Rüdesheim am Rhein
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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.

Niederwalddenkmal

Niederwalddenkmal

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.

Ehrenfels Castle

Ehrenfels Castle

Hike up to Ehrenfels Castle and take in the views from the top. The ruins date back to the thirteenth century.

Eibingen

Eibingen

Eibingen was not always a part of Rüdesheim am Rhein. Today, it houses relics collected by Hildegaard.

Eibingen Abbey

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.

Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett
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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
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Drosselgasse

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.

Rheingau Wine Museum

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!

Planning Your Rüdesheim am Rhein 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.

Getting Around

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    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.

Things to Do in Rüdesheim am Rhein

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What people are saying about Rüdesheim am Rhein

The Rhine river cruise was wonderful, fun, peaceful and great.

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.

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip Reviewed by Beverley, 07/10/2019

Rhine river and scenery were top notch, wine tasting a bit light

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.

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip Reviewed by Neville, 04/23/2017

Great host/driver with awesome views and relaxing day

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.

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip Reviewed by Joseph, 10/04/2018

Amazing trip and our tour guide and bus driver were the best.

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.

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip Reviewed by Shane, 06/20/2016

Great day out, highly recommend. Not really a wine tasting though

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

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip Reviewed by Barton, 08/07/2017