Rüdesheim has been a magnet for romantics since the 19th century. Among its most famous sights is the Drosselgasse, a narrow alleyway lined with wine taverns and shops. Explore Rüdesheim at your leisure and then join a wine tasting experience at the prestigious Castle Vollrads, a handsome 14th-century castle perfectly located in the vineyard-covered hills of the Rheingau. Though it is one of the smallest wine-growing regions of Germany, it is world famous for its Rieslings. Castle Vollrads is one of the world’s top wine estates for the varietal.
At Christmas time, head to the Christmas Market highlighting Christmas customs from around the world with its 120 stalls packed with holiday delights and life-size Nativity scene, one of Germany’s largest.