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Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Somewhat underwhelming

Because I have a passion for medieval military architecture my girlfriend and I decided to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Iweinvanaalst
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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
Unique walkabout

Walking atop part of the wall was interesting. The section along the river has a tower that can be... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Jenny H
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Regensburg, Germany
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Because I have a passion for medieval military architecture my girlfriend and I decided to visit the town of Oberwesel. Maybe our expectations were too high but the city fortifications left us somewhat underwhelmed. The town ramparts looked less impressive than anticipated. The south section...More

1  Thank Iweinvanaalst
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Walking atop part of the wall was interesting. The section along the river has a tower that can be climbed. What was a little difficult was going from one part of the wall segment to another when it was interrupted. There was a map, but...More

Thank Jenny H
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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
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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
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Reviewed 12 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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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