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Günderode Haus

Hidden sky-high up a steep vineyard-striped hillside, Günderode Haus' flagstone terrace with sweeping views over the Rhine is an incredible spot for traditional dishes like wild boar sausages with rosemary potatoes,…
Museum in Oberwesel

Oberwesel Kulturhaus

Every April, Oberwesel crowns not a Weinkönigin (wine queen), as in most Rhine towns, but a Weinhexe (wine witch) – a good witch who is said to protect the vineyards. Photos of all the Weinhexen crowned since 1946 a…
Church in Oberwesel


Easily spotted on a hillside at the northern end of town is the enormous early 14th-century St-Martins-Kirche, popularly known as the ‘white church’. It has painted ceilings, a richly sculpted main altar and a tower…
Wine Bar in Oberwesel

Historische Weinwirtschaft

A half-timbered, slate-walled house with exposed timber ceiling beams and creaky timber floors is a fantastically atmospheric setting for sampling local wines. In summer, picnic tables shaded by magnolias fill the i…
Church in Oberwesel


In the southern Altstadt, the High Gothic Liebfrauenkirche, known as the ‘red church’ for the colour of its facade, dates from the early 14th century and has an impressive gilded altar.