Many cruises have a distinct flavour and style about them. For many cruise goers, immersing themselves in the culture, history and traditions of a location is one of the best things about a cruise holiday and this is why cruises that include Rudesheim are so popular.
The town, of under 10,000 people, is part of a UNESCO and is famous, not just in the area or Germany, but in the world for its wine and its wine making tradition.
The Rhine has an almost mystical or folk like scenery to it. Its rolling green hills, fairytale like landscapes and castles that you can see in the distance and old little towns and villages that are littered all down the famous river make it one of the most famous cruise routes and a Rudesheim cruise can give you all of this in addition to what the town offers itself.
You can take in this gem of a location on a cruise that takes you around the whole of Europe and you do not just need to be on a German specific cruise to visit here. So, what does Rudesheim have to offer you?
The main facet of the ancient town is wine. The town was originally established by the Celts who brought with them their wine making techniques and the industry grew from here over the centuries. Over 3 million people come to the town every year mainly to see its rolling vineyards, visit the wine museum and also, of course, to sample the famous drink. That being said, wine is not the only aspect of Rudesheim.
Rudesheim feels like it is still in Centuries Past!
The town itself feels like it is still in centuries past and walking around and witnessing the old buildings, streets and general antique feel of the town is a great way to spend a day.
One quite unique attraction of the town is the Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinet, a museum that showcases musical instruments and musical antiques. It is quite a different museum and certainly a must see if you are visiting the area and it has self-playing musical instruments, antique instruments and musical clocks.
If you need a break from seeing and sampling the wine of the town then this museum can be a good way to do that. For the more physically active, then there are some hiking trails around the town. You can hike through the hills and the vineyards that rise above the town which makes for some great scenery and activity.
Most European and Rhine specific cruises will take in Rudesheim. The enchanting little wine town is famous all over the world and can prove to be a step back in time for many people. A cruise including Rudesheim will give you the chance to witness age old tradition while also taking in the stunning views around the Rhine River and discovering an area that hasn’t changed much over the years.