Rüdesheim, Germany

This image is an illustration of the town of Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany showing the embankment along the Rhine River.

Astudin-Karten vom Rhein, Verlag von Hoursch & Beckstedt – Köln

The description translates roughly as:

Rüdesheim, a cozy, old-fashioned wine-growing village, is situated at the foot of the Niederwald, unspoilt by its magnificent vineyards, whose yields have made the name of the city famous. From the height there appears a great national monument.

–The last sentence refers to the Niederwalddenkmal, which was erected to celebrate the formation of the German empire after the 1870 Franco-Prussian War.

This image likely dates from the 1920s.

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