Not only the mighty Rhine dominates the landscape, but also the impressive Rheinstein Castle on the opposite side, the woodlands of the Taunus range, and the slopes of colorful vineyards. First mentioned in 1108, Assmannshausen has since then been primarily connected with wine growing. And over the last two centuries has developed as a holiday...more
Good comfortable local ambiance and excellent food. Assmannshausen has several good restaurants but this is my favorite and I make sure that I stop when I am in town. Reasonable rooms are available also.
Favorite Dish: All are excellent and it has a nice traditional 60's décor.
Gasthaus-Schuster, Alte Bauernschänke and some others have live music almost nightly during the saeson. At Schuster it is a man playing on a keyboard. It is not rock and roll but, still enjoyable and not loud. Normal tourist attire, not just tee shirts though, it is also a restaurant.more
Parking in Assmannshausen is not plentiful as it is a small town with narrow streets. There are a few parking spots and they are clearly marked. The main and easiest to find location is just before the train tracks off the main street, Niederwald Strasse (L3034) at Am Alten Bahnhof. It is 100 meters from the Rheinufferstr. Be aware though there is...more
Nice village on the Rhein River close enough (2 miles/3 Km) to Rüdesheim am Rhein for a visit if you like. You can drive, take the chairlifts (via a visit to the Niederwalddenkmal), take the train or cruise to Rüdesheim. All KD Rhein cruise ships stop, upstream or downstream, at Assmanshausen. Trains from FRA/Frankfurt usually require a change at...more
There are several small shops on Niederwaldstrasse and Rheinuferstrasse that carry the normal Germanic things. On Niederwaldstrasse this drug store, Foto Drogerie Kaiser (see photo) that has local wine, beer steins and most all the typical souvenirs.
Also Assmannshausen is a nice village on the Rhein River close enough (3 Km) to Ruedesheim for a visit if you like where you can find large shops with likely more than you need. You can drive, take the chairlifts (via a visit to the Niederwalddenkmal), take the train or cruise to Ruedesheim. All KD Rhein cruise boats stop, upstream or downstream, at Assmanshausen.
One can also take the ferry, by bicycle, foot or by car across the Rhein from Bingen to Ruedesheim by auto-ferry.
Assmannshausen is part of Ruedsheim see: http://www.ruedesheim.de/cms/index.php
What to buy: Wine directly from the vineyards, one is at #4 Niederwaldstrasse, just across the RR tracks.
What to pay: You will certainly pay a bit less in Assmannshausen than Ruedesheim for example.