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2018 2019

Rüdesheim: Small train and visit the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

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Rüdesheim: Small train and visit the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

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Description

You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region will be explained and you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Rüdesheim and the Rhine. The train will then stop right before the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments located in an old building from the 15th century. The "Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett" is the first German museum dedicated to self-playing musical instruments, which holds an impressive collection of no less than 350 mechanical musical instruments dating back to the 18th century to the 20th, all spread out on more than 4000 ft². This is a vast collection, dating back three centuries, of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion. Tools and machines for the production of organ pipes, cardboard sheet music, rolls of sheet music and perforated disks are also on display in the collection. Whatever their age, museum visitors always take great pleasure in discovering this special music, the techniques from the past and how these instruments work. After visiting the Museum, you will have some free time to stroll through the streets of Rüdesheim ambling down the famous Drosselgasse.

 

Duration: approx. 2:00

  • Good walking shoes are recommended: the streets are cobbled.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Departure 06/04/2019
Arrival 13/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/04/2019
Arrival 25/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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START IN 2019
Departure 31/03/2019
Arrival 06/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 24/04/2019
Arrival 30/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/05/2019
Arrival 24/05/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/09/2019
Arrival 18/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

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START IN 2019
Departure 01/04/2019
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Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/04/2019
Arrival 30/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 24/05/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 30/06/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/06/2019
Arrival 05/07/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/07/2019
Arrival 30/07/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/07/2019
Arrival 04/08/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 24/08/2019
Arrival 29/08/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/08/2019
Arrival 03/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/09/2019
Arrival 08/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 18/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 23/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/10/2019
Arrival 01/11/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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