Drosselgasse - waiting for tourists
Most of the tourists, when visiting the Rheingau, come to Rüdesheim. I'm not sure why, but I guess it's because they have the most hotels there. Also the boats for the typical Rhine river tour, where you see all the castles along the river, start here.
The Drosselgasse is the main tourist alley - it has all kinds of souvenir shops and there are also restaurants and tavernes serving wine and regional food and having live bands performing.
At the moment it's still really quite here, so most of the shops and restaurants are still closed and will reopen probably around next month when the first tourists arrive for their easter vacation.