We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Easy enjoyable walk.

The walk along the Oberwesel Wall was interesting and enjoyable. It parallels the Rhein River and offers excellent views. It was also an easy walk that allowed you to get an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2016
Lynne P
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 25: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The walk along the Oberwesel Wall was interesting and enjoyable. It parallels the Rhein River and offers excellent views. It was also an easy walk that allowed you to get an overview of the town. I recommend it.

Thank Lynne P
San Marcos, Texas
Level Contributor
63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We took a lunch picnic up on the wall, and went back one night for an incredible view of the sunset and the Rhine. If you are traveling through the area by train it is a nice place to stop and stretch your feet. We will definitely remember this place on our next euro trip.

Thank Ditzyleopard
Birmingham, AL
Level Contributor
286 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Our last full day in Oberwesel we decided to walk from the castle around the city. We walked the entire length of the wall. would love to have seen the city when the wall was still completely intact.

Thank VinoBambinos
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

These were fun, but most of it is unavailable to explore. Worth going though but it doesn't take that long to see it.

Thank dutchamericanfamily5
Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Extremely cool walk through. With towers all over town, the city itself is a historical walk. The towers along the trail on the western side of the city are really cool.

2 Thank rsg1050
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
151 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

We spent a couple of hours exploring this charming town on the Rhine and really enjoyed it. Walking around the fortifications was a good way to get different views of Oberwesel and imagine life in past times.

2 Thank r0amify0uwantt0
Level Contributor
59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

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 

1 Thank JKADoran
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
244 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank whosemother
Nauheim, Germany
Level Contributor
190 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014

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

1 Thank Always_0n_trip
Hornsea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
145 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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?

3 Thank paradad

Travelers who viewed City Fortifications also viewed

Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate
Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate
Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate
Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate

Been to City Fortifications? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Fortifications staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?