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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

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Good restaurants for dinner?

"I am bringing 10 people to Rüdesheim am Rhein next Sunday, 13 Sep, 2015 to board the KD Rhine River Cruise and am looking for a restaurant for breakfast. " (posted 09/08/2015)

This question I can not answer. , I recommend him to learn under "www.ruedesheim.de"
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 09/08/2015
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In Rudesheim There are several local where you can have breakfast. easy road running along the Rhine and see where pure is space for several people.
Answer provided by Elvira und Norbert Herke on 09/08/2015
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HELLO Rudesheim has many cafes and hotels where you can have breakfast. But since there is no exact time for breakfast, you can inquire about the following web page: http://www.ruedesheim.de/de/wein-kulinarik/gastronomie-cafes/ I hope this is the information useful and wish you a beautiful Stay With kind regards
Answer provided by Rosi Link on 09/08/2015
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Hi, I'm sorry, but since Rudesheim is on the other side of the Rhine, and unfortunately I do not know who serves breakfast in the morning for guests who do not reside in the house. But I think that pretty much all the hotels also take out of town guests for breakfast and there is certainly the possibility, in the evening arrival in Rudesheim, to go into the city and to make a restaurant locate where the next morning for breakfast, the Company can. Maybe even in the Drosselgasse that will please the guests. Unfortunately I can not say more. Greetings from the "Valley of the Loreley" Your Gisela Ginsberg
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 09/10/2015
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Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"Which is the train station to arrive in Rudesheim am Rhein ?" (posted 04/15/2014)

The train station of Rüdesheim is situated directly on the Rhine opposite the factory grounds of Asbach Uralt.
Answer provided by Elvira und Norbert Herke on 04/15/2014
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"What is the cost for the cable car to the Niederwald Monument?" (posted 08/10/2015)

Among the highlights of a stay in Rudesheim am Rhein is a ride on the cable car to the Niederwald Monument. The spectacular panoramic views of the Rüdesheim and the silvery Rhine with its green islands makes the quiet floating above the vineyards is a special experience. Valley station in the pedestrian zone Oberstraße. Ext .: Return trip € 7,00 and € 5.00 one way, combi card "cable car / chair lift" to Assmannshausen € 8.00 (groups and children reduction). The Cable Car 2015 season starts on 21 March 2015th
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 08/11/2015
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Click on the link below. as are all prices of cable car. http://www.seilbahn-ruedesheim.de/auswahl/preisezeiten/ Sincerely Elvira and Norbert Herke
Answer provided by Elvira und Norbert Herke on 08/12/2015
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You find the prices here: http://www.seilbahn-ruedesheim.de/auswahl/preisezeiten/
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 08/14/2015
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"I have broken my foot in three places 10 days ago and currently have a cast on my foot. I have booked a trip to Rüdesheim a long time ago and this my highlight. How easy or difficult will it be to get around on crutches? Is there perhaps a tourism office where I can rent a knee scooter or a wheel chair?" (posted 09/03/2017)

Why you can not even ask where the people have booked .. Those who care about it. If someone has booked with me .. I would then take care of it and so a wheelchair. Mfg Dietmar Marckert Www.ferienwohnung-bacharach.de
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 09/04/2017
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"how much does the Winzerexpress train cost? How much for the gondola lift up to the monument?" (posted 09/04/2017)

The trip for the winepress costs approximately. 5.50 € per adult, the ride with the cable car to the Niederwalddenkmal mountain / downhill ride costs per adult 8.00 € Www.seilbahn-niederwalddenkmal.de Mfg Dietmar Marckert Www.ferienwohnung-bacharach.de
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

"I will be in the area late July to mid August. I would love to hear some Blaskapelle-type music. Any in the area?" (posted 06/07/2015)

Request please contact: www.rheingau.de
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 06/09/2015
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Is the town open on Sunday to include all restaurants, pubs, cable cart etc?" (posted 07/19/2014)

Yes, Rudesheim is always open, even on Sundays.
Answer provided by Elvira und Norbert Herke on 07/20/2014
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Rüdesheim am Rhein has many restaurants and pubs, which are also open on Sunday. Grocery stores are open until 8:00 pm on Saturdays. You can also buy bread on Sunday mornings. Our apartment has a satellite TV connection, and we offer a bread delivery service (if desired, we can get the bread rolls in the morning).
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 07/20/2014
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Restaurants, pubs, cable cart, and even some shops are open on Sundays in Rudesheim.
Answer provided by Peter Weiss on 07/20/2014
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"I would like to bring some students to Rüdesheim on Saturday afternoon and Sunday in June. What are some good things to show them?" (posted 11/17/2014)

In Rudesheim there is much to sehen.es are many castles the world famous Niederwald Monument, the throttle alley. several museums of the Rhine with its many ships, and much more.
Answer provided by Elvira und Norbert Herke on 11/18/2014
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Cable car to the Niederwald monument of the highlights of a stay in Rudesheim am Rhein a ride on the cable car belongs to the Niederwald Monument. The magnificent panoramic views of the Rüdesheim and the Rhine with its silvery green islands makes the quiet hovering over the vineyards to a special experience. From the Niederwald monument one can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Rhine and Nahe. Niederwald Temple was the prospect temple, built by the Earl of Ostein in 1790, was during the Romantic era of the 19th century, the focus of many thinkers of their time. To the enthusiastic visitors included Brentano, Beethoven and Goethe. Destroyed by Allied bombers in November 1944, he was consecrated again after complete reconstruction in June 2006. Ruin Rossel The "Rossel", an artificial ruin on the highest elevation of the Lower Forest, was built in 1774 by Count Ostein and opens a magnificent view of the near-mouth and the Binger Loch. You can get there in 20 minutes walking distance from the Niederwald monument. Next to the Rossel is the magic cave. Magic cave, the magic cave, built around 1790, is a walled passage of about 60 m length, whose walls were originally decorated with sparkling glass stones. The corridor opens into a rotunda of magic hut. One occurred after the confusion of the semi-dark Glitter gangs in the magic cottage, then opened the visitor was -the sophistication - in bright light the view corridor towards the Rhine, as in a magic world of nature. Adlerwarte Niederwald The station that injured raptors and owls supplies and treats. Outcast young birds are reared. Once the birds are fit or mature, they are released back into nature. 15 different types of birds of prey can be admired here. "Romance Tour" ascent by cable car Rudesheim to the Niederwald Monument, walk from Niederwald Monument to the hotel hunting castle Niederwald, ride on the chairlift to Assmannshausen, shipping ("Romance Tour" including a visit to the Rheinstein Castle) back to Rüdesheim. Drosselgasse The heart of Rüdesheim. Meeting place for Rüdesheim and guests from around the world. 144 meters joy of living in wine guest houses and garden taverns. Chimes the two carillons in Rudesheim can be admired every day from 9.30 bis 22 clock as popular attractions. The One sounds every hour on the hour from the tower of the castle in Rüdesheim the throttle alley. It shows various wooden figures that symbolize the four great vintages of the 20th century. The counterpart, with bells of Meissen porcelain is to marvel at the windows of Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet and is played every half hour. Bingen-Rüdesheim Fahrgastschifffahrt Daily Loreley cruises from Rudesheim. In addition, castle trips. Winzerexpress Since 1978 one of the attractions of Rüdesheim. The journey by Winzerexpress one of the incomparable moments in Rudesheim. Rüdesheim Winzerexpress leads sightseeing tours through the streets and vineyards of Rüdesheim through with explanations on vineyards and attractions. Departure point is in the pedestrian zone Upper Street. Tip: Reserve early for a ride groups.
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 11/19/2014
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In Rudesheim should visit the Niederwald monument before all things. You can take a gondola ride up over the vineyards, or by car or bus. From up there you have a magnificent view over the vineyards, the Rhine aufwäürts and down. The throttle alley in Rudesheim is worth seeing .. a narrow, narrow street with many nice wine bars and restaurants with dance and music, souvenir shops, a carillon. The throttle alley, like the Niederwald monument, a sign of recognition of Rudesheim and a "must". furthermore there is in Rudesheim a very nice museum with old, beautiful and interesting musical instruments, organs, fair organs and many, mechanical instruments. A Museum for "Torture Tools" from the Middle Ages is scary and frightening and ssehr interesting if you is not treated so. Rüdesheim has many small winery-taverns, where the guest can drink a good glass of wine and clean. Rüdesheim and Bingen is located right bank to the left bank of the Rhine, the gateway to the romantic "Valley of the Loreley". A small boat trip, at least as far as St. Goar, at the Loreley past, perhaps should be scheduled. Have fun Regards, Gisela Ginsberg
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 11/18/2014
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

"How much time should I plan for a visit to the Niederwald Monument via cable car? " (posted 08/12/2015)

The trip by cable car takes about 15 minutes.
Answer provided by Elvira und Norbert Herke on 08/14/2015
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It depends on how much time you have. The cableway has a journey time of approximately 15 minutes. Until Niederwalddenkmal run in 5 to 10 minutes. But it always pays to plan something a long time. A visit to the Niederwald you can combine with a walk on one of the wonderful trails to beautiful views to the romantic Rhine Valley.
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 08/14/2015
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"I thought I saws that there is a shelter for wounded eagles and owls in rhine gorge rudesheim. Is that correct?" (posted 09/14/2015)

Adlerwarte The Rüdesheimer Adlerwarte is adjacent to the Niederwald Monument and can be reached via the cableway prima Rudesheim from. It is a haven for the kings of the air: In the collection and maintenance station for exotic birds of prey, live about 40 different eagles, vultures, kites, buzzards and hawks. Karl founded the Gilles Adlerwarte in 1968 with the aim to maintain injured raptors and owls healthy and released back into the wild. But even endangered owls are bred here and reintroduced. Most birds are kept in aviaries. Very interesting to watch the falconers in the Adlerwarte at work with the birds and to learn about the different species. Visiting the Adlerwarte can wonderfully combine with a hike, because from here there are many beautiful hiking trails, well signposted which lead to the most beautiful viewpoints. Sightseeing: daily from 9.30 am until 17.00 clock clock When it rains, the eagle sanctuary is closed.
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 09/14/2015
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Yes, that's correct. The place is next to the 'Germania' statue on top of Ruedesheim. You find the official web site here -> http://www.adlerwarte-niederwald.de/. Unfortunately the website is only available in German language but Google might translate it for you.
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 09/14/2015
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Hello, I know that in Rudesheim near the Niederwald Monument is a place for eagles and owls, and birds of prey. - It may be that there also wounded birds are nursed back to health. - Exactly I do not know. But it is quite possible. - The animals are then set free again, if they are healthy. I hope I have helped you so. Greetings from the Valley of the Loreley, Gisela Ginsberg
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 09/14/2015
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What are good places to go for shopping?

"I would like to visit Rudesheim on Sunday (31 Aug). I am not sure whether all shops and restaurants will be closed or not. Please let me know. Thank you." (posted 08/27/2014)

In Rudesheim am Rhein Sundays all restaurants have opened. Shops are closed on Sundays. There is a bistro called "Bäckerbub". Here you can have breakfast very good and buy bread and cakes on Sunday.
Answer provided by Edith Schwank on 08/27/2014
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There are in Rüdesheim in the city some shops that are open on Sundays. But the restaurants are all open. Greeting Norbert Herke
Answer provided by Elvira und Norbert Herke on 08/27/2014
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in Rüdesheim's Gastronomy, cafes and Souvenirslaeden have openened. Small shops for wine and other other products can be purchased. Drosselgasse are many small shops and restaurants. mfg Dietmar Marckert
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Rüdesheim am Rhein

  • Niederwalddenkmal
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    The Niederwalddenkmal is a monument located in the Niederwald Landscape park, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany.

    The monument was constructed to commemorate the foundation of the German Empire after the end of Franco-Prussian War. The first stone was laid on September 16, 1871, by Wilhelm I. The sculptor was Johannes Schilling, and the architect was Karl Weisbach. The total cost of the work is estimated at one million gold marks. It was inaugurated on September 28, 1883. The 38 metres (125 ft) tall monument represents the union of all Germans.

  • Eibingen Abbey
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    Eibingen Abbey

    Eibingen Abbey (in German Abtei St. Hildegard, full name Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard) is a community of Benedictine nuns in Eibingen near Rüdesheim in Hesse, Germany.

    The original community was founded in 1165 by Hildegard von Bingen. It was dissolved at the beginning of the 19th century during the secularization of this part of Germany.

    The present community was established by Charles, 6th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg in 1904 and re-settled from St. Gabriel's Abbey, Bertholdstein. The nunnery belongs to the Beuronese Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation.

    In 1941, the nuns were expelled by the Nazis; they were not able to return until 1945.

    In 1988, the sisters founded Marienrode Priory at Hildesheim, which became independent of Eibingen in 1998.

    The nuns work in the vineyard and in the craft workshops, besides undertaking the traditional duties of hospitality. They can be heard (but not seen) singing their regular services.

    The abbey is a Rhine Gorge World Heritage Site. The church has been used for concerts of the Rheingau Musik Festival, such as a "BachTrompetenGala" with Edgar Krapp, organ.

  • Ehrenfels Castle (Hesse)
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    Ehrenfels Castle (Hesse)

    Ehrenfels Castle (German: Burg Ehrenfels) is a ruined castle above the Rhine Gorge near the town of Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It is located on the steep eastern bank of the river amid extended vineyards. The grape variety Ehrenfelser is named after the castle.

    It was (re-)built about 1212 at the behest of the Archbishop of Mainz as a defensive work against the constant attacks by Elector Palatine Henry V, who, as Imperial vicar of Franconia, strived to cut down the archbishop's reach. Mainz staffed the castle with Burgmannen and erected a customs post controlling the shipping on the Rhine, supplemented by the Mouse Tower below at the river. Heavily damaged in the course of the Thirty Years' War, the castle was finally devastated by French troops under the command of Lieutenant General Nicolas Chalon du Blé during the 1689 Siege of Mainz.

    The ruin can be reached from Rüdesheim via a hiking trail through the vineyards. The interior however can only be visited in guided tours by prior appointment.

  • Ehrenfels Castle
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    Ehrenfels Castle

    The Ehrenfels Castle formed together with the Mäuseturm and the Klopp Castle a northward barrier since the 13th Century, in order to protect the territory of the archbishopric of Mainz. In the Middle Ages it was strategically of greatest importance because of its favorable location above the Binger Loch. Furthermore it was as a toll station an important pecuniary resource for the bishops and the church. The castle, which was used in times of war as a hiding place for the cathedral treasury of Aachen, was extensively destroyed in 1689, yet even today the ruin still impresses by its monumental structure.

    The ruins are open to visitors; phone (06722) 40851 for more information.

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Rüdesheim am Rhein Overview

Rüdesheim borders in the east on the town of Geisenheim, in the south on the town of Bingen (Bingen vacation rentals | Bingen travel guide), in the west on the communities of Weiler and Trechtingshausen (Trechtingshausen vacation rentals | Trechtingshausen travel guide) (all three in Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate) over on the other side of the Rhine, and in the west and north on the town of Lorch. In 1939, under the secrecy that held sway at the time, the formerly self-governing community of Eibingen was forcibly amalgamated with the town by the National Socialists, against the community inhabitants’ will. In 1977, within the framework of municipal reform, Assmannshausen (Assmannshausen vacation rentals | Assmannshausen travel guide), Aulhausen and Presberg also became new Ortsteile of Rüdesheim.

Things to See in Rüdesheim am Rhein

Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett, the first German museum for data-storage musical instruments. On an exhibition area of over 400 m², the visitor is introduced in an amusing way to the history of self-playing music and its instruments. From the gentle musical clock to the orchestrion, which weighs tons, the visitor sees and hears a cross-section from four centuries. Curiosities: unique collection of self-playing strings, such as the Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina with six strings, Hupfeld Violina Orchestra (only known original in the world), Poppers Violinovo, and so on.

Mittelalterliches Foltermuseum (Medieval Torture Museum), with many instruments of torture

Asbach Distillery

Rheingauer Weinmuseum Brömserburg, tells the Rüdesheim area’s 1000-year wine-growing history in the oldest castle in the Rhine Gorge World Heritage Site.

The Drosselgasse is the heart of Rudesheim's old town full of beautifully decorated restaurants. Live band entertainment, brass instruments and dance music play all day and all night during the summer in the many wine taverns and open-air garden taverns along the 144-metre-long narrow cobblestone pedestrian street. Built in the 15th century, the Drosselgasse was for boat owners to move items from the river to homes in the town. Since it is Rüdesheim's most famous attraction it is almost always crowded with tourists.

Brömserburg, the oldest castle in the Rhine Gorge World Heritage Site with wine museum. It was built in the 10th century on the site of a Roman fortification. From the 10th to the 13th century it was owned by the Archbishop of Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide). The old fortress was converted into a residence in the 12th century. It then passed into the control of the Knights of Rüdesheim. A branch of these knights was the Brömser. It was retaken by Archbishop Werner II von Eppenstein in 1281. The castle withstood a number of attacks. In 1640, during the Thirty Years' War, the top of the tower was destroyed by French troops under the command of Henri II d'Orléans, duc de Longueville. The Archbishopric sold it in 1803 and it has had several owners since then. The town of Rüdesheim bought the castle in 1941. Today it is a wine museum. It has a collection of wine presses and other wine paraphernalia. It has a more than two-metre-thick walls and a metre-thick vault tower. Originally, it was right on the bank of the Rhine, surrounded by water.

The Rheinsteig from Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden vacation rentals | Wiesbaden travel guide) by way of Lahnstein (Lahnstein vacation rentals | Lahnstein travel guide) to Bonn (Bonn vacation rentals | Bonn travel guide) leads through Rüdesheim’s municipal area by both the monastery and the Niederwalddenkmal. Another trail is the Riesling-Route. It leads along the Rhine and through Rüdesheim’s enchanting vineyards on the way to Wiesbaden.

A well known old tradition is the Weinkönigin with her princesses. Each year in the summertime, the Rüdesheim wine festival is held, whose highlights include the Wine Queen’s and the princesses’ coronation

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More about the History of Rüdesheim am Rhein

The area was already settled early on, first by the Celts, then after the turn of the Christian Era by Ubii and later by Mattiaci. In the first century, the Romans pushed forth to the Taunus. In Bingen (Bingen vacation rentals | Bingen travel guide) they built a castrum, and on the other side, near what is now Rüdesheim, lay a bridgehead on the way to the Limes. The Romans were followed by the Alamanni, and along with the Migration Period came the Franks. Archaeological finds of glass from this time suggest that there was already winegrowing in Rüdesheim even then. The town’s origin as a Frankish Haufendorf can still be seen on today’s town maps. Rüdesheim had its first documentary mention in 1074. Its livelihood came mainly from winegrowing and shipping, particularly timber rafting. On January 1 1818, Rüdesheim received its town rights. After Prussia annexed the Duchy of Nassau (Nassau vacation rentals | Nassau travel guide) in 1867 and divided the area into districts (Kreise), Rüdesheim became a district seat in the newly founded Rheingaukreis. This status it held for 110 years until 1977, when in the course of municipal reform in Hesse the districts of the Rheingaukreis and the Untertaunuskreis were merged into the new Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, and Rüdesheim had to yield the district seat to Bad Schwalbach. However, owing to its widespread recognizability, the old car licence designation RÜD came through the shift in district alignment unchanged, despite all the existing rules that would have seen SWA become the new district’s designation.

In 1877, the first foundation stone for the Niederwalddenkmal, which would be finished in 1883, was laid. This patriotic monument drew a great many tourists, who at that time reached the site high above the town on a cog railway, although nowadays it is a gondola lift that brings visitors up to the monument. Tourism is more and more displacing shipping as a source of income. In 1970, a single was released under the title Rüdesheim liegt nicht an der Themse (Rüdesheim Does Not Lie on the Thames). The artist was British hit singer David Garrick, who had a great hit with this song.

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Rüdesheim is a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge and thereby part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It lies in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. It is officially known as Rüdesheim am Rhein. It lies at the foot of the Niederwald on the Rhine’s right (east) bank on the southern approach to the Loreley. The town belongs to the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region and is Germany’s biggest tourist attraction. Only Cologne Cathedral draws more tourists from other countries. Making the town worth seeing is, not only the excellent wine-the Rüdesheimer Berg is among Germany’s best winegrowing areas – or even the Old Town itself, but also the picturesque Rheingau landscape together with the Romantic Rhine

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