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Rudesheim River Cruises

About Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim lies at the southern end of the Rhine Valley within the German state of Hesse and is situated at the foot of the impressive Niederwald monument on the east bank of the Rhine River. Prominently a wine-making district, Rüdesheim is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural significance within Germany. Officially referred to as Rüdesheim am Rhein, the area was originally settled by the Celts before the Romans pushed through the region shortly after. The Romans preceded the Alamanni, who in turn preceded the Franks, whose influence can still be seen in modern maps of the region. Rüdesheim has a long and intriguing history that can be uncovered through the various significant cultural and historical landmarks situated throughout the city.

Exploring Rüdesheim

Visitors to Rüdesheim am Rhein are greeted by the majestic River Rhine and the idyllic surrounding areas. Some of the city’s hiking trails are also useful for river cruise visitors they are as alternative routes leading through the city’s metropolitan region and past such landmarks as Ehrenfels Castle and the Niederwalddenkmal monument.

Rüdeheim boasts a selection of remarkable buildings and castles, each with their own unique architecture and fascinating history. Built in the 10th century, Brömserburg Castle is the oldest castle on the Rhine and is now home to a fabulous wine museum. Elsewhere, the Drosselgasse is also one of the area’s most popular sites, originally built in the 15th century at the heart of the city’s old town to assist boat owners with moving items from the river to their homes; it is now where you’ll find an abundance of bustling bars and restaurants with tremendous entertainment featuring live bands and DJs.

The city is also home to a selection of compelling and sometimes alarming museums. One of Rüdesheim’s most chilling exhibitions is the Medieval Torture Museum, which houses a range of disturbing torture devices used throughout European history. Other interesting local museums include the Rheingauer Weinmuseum Bromserburg, which celebrates the city’s eminent history of wine production, the Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett, a quirky exhibition displaying a range of data-storing and self-playing instruments, as well as the Asbach Distillery, where German brandy has been produced for over 100 years.

Rüdesheim tips

Drosselgasse is an attractive street of restaurants and the place to be if you have time to enjoy something to eat while in Rüdesheim.

Rudesheim Itineraries

Nuremberg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

12 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

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Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

18 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to Cologne
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Bernkastel

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

16 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Amsterdam

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

11 sailing dates September 2019 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Koln

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

6 sailing dates August 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

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Rudesheim

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

1 sailing date August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

10 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Basel

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

64 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Würzburg

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates August 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam

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Heidelberg

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

69 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Speyer

Amsterdam to Vienna

2 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
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Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Nuremberg

Jewels of Central Europe - Remich to Budapest

5 sailing dates September 2019 to September 2020
14 Nights From Remich, Luxembourg, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Frankfurt

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden

12 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
11 Nights From Baden-Baden, to Frankfurt
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Frankfurt to Baden-Baden

10 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Baden-Baden
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Strasbourg

The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2020
12 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
12 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Miltenberg

Imperial Europe - Vienna to Amsterdam

1 sailing date November 2020
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
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Grand Cruise of the Rhine Moselle and Main

1 sailing date October 2019
14 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2020
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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