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City Fortifications

Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Oberwesel
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Nelson, New Zealand
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184 reviews 184 reviews
67 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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115 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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