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Rüdesheim on the Rhine is a wine town situated at the southern gateway to the Middle Rhine Valley.

Rüdesheim is part of the World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. It is situated in the district of Rheingau-Taunus in the state of Hesse, at the foot of the Niederwald landscape park. The town is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Germany.

Ticket Office Rüdesheim

65385 Rüdesheim
Breite/Lat: 49.977497 Länge/Lon: 7.923256

Tel. 0 67 22 / 38 08
Fax 0 67 22 / 28 58
E-Mail: kd-ruedesheim(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Rüdesheim is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  • Passengers who have not purchased their ticket at the KD ticket office in Rüdesheim are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, Maestro, credit card (Eurocard, Mastercard).

Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

By regional train Vias/DB (Rheingau Line) to Rüdesheim Station, approx 10 min. walk.

Getting to the landing stage by car

From the east (Wiesbaden, Frankfurt) follow the main road B42 (Rheinstrasse) through Rüdesheim. The landing-stage is approximately 300m beyord the Adler Tower. 

From the west (Koblenz) the main road B42 cross the railway near the station. 500m further on you come to the landing-stage on your right. 

Car park (subject to charge): at the tourist information, approx. 150m from the KD landing-stage.
Free parking is available some 1.2km away (car park P5 Auf der Lach).

Information for coaches

There is a bus stop for dropping off and picking up passengers at the landing-stage. Coaches can be parked (subject to charge) at car park P4, Geisenheimer Straße.

Offers on site

Cabin cable car to the Niederwald memorial

When you visit Rüdesheim am Rhein, you must make sure to take a trip on the cable car to the Niederwald memorial. Floating silently above the vines and experiencing the impressive landscape from above – that is something you can only experience here. Enjoy the superb view of the old town of Rüdesheim and the view over the Rheingau to Wiesbaden and Mainz.
The Niederwald memorial is just a few metres away from the mountain station. The 38-metre-high memorial symbolises the re-establishment of the German Empire after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71. The main figure is Germania and weighs 32 tonnes.

Tip: Ring ticket incl. cable car & cruise


The heart of Rüdesheim’s old town. The meeting place for people from Rüdesheim and guests from all over the world. This is where the music plays! Festive and classical – romantic and wild – brass and woodwind – from early until late – 144 metres of joie de vivre in wine taverns and gardens. Let yourself be thrilled by the unique character of the lane called Drosselgasse.


The 20.5-metre-high late-Gothic Eagle’s Tower located at a corner of the town’s fortifications was built in the 15th century and once stood directly by the Rhine. The dungeon in the cellar could only be accessed through an opening in the crown of the arch.


Strolling and sampling – Enjoy an entertaining wine walk which covers various vinotheques in Rüdesheim and a total of eight wines for a price of €12.50, or €15.00 when the vinotheque in Assmannshausen and ten wines are included. Start in any vinotheque and sample two wines – the establishment’s favourite wine and a wine of your choice. Then stroll to the next vinotheque. There, too, you can sample two wines and learn interesting facts about wine tradition in the Rheingau region. And so you continue... At the end you will be given a wine glass as a souvenir.

  • Tip: When you present the WineTime Pass, you will receive a 20% reduction on board KD!

Brömserburg Castle

Once located directly by the Rhine, the castle was owned by the Archbishops of Mainz from the early 10th to the early 19th centuries. Today it houses the extensive collections of the Rheingau Wine Museum.

Ehrenfels Castle

In around 1220 the Archbishop of Mainz had a superb palace built to replace an earlier private castle. This was used to levy transit duties. Because of its strategic position, it was the scene of fierce fighting in the Thirty Years War, and was finally burnt down in 1689. The ruins are situated idyllically in the vineyards between Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen.

Cycle tours and hiring bikes

Rüdesheim is a good starting point for cycle tours through the Rheingau. On the stretch to Wiesbaden, you cycle through some 25 kilometres of picturesque wine-growing communities, such as Eltville and Oestrich. Cycling through the World Heritage Site “Upper Middle Rhine Valley” is a particular pleasure on the left bank between Bingen and Koblenz, which covers 65 kilometres and takes you past castles and vineyards. Cross the river on the ferry from Rüdesheim, then away you go. This tour is also ideal when combined with a KD boat trip.

  • Tip: Adventure tours & hired bikes plus KD boat trip. Information is available at

Rüdesheim Tourist Information

Rheinstraße 29a
65366 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Tel. 06722 / 906150
E-Mail: touristinfo(at)

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

Service Centre

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.


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