Conference Excursion

Conference Excursion

A highlight of the IMB/SFB 1361 Conference is the Conference Excursion.

This year, we will take a boat trip on the Rhine River to Rüdesheim.

The Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a breathtaking panorama. From Mainz to Rüdesheim, the Rhine flows through the sun-drenched Rheingau and Rheinhessen, past vineyards, medieval castles, palaces and small towns. The tour enables you to enjoy all of that relaxed from the water while enjoying your coffee and on the way back, a fantastic dinner.

Our destination Rüdesheim am Rhein is a well-known tourist attraction and wine town in the Hessian Rheingau-Taunus district at the border to the Middle Rhine Valley.

Drosselgasse & old town

The Drosselgasse is not just an attraction in the evenings – it is part of the original Rüdesheim old town with its pretty narrow lanes. In the old town, you can see the noble courts and the Adlerturm (Eagle Tower), or just enjoy a glass of wine in one of the cosy taverns.

Castles & monuments

Impressive buildings that formed part of history and have stories to tell – the highest density of castles in the world can be found here in the Middle Rhine region. The most famous witnesses of time include the Niederwald Monument as well as the Ehrenfels Castle ruins.

Monasteries & churches

The many churches and monasteries in Rüdesheim offer a different kind of retreat. If you’re looking for a moment of quietude, you’re in the right place. A look behind the church doors and monastery walls is very much worth it.

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Detailed information: Departure Mainz: 15:00,  Stay in Rüsselsheim: 17:00 - 19:00, Arrival in Mainz: 22:00. Dinner will be served on the boat ride back to Mainz.