Rudesheim Christmas Market
More than 20 nations from six continents bring and offer their goods, specials, customs and celebrations of the season:
Good and thoughtful things, gifts and delights from Orient and Occident, from Europe and from overseas.
Guests from all over the world and locals together celebrate within the ancient historical landscape of the Rhine Gorge, creating an unique flair and atmosphere.
Enchanting Stalls & Glowing Lights Homes and mansions, decked with lights, greenery and ornaments, show the festive spirit of the season.
Vendors and craftspeople invite, offer goods, gifts and delights, in colours, spices, scents the comfort and joy.
Rudesheim Benedictine Abbey
Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Hildegard situated among the vineyards above Rüdesheim. The community of nuns here live according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and in keeping with the traditions of Saint Hildegard. Prayer and work, contemplation and action, seclusion and hospitality all characterise their way of life. Those who make the journey uphill to discover this peaceful commune are greeted by a magnificent panoramic view of the Middle Rhine Valley. The abbey church is well worth a visit, whether to study the frescos painted in the style of the Beuron art school or simply for silent contemplation. An extensive shop offers an exquisite range of items for sale, including a large assortment of books, cards and artwork from its own studios, as well as a selection of fine wines, sparkling wines and liqueurs produced from the abbey’s very own vineyards.
Rudesheim Asbach Brandy
Asbach brandy, a famous German speciality from Rüdesheim on the romantic
Rhine, has been produced since 1892. Asbach embodies the ‘spirit of wine’ –and this has many qualities. The label stands for enjoyment, trust, expertise and the finest quality. Carefully selected base wines, the utmost care in production and the secret Asbach maturing and refining process shape and characterize all Asbach qualities. The classic Asbach Uralt brandy is regarded as the premium German spirit. However, there are also a number of speciality versions for the connoisseur, e.g. Asbach Privatbrand aged 8 years or Asbach Selection aged 21 years – the crème de la crème of distilled products. Discover the world of Asbach and a variety of quality Asbach products at the Asbach visitors’ centre.
Rudesheim Cable Car
One of the highlights of any stay in Rudesheim is the ride in a cable car up to the Germania monument. The awe-inspiring panoramic views over Rudesheim’s old town and the shimmering waters of the Rhine dotted with green isles make the smooth glide over the vineyards a very special experience. The narrow alleyway called the Drosselgasse is in the heart of Rudesheim’s old town, its a meeting place for locals and visitors from all over the world. This is where the music is and where it never stops.
Vast English style gardens, historic castle parks, scenic parklands, impressive botanical collections and ancient herb gardens, idyllic riverscapes and a superbly networked regional park, this is the variety in offer from Frankfurt. Come and visit renaissance palaces, ancient castles, historic old towns and monuments, and get to know the Rhein region in all of its splendour and magnificence.
Frankfurt’s traditional Christmas market!
In terms of visitor numbers and size, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the largest Christmas markets in all of Germany. The elaborate and creative stand decorations, the scenic surroundings on the Römerberg and St Paul’s Square and the huge Christmas tree combine to also make it one of Germany’s most beautiful.