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Address: Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Lovely historic town

Definitely worth a venture! We had a great time driving around, looking at the fortifications. We took a river boat cruise that was FABULOUS!!!!!! This is one of those towns that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
JKADoran
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Belgium
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Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a venture! We had a great time driving around, looking at the fortifications. We took a river boat cruise that was FABULOUS!!!!!! This is one of those towns that you go to, venture around, have a great time and you've conquered it, no need to venture back. It's comparable to other little historic towns, maybe a wee smaller.... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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70 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped in Oberwesel for a coffee but could not find anything open. Disappointing so we walked along the town fortifications back to our car. I love the way that the town has just built itself around the walls. In some places, houses abut against the walls and in other places, there is narrow roadway in between. Numerous tunnels feed... More 

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Nauheim, Germany
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22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very unique fortifications, explore them, walk on them, discover a nice and very typical Rhine valley town.

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Whilst having a quiet evening walk, looking for somewhere to eat, we found this wall and walked along it. What secrets does it hold and the troubles it has stood through?

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Boulder
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very well preserved city fortification walls along the most scenic portion of the Rhine. We didn't do a tour, just climbed up and enjoyed during the late afternoon.

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Wales, UK
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Oberwesel has one of the best-preserved city walls in Germany. (If you are British, think Chester.) Don't miss taking this excellent and interesting walk.

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Estepona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Walking on top of the city walls brings you back to the early days, where fortification walls were a necessity for survival against the enemy. Nice and beautiful views over the - city of Oberwesel - and the river Rhine - called the Lorreley at that section. Highly recommended.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We enjoyed the walk our first afternoon.We climbed the tower, had nice views of the Rhine, and saw inside the attached church.

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Scott, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Enjoyed the walk around town on the old castle wall. Even climbed one of the towers. The views were breath-taking!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

As a history lover, seeing walls, gates, towers all dating back to the Middle Ages was a wonderful experience. The whole walk took about 2 hours, but that was taking our time and not rushing at all. Do it, great way to spend an afternoon.

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