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Oberwesel city wall circuit

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Discover the historic, fortified Oberwesel
easy
Distance 3.7 km
1:00 h
43 m
43 m
114 m
72 m
Let us invite you to visit the historic city wall and experience a journey back in time to the Middle Ages.Our city wall is a monument of special quality. It has been largely preserved in its medieval state and is one of the most important and best preserved medieval city fortifications in Germany. In many places you can climb the city wall, climb and visit its fortified towers and walk along the old battlements.The ring wall not only protected against raids, it also provided protection against floods and ice. But the walls were almost as important for the reputation of a city. High walls and towers continued to bear visible witness to the power and wealth of a city. The city wall once had a length of more than 2.5 km. The height varied, depending on the terrain, between 8 and 16 meters. Additional protection was provided by 22 towers, 16 of which are still standing today.

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Along the way, discover the many viewpoints with beautiful views of our beautiful city.
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Update: April 25, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
114 m
Lowest point
72 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 48.90%Dirt road 0.23%Nature trail 3.64%Path 20.93%Road 4.04%Unknown 22.24%
Asphalt
1.8 km
Dirt road
0 km
Nature trail
0.1 km
Path
0.8 km
Road
0.2 km
Unknown
0.8 km
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Safety information

In winter weather the city wall is closed.

Tips and hints

Tourist Information, Oberwesel Rathausstr. 3, 55430 Oberwesel, Tel: 06744 710624

 

www.oberwesel.de

Start

Oberwesel train station (76 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.104523, 7.730722
DMS
50°06'16.3"N 7°43'50.6"E
UTM
32U 409233 5551023
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Destination

Oberwesel train station

Turn-by-turn directions

The circular tour takes you along streets, the town wall and paths around the town center of Oberwesel, passing all the towers and churches of the town.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus and train

Getting there

By car via the B9

Parking

Parking lot at the train station, Mainzerstr. 6, 55430 Oberwesel

Coordinates

DD
50.104523, 7.730722
DMS
50°06'16.3"N 7°43'50.6"E
UTM
32U 409233 5551023
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

 

www.regionalgeschichte.net

Equipment

Since you will be walking the city walls, appropriate footwear is recommended.

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Provider:  Tourist-Info Hunsrück-Mittelrhein | Source:  Tourist-Info Hunsrück-Mittelrhein - Zentrum am Park

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
43 m
Descent
43 m
Highest point
114 m
Lowest point
72 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Insider tip

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