1223 St. Francis asked a shepherd from Greccio,
to perform with his family, showing the happenings of Holy Night.
Nativity as play and scene was born. And tell the story of Christmas, of the birth at Bethlehem, for each presence ever since.
Nativity scene at the Market place forms the natural core of the market.
As does the Nativity of Advent at Jakobus church for the Rüdesheim community, telling the story of Christmas and of Advent right through Christmas time.
And on the Sundays of Advent, at 5:00 pm within the Rüdesheim Nativity Play, children and youth of the city tell the Story of Christmas.