Rheingauer Weinmuseum Rüdesheim

Rheingauer Weinmuseum Rüdesheim

address
Rheinstraße 2
65385 Rüdesheim
Phone
+49 (0) 6722 2348
eMail
info@rheingauer-weinmuseum.de
Web
Opening hours
Entrance fees
Adults 5 €, Children, Adolescents up to 17 yrs, students 3 €, Family card incl. children up to 17 yrs 10 €
Sector
Technology
Category
Museums
Sponsor
Rheingauer Weinmuseum e.V.
Founded
1948
Focus of collection
Viniculture; Everyday culture
Location
Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis
Information

The oldest wine-related collection in the world is located in the Rüdesheimer Weinmuseum Brömserburg. In the garden of the castle complex, old wooden and iron spindle presses and a tree press from 1594 are on display alongside wine barrels, barrel carts and wine pumps. Around 2,000 wine-related exhibits from antiquity to the present are shown. Historical tools show how hard the work of the winemaker, cellar master and barrel cooper used to be. Stoneware from the Rheingau, Raeren, Siegburg, Frechen near Cologne and the Kannebäckerland, the Westerwald is represented, so are drinking and dispensing vessels made of glass and precious metal. The showpieces of the collection include precious glasses in which all important European style epochs are represented. Interested visitors will find a considerable collection of prehistoric and medieval excavation objects from the early days of the Rheingau on the top floor of the museum.