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Sweden-Bure Tour

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  • Blick auf die Schönburg auf der Traumschleife Schwede-Bure
    Blick auf die Schönburg auf der Traumschleife Schwede-Bure
    Photo: Harald Hartusch, TI Oberwesel
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The 12 km long hike reveals again and again beautiful views of the Rhine Valley and Schönburg Castle.

moderate
Distance 11.9 km
4:30 h
352 m
352 m
323 m
75 m
Schwede-Bure (Schweden-Born) - as this wildly romantic place is called - has been a place of refuge for the inhabitants of Oberwesel for centuries.

They sought shelter there from the Swedes as early as the 30 Years' War in the 17th century. In later times, it was a meeting place for many lovers who found shelter there from prying eyes and immortalised their love with engravings in the slate rock.

The varied tour leads past many cultural sites and places steeped in history, e.g. the Oberwesel town wall with its towers, the Jewish cemetery and the Kalvarienberg Chapel. The trail winds its way - partly on narrow paths - through small woods, meadows and vineyards. In between, wonderful vantage points invite you to linger.

Author’s recommendation

It is worth taking a look at the Calvary Chapel, built in 1845, and a walk over the Oberwesel town wall.
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Tourist-Info Hunsrück-Mittelrhein
Update: July 18, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
323 m
Lowest point
75 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Dirt road 46.97%Nature trail 37.72%Path 13.32%Road 0.68%Unknown 1.29%
Dirt road
5.6 km
Nature trail
4.5 km
Path
1.6 km
Road
0.1 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Safety information

No special safety instructions

Tips and hints

 

Tourist Information Oberwesel

Rathausstraße 3

55430 Oberwesel

Tel.: 0049 (0) 6744/ 71 06 24

Email: info@oberwesel.de

Web: www.oberwesel.de

Start

Oberwesel or Damscheid/Hardt car park (75 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.107390, 7.726305
DMS
50°06'26.6"N 7°43'34.7"E
UTM
32U 408922 5551347
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Destination

Oberwesel or Damscheid/Hardt car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at Schaarplatz in the heart of Oberwesel. Following the signs, you pass a medieval fountain and a small vineyard and take a narrow path to the Schützengraben. This leads north along the medieval town wall with its defence towers to St. Martin's Church, a former collegiate church built around 1350.After crossing the road, a narrow path leads uphill along old garden plots to the "Michelfeld". A little later, you reach the vantage point "Auf dem Kackstuhl". Here you have a wonderful view of the Rhine.Now the path climbs slowly up to the Hardthöhe and then continues across meadows and fields with fantastic views to the former Jewish cemetery, which covers an area of approx. 2,700 square metres. The oldest of the gravestones probably dates from 1718, the last burial took place on 25 January 1942.After another kilometre - first still uphill and then slightly downhill - we come to the "Rheingoldschänke", whose beautiful terrace invites us to take a break.Freshly refreshed, we follow the path through pastures, meadows and a short stretch of forest to the "Guckshöll", which offers us a fantastic view through the Niederbach valley to the Rhine with St. Martin's Church and the Cat and Ox Tower.From there, the path climbs again briefly past a fir tree shelter until the highest point of the tour is reached and you can enjoy the distant view in all directions. If you want to make a small detour to Damscheid, e.g. to take a look at the 12th century church of St. John the Baptist with its Romanesque tower, it is not far from here.Otherwise, head south to the "Hardt" hikers' car park and from there continue along a beautiful meadow path surrounded by flowering, fragrant bushes. After about 2 km, shortly after the "Hunsrück" lookout point, turn left onto a small path that leads back to Oberwesel after a few metres through Niederwald forest. Soon you come to a quarry where you can see the 300 to 400 million year old slate layers very clearly. The trail continues eastwards along vineyards that were initially fallow and then cultivated.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By bus and train to/from Oberwesel station - timetable information

Getting there

Along the B9 from the direction of Koblenz and Bingen

Parking

On the B9Oberwesel railway station car parkDamscheid/Hardt hikers' car park

Coordinates

DD
50.107390, 7.726305
DMS
50°06'26.6"N 7°43'34.7"E
UTM
32U 408922 5551347
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes/hiking boots are an advantage

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Rating

4.0
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Benjamin Günthner
June 25, 2022 · Community
Kurzweilige Runde mit schönen Blicken auf Rheintal, Schönburg und Hunsrück. Die Seite der Schwedenbure ist gespickt mit steilen Weinbergen. Interessant und gut beschrieben ausgeschildert ist auch das Stück entlang der alten Stadtmauer mit Wehrtürmen bei Oberwesel. Viele Rastmöglichkeiten und insbesondere die Panoramaschauckel lädt ein, kurz die Beine hochzulegen.
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Bob Beaman 
April 24, 2022 · Community
Schöne Rundwanderung mit tollen Ausblicken im Mittelrheintal bei Oberwesel. Etwas zu viel Asphalt und nicht so schöne Stücke.
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When did you do this route? April 23, 2022
HeiDanyko 🥾
April 01, 2022 · Community
Eine wirklich schöne Tour. Sind sie schon zum 3 x gelaufen. Immer wieder tolle Blicke ins Rheintal. Sehr gut beschildert.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
352 m
Descent
352 m
Highest point
323 m
Lowest point
75 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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