When you had tasted some Ruedesheimer Kaffee, you might get the idea to serve it the orignal way to your friends back home.
No problem with such a set !
What to buy: The set includes :
Asbach Uralt - a bottle of Brandy
2 cups with saucer in the special design
a packet of extra-long matches, as you have to set the brandy on fire and burn the alcohol, and ordinary matches are too short, as you just take about 4cl of Asbach.
2 extra long spoons - you need them to stirr, while the Asbach is burning, otherwise the fire will exstinguish as soon as the alcohol on top was burned away.
If you stirr, also the alcohol of the lower parts of the cup will get up and be burned as well.
What to pay: I think this set was about 50 Euros
Sweet souvenirs of Ruedesheim are mostly connected with the great flavor of " Asbach Uralt " , a perfect Wine-Brandy, similar to Cognac and also made in the same methods, and stored for years in old wooden vats.
What to buy: besides the cholcolates on my picture they also have a kind of brown cake with raisins, packed in a can, as the cake is soaking wet by Brandy.
In the first moment, you have to get accustomed to the idea to eat a wet cake, but you soon find out, it really tastes GREAT !!
What to pay: Not a bargain, BUT a great souvenir
Just a few meters from Drosselgasse you may see this great shop on the main street of Ruedesheim.
I cannot remember to have ever seen another shop, selling iron armours in Germany.
What to buy: Be prepared to pay about 3300,- Euros for such an iron-armour.
In Czech Republic you may as well find such a shop in the Golden Lane and another one in Karolva (-street) -with prices much cheaper of course.
If you have grand children and are of German decent, but not living there, then this is the ideal gift for your grand daughter back at home.
Not sure where to classify this store that mostly sells Xmas decor especially the little wooden men. I know they have a nme, but cannot remember it for the life of me
What to buy: This is one of Germany's main wine areas, you will find wine shops and wineries all around town where you can taste and buy the local wine.