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Oberwesel

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Oberwesel is in Middle Rhine Valley.

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By car[edit]

The B9 runs along the riverside of the town and is about half way between Bingen and Koblenz. Alternatively 12 km from the A61 exit 44 Laudert.

By train[edit]

Train station is on the line MainzKoblenz.

By boat[edit]

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Oberwesel town wall
  • 1 Oberwesel townwall (Oberwesel Stadtmauer). Excellent example of town wall with many defensive towers
  • 2 Schönburg. 12th century castle with expensive but impressive restaurant and hotel.

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Events[edit]

  • Rhein in Flammen: 14 September 2019. The “Night of a Thousand Fires” has been traditionally staged at Oberwesel. For this spectacle, 50 illuminated ships convoy to the town of St. Goar to watch the illumination of the legendary Loreley rock rising 300 feet out of the river. The procession will go from there upstream to Oberwesel passing towns, castles, and churches bathed in Bengal lights. The musical brilliant firework display in front of the medieval backdrop of Oberwesel is the highlight of the boat parade. (date needs updating)
  • Mittelalterliches Spectaculum: 9–21 May 2018. Medieval festival (date needs updating)

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Eat[edit]

  • 1 Weinhaus Weiler, Marktplatz 4, +49 6744 93050. Also hotel rooms
  • 2 Günderode Haus, Rheingoldstraße (am Siebenjungfrauenblick on the hill north of the town.), +49 6744 714011. German food with original flare. Building was located in this position with spectacular view of the Rhein for the film Heimat 3.

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