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Mouse Tower, Bingen

Situated on an island in the Rhine, the Neo-Gothic Maüseturm Tower (literally translated as the "Mouse Tower") was built in the 13th century as a lookout for Ehrenfels Castle. Legend has it that the Archbishop of Mainz refused to help poor beggars during times of famine, even though he had plenty of grain reserves. He imprisoned the poor in a barn before setting it on fire and exclaiming: "Do you hear the noise of the mice squeaking? " But at the same time, thousands of rats ran out of the barn on fire and pursued the archbishop to the island opposite Bingen. The archbishop was eaten alive. Built on the same island, the Tower takes its name of "Mouse Tower" from this legend.

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Mouse Tower, Bingen
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