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City Fortifications

Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Oberwesel
Type: Historic Sites
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Nauheim, Germany
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118 reviews 118 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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316 reviews 316 reviews
106 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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