Top attractions in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
The guide was funny and kept us informed and yet allowed for quiet time as well. I would have loved more time of the boat sailing along the Rhine river and not the shopping time at the end of the day. But I loved the day out in the sunshine and I would definitely recommend this trip for those wanting to get out of busy Frankfurt and along the famous and beautiful Rhine River.
Saw some magnificent castles and scenery on the boat trip. Commentary from the guide was excellent also. Wine tasting was a small taste at the end of the tour which was designed to get the taste buds into gear and purchase a bottle or two. Would have been nice to visit an actual vineyard and taste there. Lunch was great located at a very authentic/cultural restaurant.
The only negative I have is that there was no much more than a few drops of 4 wines that we actually were given to taste which was not enough to get a good taste of the wine and flavors, which was disappointing being a wine tasting tour. The trip itself was put together well, we had a few stops and a fun tour guide/driver. Beautiful views of the river/valley.
They picked us up from our hotel lobby right on time and took us to our meeting point. The tour guide was very informative and also quite humorous as well. We had since lunch, wine tasting, and the boat cruise down the Rhein river was absolutely wonderful.
I would have liked the wine tasting to go for longer and to learn more about the local wine. Bigger tasting would be good too. The rest of the day including river cruise and lunch were excellent