Rüdesheim on the Rhine

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Rüdesheim on the Rhine around 1900

Rüdesheim on the Rhine around 1900

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 district in the region of Darmstadt in Hesse.

It lies at the foot of the Niederwald on the Rhine’s right (east) bank on the southern approach to the Lorelei. The town belongs to the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region and is one of Germany’s biggest tourist attractions. Only Cologne Cathedral draws more tourists from other countries. Making the town worth visiting is, not only the wine or even the Old Town itself, but also the picturesque Rheingau landscape together with the romantic Rhine.

Rüdesheim on the Rhine © flickr.com - Curran Kelleher Tower of the Brömserburg Castle and Villa Sturm © www.wiesbaden.army.mil Drosselgasse © F McGady Vine Fountain on Market Square © Brühl Vineyards of Rüdesheim on the Rhine © flickr.com - Sheri Rüdesheim on the Rhine around 1900
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Tower of the Brömserburg Castle and Villa Sturm © www.wiesbaden.army.mil
A well known old tradition is the Weinkönigin (“Wine Queen”) 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. The Wine Queen and her princesses represent the town of Rüdesheim and its wine in other communities and other winegrowing areas.

In the deeds held by the Counts of Katzenelnbogen, vineyards are already found in the Rüdesheim area in 1399: auf dem Berge (“on the mountain”), bei dem Morgen Marschalls (“near Marshal’s acre”) and unterhalb Eibingen am Fluß (“beneath Eibingen at the river”).

Rüdesheim lies in the north-west corner of the German wine producing region Rheingau. Riesling grapes are the main type grown in this area, producing mainly high-quality white wines. One can taste the local wines, including the Rüdesheimer Riesling, in the many wine houses in Rüdesheim.

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