The World Heritage partner with its own fleet

Rüdesheim is inseparably linked with the eventful cultural and natural heritage

of the Niederwald. This forested area high above the Rhine between

Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen was acquired by the Earls of Ostein towards

the end of the 18th century. In keeping with the taste of the period, the property was turned into a country park. The Niederwald hunting lodge was built. The temple, hermitage, folly, knights’ hall and enchanted cave became romantic vantage points offering stunning views of the Rhine and the famous

Binger Loch. The most famous and widely visible structure is the ‘iron lady’ Germania. Standing on the Niederwald memorial, she reminds us of the founding of the German Reich in 1871. Rüdesheim, the Niederwald and the romantic suburb of Assmannshausen are highlights in the UNESCO World Heritage Valley which are well worth a visit. And when you do come, you can use two of the most pleasant forms of transport during your visit, on the water and in the air. As part of a round boat trip which you can join at either Rüdesheim or Assmannshausen, a cable car ride up to the Niederwald

offers breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley. During a 50-minute

walking tour we’ll take you to Graf Ostein’s favourite spots and you’ll enjoy a

heady succession of panoramic views. Then it’s back to your starting point on

board one of the white riverboats of the Bingen-Rüdesheimer shipping company on the last leg of a truly memorable excursion.


Moderne Flotte: Die Bingen-Rüdesheimer-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft

The team at the Bingen-Rüdesheimer Schifffahrtsgesellschaft identifies with

the beauty of the Rhine and the significance of the UNESCO World Heritage

status. We are delighted to support this World Heritage Atlas which visitors and

local residents alike will find a valuable and informative companion to this stunningly beautiful region.