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.


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

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.

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.

Photo: nikoretro @Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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.

Photo: Thomas Depenbusch@ flickr (CC BY 2.0)


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

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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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.

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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

Would have had a senior discount if bought on site. Great cruise!

We really enjoyed the cruise to Boppard & back to Mainz. Bought tickets on line, but they only offer senior discounts if the tickets are bought at their ticket booth before boarding the boat. Would have liked to have gotten off and visited St. Goar or Rudesheim, but there was only one boat scheduled to return to Mainz in the same day. Maybe I will take the train back next time. Only negative comment was that the lady at the ticket booth in Mainz was not interested in answering an of our questions; was abrupt and unfriendly. Not a good representative of the company, since the boat staff were wonderful! Thank you for a memorable trip!
KD RhinePass - Rhine River Cruise Full-Day Pass Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/23/2016

Wonderful day from Rudesheim to Boppard and return

Great trip, good value. Efficient nice crews. Downside limited only to food, on our vesseln would recomment to eat ashore.
KD RhinePass - Rhine River Cruise Full-Day Pass Reviewed by Lawrence, 09/20/2016

Great trip...good service on board, lovely views...only pr

Only problem...ticket office at Bingen would not accept the vouchers...had no idea what they were. After 15 minutes of perusing them, we finally just went to the boat and handed one to the ticket collector ( who was fine...with a queue of 30 people behind us, just as well...). Perhaps you need to look at your operating procedures?
KD RhinePass - Rhine River Cruise Full-Day Pass Reviewed by Margot, 08/08/2016

Great day on the Rhine despite the weather

We booked this day pass on line and it worked like a dream. The KD line was very efficient and informative on our trip from Mainz to Boppard. Although it rained all the way, we sat down in the lounge and watched the scenery pass a buy. We had lunch on board the boat and it was very good. The staff were excellent.

A fantastic day out, pity about the morning fog!

The whole day was wonderful, although due to the floods we had been advised at the ticket office that the boat may not be able to land passengers at all the stated stop off points. The morning started very foggy, I mean so bad you could not see Koln Cathederal from the boat! This is June 2016, it is supposed to be summer but every river from the Rhine to the Seine is suffering, along with the towns, cities and people who live beside the water! The waiters and staff were great and despite the increasing heat, after the fog had burned back, kept their sense of humour. Then came the thunderstorm! It had followed our return trip downstream, but it could not dampen a brilliant day out.
KD RhinePass - Rhine River Cruise Full-Day Pass Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/07/2016

Rüdesheim am Rhein
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