Rüdesheim am Rhein (also spelled Rudesheim, Ruedesheim) is a city in the Rheingau in Hesse, Germany, at the southern end of the Rhine Valley(Mittelrheintal), across the river from Bingen. The town incorporates the village of Assmannshausen, also on the Rhine but on the other side of a bend in the river, and is also known as Rüdesheim am Rhein to distinguish it from the smaller nearby town of Rüdesheim an der Nahe.
Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen is served by the Rechte Rheinstrecke train line between Neuwied, Koblenz and Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. Trains are infrequent, with around one service per hour, but cheap towards Frankfurt/Wiesbaden/Mainz, as all towns lie in the RMV  fare region.
Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen are small enough to cover on foot. While you can travel between the two by train, or just walk along the Rhine (6-7 km), you can also take a cable car up to Niederwald and a chair lift back down to Assmannshausen.
Panorama Rüdesheim am Rhein from the ferry Bingen – Rüdesheim
Niederwalddenkmal: Allegory of Germania commemorates the Franco-Prussian War above Rüdesheim
Rüdesheim is the heart of the Rheingau wine region and is particularly famous for the Rheingauer Riesling white wine. Assmannshausen, on the other hand, is the only spot in the Rheingau that grows red wine, and its Assmannshäuser Spätburgunder, a Burgundy-type Pinot Noir, is very well regarded.
Alte Bauernschänke, Niederwaldstrasse 23, ☎ +49-6-72249990, . Two old mansions converted into a hotel and run by a wine-growing family. Excellent food. About 500m from the Rhine.€82-115. edit
Rheinhotel Lamm, Rheinuferstraße 6. Three-star hotel on the Rhine, very close to train station. Modern, recently renovated rooms, friendly English-speaking staff. Note that only "Comfort" and above rooms actually have Rhine views, while the "Standard" rooms face the train line to the back and can be quite noisy; ask for a quiet room, and they'll bump you up if there's space.€70-90. edit