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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

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Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

16 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
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Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

20 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to Cologne
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Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

18 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

Single traveller prices from £1,629

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Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

14 sailing dates April 2019 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Budapest

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

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

Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

4 sailing dates May 2019 to August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Bernkastel

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

14 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

92 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

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

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

36 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Regensburg

Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

1 sailing date May 2020
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Zurich

Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

4 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Paris to Berlin

5 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
23 Nights From Paris, France to , Berlin
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Munich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2020
19 Nights From Munich, to Amsterdam
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Melk

Paris to Budapest

27 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
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Paris to Prague

23 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
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14 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
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Bamberg

Prague to Paris

12 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
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Holland And The Romantic Rhine Valley

1 sailing date May 2019
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Strasbourg
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Breisach

Zurich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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