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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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5 sailing dates June 2019 to May 2020
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