Rudesheim is a wine-making town in Germany's Rhine Gorge. It lies on the bank of the Main, at the foot of the Rhine and belongs to the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region, one of Germany's biggest tourist attractions; only Cologne Cathedral draws more tourists from other countries than Rudesheim.
The Drosselgasse Lane, the heart of Rudesheim's old town, is full of beautifully decorated restaurants, shops and live entertainment that plays all day and all night during the summer months. Built in the 15th century, the Drosselgasse is always crowded with tourists.
A well known old tradition in Rudesheim is the Weinkonigin (or Wine Queen) with her princesses. Each year the Rudesheim wine festival is held; highlights include the Wine Queen's and the princesses' coronation. The Wine Queen and her princesses then represent the town of Rudesheim and its wine in other wine-growing areas.
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