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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

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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Cochem

Charming Castles & Vineyards from Mainz

3 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2023
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2829pp
Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date July 2022
8 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4339pp
Basel

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £5429pp
Cochem

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Amster to Basel

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

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Basel to Amster

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

The Beautiful Rhine and Main

1 sailing date November 2021
7 Nights From Frankfurt To Mainz, to Amsterdam
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1049pp
Antwerp

Grand Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date April 2023
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9179pp
Koblenz

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3629pp
Hoorn

Captivating Europe (Southbound)

2 sailing dates July 2022 to April 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £7179pp
Kinderdijk

Legendary Rhine - Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2022
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £7179pp
Strasbourg

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3629pp
Rudesheim

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4199pp
Strasbourg

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3479pp
Strasbourg

Captivating Europe (Northbound)

1 sailing date April 2022
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £8219pp
Rudesheim

Christmas Markets of Europe-Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3899pp
Bamberg

Christmas Markets of Europe -Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date November 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3269pp
Rudesheim

Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Bernkastel

5 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Bernkastel, to Berlin
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2139pp
Frankfurt

Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Berlin

5 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
9 Nights From Berlin, to Bernkastel
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2139pp
Amsterdam

Tulips & the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1999pp

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