Discover the historic, fortified Oberwesel
Distance 3.7 km
Let us invite you to visit the historic city wall and experience a journey back in time to the Middle Ages.Our city wall is a monument of special quality. It has been largely preserved in its medieval state and is one of the most important and best preserved medieval city fortifications in Germany. In many places you can climb the city wall, climb and visit its fortified towers and walk along the old battlements.The ring wall not only protected against raids, it also provided protection against floods and ice. But the walls were almost as important for the reputation of a city. High walls and towers continued to bear visible witness to the power and wealth of a city. The city wall once had a length of more than 2.5 km. The height varied, depending on the terrain, between 8 and 16 meters. Additional protection was provided by 22 towers, 16 of which are still standing today.
Along the way, discover the many viewpoints with beautiful views of our beautiful city.
Update: April 25, 2022
Safety informationIn winter weather the city wall is closed.
Tips and hintsTourist Information, Oberwesel Rathausstr. 3, 55430 Oberwesel, Tel: 06744 710624
Getting thereBy car via the B9
ParkingParking lot at the train station, Mainzerstr. 6, 55430 Oberwesel
32U 409233 5551023
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EquipmentSince you will be walking the city walls, appropriate footwear is recommended.
- 27 Waypoints
- 27 Waypoints
Duration : h
Highest point m
Lowest point m
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