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    Adlerturm / the eagle's tower

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    As you walk down the river direction away from the station, you will find the Adlerturm which was once part of the old town-walls, dating back to the 15th century. The tower is 20 meters high and 5 meters wide with walls 1 meter thick.
    Untill the 19th century there was a famous inn, called " zum Adler" that gave the name to the tower. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe used to sleep in this hotel during all of his many travels to Ruedesheim and liked especially the great view.Today the tower is owned by a bank and not open to the public.

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    Ruedesheimer Schloss and the chimes

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    Ruedesheimer Schloss is a well known hotel and restaurant in the Drosselgasse. Every hour yo can hear the chimes in the old tower playing a lovely melody, but mostly you will not be able to hear it with all the music that is blaring in every restaurant .

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    Broemserhof & mechanical music-instruments

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    I loved the architecture of this place . Broemserhof is one of the castle's that you find here in Rudesheim, it dates back to the 15th century. At one time it was the castle of the knights Broemser von Ruedesheim, however today it serves as a museum of mechanical music-instruments.

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    The Niederwald monument / Niederwald Denkmal

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    As we got settled down once on the ferry from Bingen, we could not help but notice the massive statue on the hill above Ruedesheim. It was constructed 1877 –1883, and stands a massive 38 meters high.
    The monument is a symbol of the re-establishment of the German Kaiser Reich after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 – 1871 which led to the unification of Germany under Prussian hegemony as an imperial monarchy. The main sculpture is Germania. At the top you find a classical mythic female figure representing Germany. In her raised, extended right hand she holds the Imperial Crown.
    You can get to the Niederwald Heights by means of walking, car, or using the cable car from either Ruedesheim or Assmannshausen. There is also the small road-train that will get you there.

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    What else is there by Niederwald

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    When you get to the top, you can walk over to the other side and take the cable car down to Assmannshausen. There is a number of walks you can do, or you can just relax in the forest and take in the beauty of Mother Nature

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    Sight seeing in the rain

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    We could not afford to allow the rain and bad weather to keep us indoors as we had only one week in which to explore the region before returning to Africa. It was well worth it to stroll around in the rain and see and experience how lovely this place really is.

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    Drosselgasse

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    This little alley must be the busiest and most pedenstrianized alley I have ever seen. Not once was it not filled with tourists that made it quite a challenge to walk through it. It is not very long, only a 144m jampacked with restaurants and especially wine pubs on both sides of it. The restaurants in the alley are open from noon to very very late at night

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    Boosenburg / Oberburg

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    Full of great buildings and architecture, you will also find this great old castle here. Unfortunately it is privately owned and not open to the public. The tower dates back to the 9th century whilst the rest was added during the Baroque period.

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    Niederburg

    by mvtouring Written Mar 13, 2009

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    This old castle dating back to the 10th century, has been owned by the city of Rüdesheim since 1941 and today serves as a museum for wine , where you may taste all the local wines. In my country, one of our greatest Wine estates is called Nederburg. During medieval times it was situated on the banks of the Rhine and totally surrounded by water.
    Today however, it is in a distance from the river.

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    A day cruise up the river Rhein

    by mvtouring Written Feb 2, 2009

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    This is a must in my book when visiting the area. There is a number of landing stations, with various castles along the way. The commentary on the boat is very good. We did the trip from Rudesheim to Cologne and then took the train back to Rudesheim
    Some of the boat landing stations were:

    St. Goar (Gangway 1, upper ferry)
    with Castle Rheinfels (biggest castle ruin in West Germany) and Castle Museum (second most visited museum of local history in Rhineland Palatinate)

    St. Goarshausen (Gangway 2, river bank)

    Oberwesel (temp. stopping point)

    Kaub (Blucher monument)

    Bacharach (Warrior monument)

    Lorch (temp. stopping point)

    Trechtingshausen (temp. stopping point)
    Lorelei Trip - Castle Tours

    Assmannshausen (Gangway 3)
    Lorelei Trip - Castle Tours

    Bingen (Gangway 5)
    Lorelei Trip - Castle Tours

    Rüdesheim (Adlerturm - Eagle tower - Gate 8)
    Lorelei Trip - Castle Tours

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    Float up in a cable car

    by MATIM Written Jul 29, 2007

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    Discover the Rhine on a scenic cruise. Float up over the vineyards in a cable car, they have just been renewed in 2005, or on a chair lift.
    We went up by cable car and walked back through the vineyards. That is about a half hour walk, then you are back in the city, right beside the Drösselgasse.
    Nice to know is that a Christmas shop is beside the entrance of the cable car.

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    • Cycling
    • Family Travel
    • Wine Tasting

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    A return to Rudesheim

    by MATIM Written Jul 29, 2007

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    This year (2007) we went back to Rudesheim for a day.
    When we return from a vacation in the south we make a stop along the river Rhine.
    This year we return to Rudesheim, with the Drosselgasse still there.
    We sat down at the restaurant with a terrace that look down at Drosselgasse, I love looking at people :)

    Lots and lots of people visit Rudesheim special for this small street.
    People who make a Rhine cruise all get a stop at Rudesheim.

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    • Cruise

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    Assmanshausen

    by Sjalen Written Nov 8, 2006

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    Just north of town is the village of Assmanshausen, along the Rhine. A vineyard village like so many others in the area, it is a pretty little place. The picture is from autumn when the vineyards are ablaze with colours!

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Sailing and Boating

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  • Winetasting Weingut Adolf Stürzel

    by bernietravelling Written Jun 22, 2006

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    A good idea for a nice event when in Ruedesheim is to reserve a place for a good hour of winetasting at Weingut Adolf Stürzel.

    This vineyard is family owned and offers a good winetasting for beginners as well as specialists. The owner, Adolf, makes himself the presentation in fluent english and leads you through the tasting with humorous stories, but also substantial background information to economics and wine producing techniques.

    Can be booked directly or via your hotel.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Seniors

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    A wine museum in a castle!

    by shrimp56 Written Aug 21, 2005

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    Broemser Castle

    One of the first things that you will see as you walk from the train station to the center of town is the Broemser Castle that contains The Rheingau Wine Museum. It is well worth a visit both for the castle [one of the oldest in the Middle Rhine] and the information on the region's wine. There is a winebar inside also that is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from March to end of October!

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Museum Visits

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