Brief visit to Rüdesheim before our return flight

Rudesheim am Rhein Travel Blog

 › entry 13 of 15 › view all entries
View from Rüdesheim over the river
We're returning to the UK today, but our flight is late enough for us to fit in a full day trip to Rüdesheim, a town situated on the River Rhein. This is one of the areas where some of the German wine comes from and you can't miss all the vine being grown on the way there.

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.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
View from Rüdesheim over the river
View from Rüdesheim over the river
The Drosselgasse
The "Drosselgasse"
The Drosselgasse
The "Drosselgasse"
Half-timbered house in the Drosse…
Half-timbered house in the "Dross…
Half-timbered house
Half-timbered house
Another half-timbered house
Another half-timbered house
Vine being grown outside the town
Vine being grown outside the town
Riding the cable car up the hill
Riding the cable car up the hill
Views from the cable car
Views from the cable car
Views from the cable car
Views from the cable car
Views from the cable car
Views from the cable car
View from the hilltop
View from the hilltop
On the hilltop
On the hilltop
The Niederwald monument
The Niederwald monument
The Niederwald monument: Germania
The Niederwald monument: Germania
The Niederwald monument
The Niederwald monument
The Niederwald monument
The Niederwald monument
Detail of Germania
Detail of Germania
Detail of Germania
Detail of Germania
Detail of Germania
Detail of Germania
Rudesheim am Rhein Sights & Attractions review
At €6.50 per person for a round trip to the Niederwald monument from Rüdesheim the ride is comparatively cheap. You jump in - supervised by staff -… read entire review
Rudesheim am Rhein
photo by: novabelgica