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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

Rudesheim

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

9 sailing dates April 2020 to November 2021
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Koln

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

10 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to Cologne

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Rudesheim

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

10 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
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Rudesheim

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

11 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Bratislava

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

4 sailing dates May 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

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Bratislava

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2020
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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
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Basel

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55 sailing dates July 2020 to December 2021
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Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

90 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2021
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Budapest

Cruising the Legendary Rivers of Europe-NGC Expert

1 sailing date September 2020
17 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to France , Paris

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Cruising the Legendary Rivers of Europe-NGC Expert

1 sailing date September 2020
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris

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Lucerne

Rhine -Switzerland Basel to Amsterdam-NGC Expert

1 sailing date July 2020
11 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam

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1 sailing date September 2020
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1 sailing date September 2020
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1 sailing date April 2021
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Rhine River-Basel to Amsterdam-National Geographic

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

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Koln

Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps from Amsterdam

18 sailing dates March 2021 to December 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Rudesheim

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14 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2021
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Boppard

Castles along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel

26 sailing dates March 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Amsterdam

Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps (Christmas)- Amsterdam

16 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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