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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

Bamberg

Jewels of Europe with Ancient Empires of Greece

1 sailing date May 2021
21 Nights From Athens (Piraeus), Greece, to Amsterdam
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Cochem

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

10 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2022
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

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Strasbourg

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Amsterdam to Basel

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

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Bonn

Yuletide Markets River

2 sailing dates January 2021 to February 2021
4 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Amsterdam To Frankfurt

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Frankfurt
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Vienna

Prague to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
23 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Frankfurt to Amsterdam

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam
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Rhine, Main & Danube

4 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Basel

The Glacier Express and Sounds of the 60s and 70s

1 sailing date October 2021
11 Nights From Geneva, Switzerland, to Amsterdam
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Sounds of the 60s on the Rhine

2 sailing dates September 2021 to October 2021
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Heidelberg

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

13 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Regensburg

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

2 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
26 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Tulips & the Rhine -Basel To Amsterdam

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

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Cochem

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

12 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

16 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Heidelberg

The Majestic Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

1 sailing date August 2021
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Zurich
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Paris

Jewels of Europe - Budapest to Paris

8 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to France , Paris
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Prague

Paris to Prague

9 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
20 Nights From Paris, France to , Prague
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Miltenberg

Jewels of Europe with Prague & Paris

7 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
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