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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

Trier

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

4 sailing dates August 2020 to November 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

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Strasbourg

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

20 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

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Koblenz

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

19 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

6 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland

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Amsterdam

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Nuremberg

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

5 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Koln

The Romantic Rhine Valley

1 sailing date August 2021
3 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Strasbourg
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Koln

Holland And The Romantic Rhine Valley

1 sailing date August 2021
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Strasbourg
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Amsterdam

Berlin to Strasbourg

1 sailing date October 2020
17 Nights From Berlin, Germany, to Strasbourg
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Basel

Beethoven Cruise on the Rhine

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

Golf Cruise on the Rhine

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Speyer

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

2 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany

1 sailing date December 2020
6 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Cochem

Roundtrip Strasbourg

14 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Strasbourg

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

51 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Rudesheim

Amsterdam to Basel

2 sailing dates March 2022 to April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Koln

Basel to Amsterdam

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

The Rhine In Flames

2 sailing dates August 2020 to August 2021
4 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Lyon

Rhine & Rhône Revealed-Amsterdam to Port St. Louis

2 sailing dates June 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , St. Louis, France
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