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.
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.