Oberwesel Off The Beaten Path

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    Romantischer Weinlehrpfad

    by globetrott Updated Sep 12, 2011

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    Romantischer Weinlehrpfad in Oberwesel is a path, that you can walk through the village and step by step you will find exhibits and explanations about wine-growing and how to press and store the wine etc.
    It might be a good idea to walk there, when you have enough time. this path will take you to one of the towers of the medieval townwall and furthermore even to Gruenerodehaus, an excellent viewpoint over the river Rhine and Oberwesel and it is also an excellent restaurant !
    Here are some more links about the wine
    in the Rhine-valley, unfortunately only in german :
    Weinfeste in Rheintal
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    Weinfeste in Rheinhessen

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    • Wine Tasting

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    Pfalz - the most spectacular castle in the Rhine

    by globetrott Written Jun 23, 2008

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    Pfalz - just 3km upstream from Oberwesel
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    This spectacular castle is in fact IN the Rhine, on a small island and it is just 3 km upstream from Oberwesel. Pfalzgrafenstein castle is also called Kaub or Pfalz. It was built on a small island in the river Rhine, at a narrow place where toll could easyly be taken from ships passing by. That way the owners of this castle got rich and wealthy.
    In the village of Kaub a ferry will take you tho that castle and so you will be able to visit the castle-interior.
    Pfalzgrafenstein is closed all of December !
    It is open for visitors
    daily except at the 1st workingday of the week in
    January - March :
    09.00a.m.-01.00p.m. + 02.00p.m.-05.00p.m.
    October - November:
    09.00a.m.-01.00p.m. + 02.00p.m.-05.00p.m.
    April - September:
    09.00a.m.-01.00p.m. + 02.00p.m.-06.00p.m.
    Last entry is 1 hour before closing !!

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    St.-Martins-Kirche

    by globetrott Updated Jun 20, 2008

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    St.-Martins-Kirche in Oberwesel
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    St.-Martins-Kirche is a bit outside of the town-centre and it dates back to the year 1350. This church was never really finished because of lack of money and its churchtower was also a part of the medieval townwall.
    There are some interesting frescos dating back to the 15th and 16th century in that church, but unfortunately this church was under restoration while I was in Oberwesel last time !

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    • Religious Travel
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    the devil lost a horseshoe in Oberwesel

    by globetrott Updated Jun 20, 2008

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    When you are standing on the market-square of Oberwesel take a look at the horse-shoe there between the cobbled stones !
    According to an old ledgend the devil had lost a horse-shoe in Oberwesel. One of the vinters of Oberwesel had to fullfill a bad treaty with the devil and in order to get rid of that treaty he tried to kill the devil by rolling one of his giant wine-vats over the devil, who could escape in the last minute, but lost his horse-shoe...

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    • Historical Travel

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