Christmas Market Dates
24th November – 23rd December 2016
Welcome to the
Rüdesheim Christmas Market
Set in the town’s chocolate-box old quarter, the Christmas market in Rüdesheim am Rhein brings a distinctly festive feel to the romantic old town and its popular Drosselgasse lane, as 120 stalls, representing 12 countries, gather to present Christmas customs and traditions from around the world.
Among a huge choice of local and global foods, try some Finnish specialities on the Drosselgasse or a taste of the Far East in the Mongolian marquee.
An absolute must do at the Rüdesheim Christmas Market is to try some deliciously made Rüdesheim Coffee, which is exclusively made with locally distilled Asbach Uralt Brandy, whipped cream and traditionally served in an authentic Rüdesheim coffee set. Of course the coffee set itself would also make a perfect gift for anyone back home. Available throughout the Rüdesheim Christmas market, Asbach Uralt is probably one of the most popular products, as they also make a great variety of brandy filled chocolates.
Varied entertainment runs every day or you can go on a romantic river cruise. Explore the enchanting "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" from Rüdesheim on a boat trip and learn about Germany’s fairytales, legends and Christmas traditions through spellbinding readings.
For a truly stunning view of the Rhine and its sloping vineyards, take a cable car ride up to the Niederwald recreational area.
Europe's biggest Nativity scene can also be found in Rüdesheim with life-size figures which can be admired on the market square.