Rüdesheim am Rhein

Vineyards in Rudesheim am Rhein
Vineyards in Rudesheim am Rhein

If you’ve a penchant for fine wines you’re sure to adore the charming city of Rudesheim. Situated at the foot of gorgeous, lush-green Taunus Mountains in the southern region of Germany’s UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley, Rudesheim is surrounded by huge vineyards and considered the centre of the Rhine’s world-renowned wine industry.

Various types of red, white and sparkling wine are produced in this picturesque region, many of which you can sample at the welcoming taverns and bars in the centre of Rudesheim. The 15th century cobbled street of Drosselgasse – often described as the ‘merriest street in the world’ – is the place to be to try the finest local tipples and traditional culinary treats while soaking up the city’s friendly atmosphere. Wine lovers won’t want to miss the fascinating wine museum at Brömerburg Castle – one of the oldest castles in the Middle Rhine region – too.

There’s much more to Rudesheim than just delicious wines though. This remarkably well-preserved historic city harbours beginnings dating back to the Middle Ages and boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage. A number of centuries-old monuments and structures dotted around the city highlight Rudesheim’s extensive history, including the medieval half-timbered houses of the old town; the 15th century gothic tower of Adlerturm, which was originally part of the old city wall; and the aristocratic residences of Oberstraße.

The Niederwald Temple and Monument is possibly the city’s most iconic site. Presenting unspoilt views of the Rhine Valley, it’s no wonder this was a favourite spot for famed artists, writers and composers including Beethoven, Goethe and Brentano. Accessed via cable car or a relaxing walk through the vineyards, Niederwald is well worth a visit to take in the stunning surrounding scenery.

Cruises to Rüdesheim am Rhein

Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2103

 Cologne
Brabant
Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Scenic views into Wachau valley, Danube river Scenic views into Wachau valley, Danube river

Historic Voyage from the Danube to the Rhine • R2109

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 24 Jun 2021
13 nights
  • Sailing to scenic regions and historic cities in four countries via the Danube and Rhine, you’re in for an unforgettable, immensely rewarding voyage.
  • See the night-lights of Budapest, and explore the Hungarian capital by day too; discover the attractions of Bratislava; and revel in scenic cruising of the gorgeous Wachau Valley.
  • Take in the charms of Passau, Regensburg and Würzburg on the Main, before finally visiting Rüdesheim – famed for its history and wines – and enchanting Koblenz on the Rhine.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2111

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211112

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2114

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211415

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2117

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg

The Complete Rhine • R211718

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2120

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 15 Sep 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.