Wilhelm, we want to buy all the way to the Rhine! ”Said Caroline von Erlanger (born von Bernus, 1843-1918) to her husband Wilhelm (1834-1909). The wealthy Nieder-Ingelheim couple extended their property from Binger Straße to the riverbank and had the expensive Rheinklause built there in 1893. The hermitage, although technically state-of-the-art, was intended to be a reminder of the European Middle Ages with its cross vaults, massive ironwork and knight paintings. The von Erlanger family used the building with the surrounding park as a pleasant retreat with a view of the "Father Rhine" - this was where friends could celebrate, swim and row.