Oberwesel Old Town

Oberwesel Old Town


Discover the city of towers and wine

Anyone visiting Oberwesel for the first time will immediately understand where the nickname “the town of towers and wine” comes from. A good view of the romantic town with its many half-timbered houses, the numerous churches and the old ruin of Schönburg Castle can be had from the historic town wall. With its 16 towers, it is the oldest, largest and best preserved city fortification on the Middle Rhine. Other sights are the Werner Chapel on the city wall, the Liebfrauenkirche and the Martinskirche with its fortified tower. Oberwesel is also known as the place where Hoffmann von Fallersleben first publicly sang the Deutschlandlied, which became the German national anthem.


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