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Top 7 Things to Do Rüdesheim am Rhein
Located in the Rhine River gorge, Rüdesheim am Rhein is a picturesque German winemaking town, complete with narrow cobblestone alleys and timber-framed taverns. Here are the top 7 delights to discover for yourself.
Visit the impressive monument of Niederwalddenkmal and commemorate the foundation of a united Germany. Afterwards, take a stroll of the Rhine river, which is just next to the hill that hosts Niederwald.
2. Ehrenfels Castle
Hike up to Ehrenfels Castle and take in the views from the top. The ruins date back to the thirteenth century.
Eibingen was not always a part of Rüdesheim am Rhein. Today, it houses relics collected by Hildegaard.
4. Eibingen Abbey
Run by nuns in Eibingen, you can visit the Abbey and stroll the beautiful grounds as you admire the 12th century home of Hildegard von Bingen.
5. Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett
At Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, musical instruments come to life all on their own... well, thanks to a little tech help. After you've serenaded yourself, roam the charming narrow streets of the village and enjoy a glass of local wine.
Drosselgasse is a popular and bustling locale. Take a seat and enjoy the region's wine as you people watch in this scenic German neighborhood.
7. Rheingau Wine Museum
No visit to the Rhinelands would be complete without a little tour of its history. We recommend the wine museum, which gets to the good stuff right away. Learn about the region's wines!
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Planning Your Visit
Seasonal attractions in Rüdesheim am Rhein
In early summertime, Rüdesheim am Rhein hosts a wine festival. Part of the festival includes a coronation of the wine Queen and her princesses. The spectacle is a part of local history and is best enjoyed with a glass of Rüdesheimer Riesling in hand.
Walk around to take in the historic sights and lush scenery. Alternatively, there are city trains that will make any commute quicker. Taxis available for hire can also serve your transportation needs while you stay in Rüdesheim am Rhein. Lastly, the most luxurious way to see the city has to be a boat cruise.
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- The best time to visit Rüdesheim am Rhein is the summer time. You'll be able to enjoy long days of sunshine along the Rhine river. The winters can be quite icy, and sipping Riesling is much more fun in the sun! Late May to early September are the warmest months in the year.
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What people are saying about Rüdesheim am Rhein
Read the description carefully. I did this trip in off season when the tour boats in the Middle Rhine do not run so using a tour company insured that I had a spot on one of the few boats that were running. The bus transport meant that I could view everything, which from a train is not possible due to tunnels and speed. Yes, you can do it more cheaply, yes there is some repetition up and down the road, but the scenery made it worth it. Our guide Michael was super friendly and told lots of bad jokes about his wife (who wasn’t there to defend herself) but you know the type, just roll with it and you’ll have some fun. I don’t drink alcohol so the wine tasting was lost on me but others seemed to enjoy it.
A great day, as described. Lunch was good, wine tasting brief & no pressure to purchase. The boat cruise was lovely and our guide was informative and entertaining.
It was a nice and scenic boat cruise with lunch and wine tasting included. The guide was friendly and informative. I enjoyed the day trip.
I highly recommend it! The guide was fantastic and the tour was beautiful!!!
Wonderful guide. Informative. Meal was good. Small group. Loved it.