The Christmas market of the nations adds an international dimension to the festive season in the old quarter of Rüdesheim, with 120 stalls from around twelve countries. At its heart is Europe's largest Nativity scene, with surrounding landscaping. Elk furs and jam made from cloudberries are offered by the Finnish contingent, for example, whilst a Mongolian yurt adds an exotic, oriental feel. Other Rüdesheim highlights are romantic river cruises, cable car rides and the celebration of Christmas traditions on St. Thomas' Night (21 December).
Christmas market - opening times
20 Nov - 21 Dec 2014
Sun - Thu 11am - 8pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 9pm
21 Dec St. Thomas' Night parade