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“Very Charming Tourist Trap - Skip It…?”
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Owner description: This small historic alleyway, the village's most famous attraction, is full of tourist opportunities and numerous wine taverns.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Rudesheim is an extremely popular tourist town so full of tourist crap that it is almost a parody of itself. There is an endless stream of tour buses and river cruises dumping tourists into Rudesheim. We stopped there because our German friends wrongly thought this is the kind of thing we most wanted to see. Sigh. Despite all this, there is an undeniable charm to Rudesheim's Drosselgasse, which is short and very narrow. And charming. And teeming with pushy tourists, cheap imported souvenirs, overpriced food/drinks, rude shopkeepers, bad accordion music and lovely architecture. You might want to skip it, unless you like that sort of thing. I kinda do. A little bit. We visited for about an hour, had an authentic Rudesheim flaming coffee, bought no souvenirs and moved on.

3  Thank Mielmonster
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

This street is very famous in Germany and also in other nations of the world. Only 144 metres long and 3 m broad, but lot of attractive things can be seen for tourists. It starts just beside the Rhine river, where ships come with tourists or ship trips can be done too. The Drosselgasse is know for live music during the saison time, which starts usually in April and end usually at the end of October. But also a Christmas Market takes place weeks before Christmas and many people do come. The Drosselgasse is know for live music and there a nice shops for lot of souvenirs and wine shops with a variety of hundreds of differents wine sorts. Restaurants in that little street have nice ambiente and so many different types of meals too. Wine can be tasted in wine shops. In some Restaurant Gardens the music plays from noon untill about midnight usually, it may depend on weather too and can end little earlier or later too. In the Hotel and Restaurant Lindenwirt people can sit outside in the wine and beer garden, over 200. And also at the Schloss Restaurant with nice ambiente they can sit outside and live musicans play music and in few other locations too is live music and around the corner too. Many tourists i met from China, Japan, Taiwan, Hongkong, South Korea, Vietnam and from the USA and also from Souther America too. Many i met from Holland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Spain. And many Germans do come too and spent Holidays in one of the many dozens of hotels or come just for a day trip. All together i saw many parts of Germany and stayed about 5 years in other continents of the world, but Rüdesheim with Drosselgasse and what they can offer in the region is it worth do see it.

4  Thank Dieter9999
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

it's easy to write Ruedesheim and the Drosselgasse in particular as a tourist honey-trap. But that ignores the excellence of the food and drink available if you can avoid the trinket shops. If you're not driving, a Ruedesheimer Kaffee is a superb alcoholic mix of coffee, Ashacher brandy, cream and a smidgeon of chocolate flakes. Delicious! For the last few years I have visited with loads of English schoolkids, and they always remember the sausage stalls and the Mechanical Music Museum nearby. Good value.

2  Thank npeta
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Rudescheim is one of the most popular places to visit for tourists. The street, Drosselgasse, is a very narrow street with wall to wall shops and restaurants. This is my sixth time visiting, and I jusy can't seem to get enough of this place. Drosselgasse is just one street in Rudescheim, which is loaded with shops and restaurants. You can also get a Rhein cruise from there, and the town is reachable by rail.

1  Thank Ricmar60
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Narrow cobblestone street, long, very charming. Lots of stores, local goods, souvenirs, candy, eateries, cookoo clocks, wine/beer gardens, and bakeries. Great for picture taking.

3  Thank Trudy B
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