Day and Nightlife: Rüdesheim’s Cafés, Restaurants and the Drosselgasse
Since the range of culinary treats available in the Rheingau is almost overwhelming, we have limited ourselves to just a small, subjective selection.
Cafés und Restaurants
Café Seilbahn in Rüdesheim
This café's simple kitchen offers regional specialities. If you have always wanted to try a “Pfälzer Saumagen” (stuffed pig’s stomach), then here’s the place to do it. In addition, you can also feast on homemade goodies to your heart’s content in the café’s own pastry shop. www.cafe-seilbahn.de
Monastery Wine Tavern at Eberbach Abbey
The abbey’s kitchen produces hearty and regional dishes as well as selected meals for the cultivated palate. A varied lunch menu rounds off the selection. In addition, there is also a large selection of wines to perfectly complement the food. www.kloster-eberbach.de
Bollesje in Rüdesheim
The ambience at the “Bollesje” in Rüdesheim is truly special. Dining takes place in the dungeon-like atmosphere of a former prison. There are various different programmes that can be booked and which promise an experience to remember. www.bollesje.de
The Eibinger Zehnthof is already over 500 years old and, as the name suggests, was once the collection point for the “Zehnten” (tithes) that had to be paid to the local rulers and princes. Today visitors can enjoy a morning drink or regional speciality dishes in the late Gothic town hall, as well as, depending on the season, a drop of wine from the vineyard wine tavern or town hall cellar. The Eibinger Zehnthof has its own vineyard and holds wine tastings in the cellar with its wooden barrels. www.eibinger-zehnthof.de
Café Wagner in Bad Schwalbach
Café Wagner in Bad Schwalbach has been open for 125 years. This indulgent institution offers cakes and pastries as well as, on Sundays, an ample brunch. www.cafewagner.de
Burg Crass, Eltville
Feel like being a lord or lady for the day? Then Burg Crass is where it’s at. Classical country-house cuisine and wines from the region await diners here. www.burgcrass-eltville.de
Altes Rathaus in Oestrich-Winkel
The wine bistro serves regional and organic produce in its dishes, plus homemade cakes at the weekend. Housed in a building that dates from 1504, the inner courtyard and seating on the market square are ideal for spending a leisurely afternoon. The market fountain which splashes nearby and ivy-clad timber-framed houses add to the dreamy atmosphere. www.altes-rathaus-oestrich.de
Around three million international guests visit Germany’s liveliest street every year. With live music from 12 noon until 4 in the morning, a visit to Drosselgasse is an unforgettable experience.Drosselgasse Rüdesheim >> Drosselgasse Rüdesheim
Our Drosselgasse highlights:
Logo stands out thanks to its wide selection of beers. In total six kinds are available. Additional fun is promised by billiards and darts right though until it closes, whenever that may be!
At the heart of Drosselgasse is the Nachteule, or Night Owl, which is open from 8 pm until 5 am. A large dance floor, wines and sekt from the region as well as various different types of beer all help to get the party started.
A super-cosy pub that offers plenty of fun and variety with live music and good, simple food. Open from 12 noon until 2 am, this is the place for a sociable evening in good company. The only fly in the ointment is that Quetschkommod is closed from January to March. www.quetschkommod.de
0049 6722 9070
0049 6722 1573
Tips & Highlights
For over 30 years the Winzerexpress (vintners’ express) has travelled through the streets and alleyways of Rüdesheim showing visitors the sights of the town, such as St. Hildegard’s Abbey. The guided tour, which describes the region and its people and offers fun for all the family, lasts for around half an hour.