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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

Basel

The Majestic Rhine & Berlin: Basel - Berlin

2 sailing dates June 2023 to August 2023
9 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Berlin
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Strasbourg

Zurich - Lucerne & The Majestic Rhine

2 sailing dates June 2023 to August 2023
10 Nights From Zurich, to Frankfurt
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Berlin

Berlin & The Majestic Rhine: Berlin - Basel

3 sailing dates October 2022 to September 2023
9 Nights From Berlin, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2189pp
Basel

The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne - Zurich

3 sailing dates October 2022 to September 2023
10 Nights From Frankfurt, to Zurich
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2399pp
Vienna

Christmas Markets Prague - Paris

1 sailing date November 2023
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Rudesheim

Jewels of Europe - Prague - Paris

11 sailing dates October 2022 to September 2023
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Würzburg

Jewels of Europe with Prague - Prague - Amsterdam

20 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Jewels of Europe - Paris - Prague

10 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Salzburg

Jewels of Europe - Paris to Budapest

11 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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Rudesheim

Christmas on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Nuremberg

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

5 sailing dates October 2022 to August 2023
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Dürnstein

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

2 sailing dates July 2023 to August 2023
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

1 sailing date July 2023
19 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

3 sailing dates October 2022 to August 2023
14 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
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Koblenz

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

2 sailing dates June 2023 to August 2023
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Frankfurt
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Cochem

Charming Castles & Vineyards from Basel

3 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Mainz
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Mainz

Charming Castles & Vineyards from Frankfurt

3 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2023
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
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Breisach

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Amster to Basel

2 sailing dates December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Basel to Amster

2 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Includes flights and overseas transfers

APT Cruising logo FROM £1639pp
Bratislava

Christmas Markets of Europe-Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3229pp

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