The Brömserburg in Rüdesheim.

The Brömserburg in Rüdesheim is one of the oldest castles along the Rhine River. The former fort, which was once surrounded by water, was built around 1000 AD as a stronghold of the Electorate of Mainz. Since 1950, it has housed the Rheingau Wine Museum.

The castle which was built in 12th century, offers the world's oldest wine-related collection, ranging from wine- and drinking-vessels made out of different materials over bottles and labels to tools and equipment used by coopers, cellar men and wine-growers. There is also a wine-distillery installed true to the original.

Besides offering information on the history of wine, the Brömserburg also gives visitors the opportunity to try different wines.

  • / Foto: Karl-Heinz Walter