Brief visit to Rüdesheim before our return flight
Rudesheim am Rhein Travel Blog› entry 13 of 15 › view all entries
August 14th, 2007 – by: Zen
At first Rüdesheim seemed to be a normal, uninteresting town and we nearly got worried but soon we stumbled into the old part of town. Again, it consists of half-timbered houses, and there is one street in particular that is full of restaurants and shops. Unfortunately, Rüdesheim seems to be one of those places that is recommended as particularly interesting because of its location on the Rhine, so many of the shops were selling nothing but tacky nonsense. We had a really tough time trying to break up a €10 note at the end of the day for the parking. We searched for about half and hour for something small we could buy and in the end we bought the only thing that was neither rude nor tacky or cheap: a single postcard. But the town itself seemed nice and we took the cable car up the hill to the statue of Germania that commemorates the Franco-Prussian war. You have very scenic views over the river there and the ride itself was also very nice because you go over pretty much nothing but vine being grown.
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