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City Fortifications

Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Oberwesel
Type: Historic Sites
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Wales, UK
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
53 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Morro Bay, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

You can access the city fortifications with one of the several stone steps along the walls. Once up, you can walk the length between the 7 or 8 tours covering almost the length of the current town. Delightful views of both Oberwesel and the Rhine River valley

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This area is charming and historic. It is rich in scenic views and castles. You can go around the area and enjoy what the place can offer.

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St. Thomas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Disliked nothing; Oberwesel is a beatiful village on the Rhine River. Peaceful and quiet yet very accessible from Frankfurt and Koblenz. Be sure to take a day cruise on the Rhine. K-D is the primary provider and offers multiple options alllowing one to get off in all of the villages and return to you point of origin later in the... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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345 reviews 345 reviews
74 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Nice old town fortifications give wonderful views of the castle, towers, village, and Rhein River. Walk the length to see the whole village.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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702 reviews 702 reviews
281 attraction reviews
1,499 helpful votes 1,499 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

That well preserved and very beautiful rocky city wall is, indeed, the best thing to do in the wine town of Oberwessel. The walk around its path is very interesting and, in some parts, provide nice views as well. It is worth a stop for stroll a bit by this old fortification.

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