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Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Nice walk - with views on the city and the Rhine river

It's fun to walk on the - rather long - historic city walls. Families with kids love to do that... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Cologne, Germany
Nice Little Town with Walls Along the River

While on the Mosel, stop by Oberwesel and check out the historic fortifications along the river a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

It's fun to walk on the - rather long - historic city walls. Families with kids love to do that. You have nice views towards both sides, the town and the river side.

Thank ExplorerCologne
Reviewed 3 October 2017

While on the Mosel, stop by Oberwesel and check out the historic fortifications along the river a better perspective on the town.

Thank TroubadourBCN
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited and explored Oberwesel and it's ramparts on 2 different days because of rainy weather, spending about 2-3 hours total here.....and we learned after the fact that it's best to walk these ramparts starting from the Marktplatz end, particularly if you want to walk...More

Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 2 July 2017

After 20 minutes on the boat from St. Goar, we arrive at Oberwesel. Oberwesel boasts some of the best medieval wall and tower remains on the Rhine. We enter the city, see the town walls, and climb the stairs to walk along the medieval town...More

Thank JennShio
Reviewed 27 June 2017

the walls are wide, providing a easy walk. parallels the river so you have great views of the water and the boats going up and down the Rhine. with no shelter, I would avoid when the weather is less than good (ice, snow, rain) ..but...More

Thank HollyBerryElf
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were in Oberwesel over Christmas and on Christmas eve the town shuts down for a week. With lots of time on our hands we decided to do the defensive wall walk and look at all of the towers; it was very nice, cool views...More

Thank Dominique G
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a nice wall that goes most of the way around Oberwesel. It does not have a covered walkway as Rothenburg does. It is a walkway atop the wall. There are several towers.

Thank bigtyke
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The walk along the Oberwesel Wall was interesting and enjoyable. It parallels the Rhein River and offers excellent views. It was also an easy walk that allowed you to get an overview of the town. I recommend it.

1  Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We took a lunch picnic up on the wall, and went back one night for an incredible view of the sunset and the Rhine. If you are traveling through the area by train it is a nice place to stop and stretch your feet. We...More

Thank Ditzyleopard
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Our last full day in Oberwesel we decided to walk from the castle around the city. We walked the entire length of the wall. would love to have seen the city when the wall was still completely intact.

Thank VinoBambinos
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