Rüdesheim cable car

Having been given a thorough inspection and spring clean, the ever-popular Rüdesheim cable car is now up and running in its 58th season. Since 24 March 2012, the distinctive egg-shaped gondolas have been carrying passengers high above the vineyards, affording spectacular views of the World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley and the romantic Rhine. The breathtaking ride from the base station on Oberstrasse up to the Niederwald monument, also known as the 'Prussian Madonna', lasts ten minutes.