Where to go when - Autumn
14520 · By Sukie Chapman
'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' begins the famous ode, 'To Autumn' by John Keats, in which he extolls the virtues of finding beauty in unexpected places.Read more
Rüdesheim is located in the heart of the Rhine Valley at the southern entrance to the Lorelei Valley. It is home to the world-renowned Drösselgasse - a street lined with traditional pubs and wine cellars - and is one of the area's most popular wine towns. Half-timbered medieval houses, narrow streets and old inns give Rüdesheim the flavour of the Middle Ages.
Visitors to the town may wish to see the 9th-century Bromserburg, the oldest castle on the Rhine, or Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, with one of the largest collections of self-playing instruments. From Rüdesheim you can take the town's cable car up over the vineyards for terrific views of the region.