingen opened the Historisches Museum am Strom – Hildegard von Bingen as the climax of a year of celebrations commemorating “900 years of Hildegard”. The permanent exhibitions are devoted to St. Hildegard of Bingen, Bingen’s unique set of Roman surgical instruments as well as various aspects of Rhine Romanticism
With the Hildegard jubilee in 1998, the Historical Museum on the River - Hildegard von Bingen, the former electricity generating station on the bank of the Rhine River, opened its doors. There is a large department dedicated to Hildegard, the universal scholar and theologist. The museum offers something very special: a complete set of surgical instruments from the Roman days, discovered during renovation work in Bingen. A further department focuses on the Rhine Romantic epoch. In a unique way, the 200-year epoch is illustrated using, among other things, prints, paintings, and furniture from the period.