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Ruedesheim am Rhein is a real "Must-See-Tourist-trap" in the Rhine-valley and Drosselgasse is the most famous street with extremely high prices...
BUT it is also a nice place to walk through and take a look at the special and fancy wooden facades of the buildings there. In order to drink a glass of wine you can still go to another part of town, that is a lot less crowded by busloads of tourists singing "Warum ist es am Rhein so schön..." ( Tell me, why is it sooo beautiful along the river Rhine..??)
Ruedesheim is in the federal district of Hessen, that reaches for just a few km also to the Rhine-valley at Ruedesheim.
On a hill on top of Ruedesheim, you will see Niederwald Denkmal , erected 1877 ?1883, and 38 meters high.
The monument is a symbol of the re-establishment of the German Kaiser Reich after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 ? 1871 which led to the unification of Germany under Prussian hegemony as an imperial monarchy.
The main sculpture is Germania, the classical mythic female figure representing Germany. In her raised, extended right hand is the Imperial Crown.
You may get to the Niederwald Heights walking, by car, or by cable car from Ruedesheim and Assmannshausen and also the small road-train will take you there.
Broemserhof / Broemser Manor is a lovely castle, dating back to the 15th till 17th century.
Once it was the castle of the knights Broemser von Ruedesheim, TODAY it is a museum of mechanical music-instruments.
This is an interesting building, with a great half-timbered facade, that you should not miss - it is just a few meters off the end of Drosselgasse.
Many of the hotels in Ruedesheim are pretty close to the train-line and sleeping might be impossible most of the night !!
Directions: Ruedesheim am Rhein is at the right bank of the river Rine and opposite of Bingen. You may take the carferry there - the next bridge is at Mainz, in a distance of 60km upstream.
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