Rhineland-Palatinate

Oberwesel

Oberwesel
The Essential
Sixteen towers dotted along the fortifications of this idyllic winegrowing town still remain and a portion of the medieval ramparts is still accessible, commanding a fine view of the Rhine. The Gothic Church of Our Lady houses a 14C altarpiece at the high altar, a Gothic rood screen and an intriguing triptych. From the terrace of Schönburg castle - three fortresses surrounded by mighty ramparts, you look out over the turreted town of Kaub and the fortified island of Pfalz.