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Holidays to Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim am Rhein is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Swathes of vineyards dotted with slate outcrops form a fascinating cultivated landscape just waiting to be explored. This picturesque town is an ideal base from which to venture out into the romantic valley of the Rhine and the Rheingau countryside, where you‘ll discover a wealth of historical legacies packed into a relatively small area.

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Header photo: Kertzscher © Deutschland abgelichtet

There are many ways to see the scenic landscape around Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen: an unforgettable riverboat cruise passing castles, palaces and medieval towns, leisurely walks through vineyards and forests, or a trip by cable car and chair lift to the Niederwald monument. A visit to Rüdesheim would not complete without stopping at the famous Drosselgasse, a popular rendezvous both for locals and for international guests. Its cosy courtyards offer live music and dancing every day from April to December.

The tradition of wine-making in Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen goes back thousands of years, so it‘s no surprise that the area has an excellent reputation for producing fine wines. Vineyard walks, wine festivals, the Magic Bike rally, the famous Rhine in Flames fireworks and the Christmas Market of the Nations in the old quarter are all wonderful ways to experience the Rhineland lifestyle in Rüdesheim.

What to do

  • Eagle Tower
  • Benedictine Abbey of St Hildegard
  • Toy & Railway Museum
  • Drosselgasse
  • Asbach Brandy Visitor Centre
  • Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas Shop
  • Cable Car
  • Chair Lift
  • River Cruises
  • Winegrower’s Express


Arrival Airport: Frankfurt |  Transfer Time from airport: 1 hour 25 mins (rail) / 45 mins (driving)  | 560km from Calais

(Information is approximate and subject to change / rail transfers are not always direct and may involve changing trains).

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