"On the Rhine in Rudesheim" Top 5 Page for this destination Rüdesheim am Rhein by shrimp56

Rüdesheim am Rhein Travel Guide: 180 reviews and 325 photos

Rudesheim is small town overrun by tourists, yet ... it is a very easy way to get a bit of the Middle Rhine in a daytrip from the Frankfurt area. The main street, Drosselgasse is full of Rhine kitsch and beer gardens, but if you can look past those there is a great deal of charm to be found!
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Other than the town there is the tram to the Niederwald Monument starring a large statue of Germania, hiking trails in the Niederwald itself and the possibility of a cruise on the Rhine.
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So overlook the touristic aspects and enjoy the many sides of the Middle Rhein.

A boat trip on the Rhine will reveal 2 aspects of the region -- ruined castles and vineyards. One of the amazing things about this area of the Rheingau is the vineyards clinging to the hillsides. See the tips and travelogue for more information!

Taking the Seilbahn to the Niederwald Monument area provides views, entertainment and good toilets! [As with most public toilets there is a charge ranging from 20 euro cents to 1 euro. It's a good idea to keep coins around for this purpose!]

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Charming town, ruined castles, vineyards and forests! Plenty to see and do.
  • Cons:Too much tourist kitsch, as well as too many tourists!
  • In a nutshell:Worth the trip for the river, the wine and the Niederwald!
  • Last visit to Rüdesheim am Rhein: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 20, 2005
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Love all those Castle's that are in this area!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Great tips, will come in handy when I go there ;-)

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2005 at 2:45 PM

    Ruedesheim is a beautiful place, but as you metionned, there are too many tourists! I liked a lot Niederwalddenkmal and walking there around.

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2005 at 7:03 AM

    "sleep where you sip"! Why drink and walk! :-)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2005 at 8:07 AM

    Yes, it looks like the place has been spruced up for the tourists, but it sure looks nice! Great page.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2005 at 2:44 PM

    A great page & lovely pics, Sally ! Ruedesheim can be a touristtrap at many places, BUT it is also a really great & interesting place as well !!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2005 at 4:40 AM

    Well, now I see what a lovely page has become of it - well done, Sally, great pictures and truly helpful tips! Cheers!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2005 at 1:08 PM

    Hi Sally, just checking out your new Rüdesheim page. (I DID warn you about this place, didn't I?) Glad you had a Rhine River cruise and saw some castles! And tried the local wine. Cheers, Don

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2005 at 11:19 AM

    Hi, Sally, thanks for another great page about your splendid travel experience in Father Rhine valley...

  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 10:07 AM

    CHARM! Who wants charm? I want kitsch & biergartens!! ;-D Welcome back, Sally - gorgeous photos!! :)

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