Our newly renovated guest apartment in Oberwesel offers an unforgettable stay right in the heart of UNESCO's World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Enjoy the many hiking and bicycle paths it has to offer, through forests, meadows, wine yards and historical sites. Oberwesel was a free imperial city that fell under Christian lordship, until its French secularization. It was important in medieval times due to its wine growing, fishing, handcrafts and trade. You must see this historical marvel!
Fully modernized 90sq. meter, second floor, two bedroom apartment with two comfortable beds each (equipped with new mattresses, 180cm x 200cm bed size). Two effective AC’s one in each bedroom addition your comfort in summer and provide cooling to the lounge as well. The lounge is equipped with a big screen to watch Amazon Prime and Netflix (free of charge, no regular TV program) and a premium Yamaha sound system (MusicCast-ready). One bedroom is also equipped with a small desk including Samsung TFT Screen connected to a Mac Mini. A strong Internet WiFi connection (secured by Sophos XG Firewall) is great either for work or to enjoy any chosen online entertainment program. A lot of light yet privacy makes the apartment your perfect hideaway. All linen is provided, as well as, some toiletries and products needed to make tea and coffee. Please note that the apartment's lounge has a cosy low 2m ceiling.
The apartment is situated right in the centre of Oberwesel's old town. The river Rhine, town hall, post office, bakery, off-license, beauty shop, main train station and river boat landing are only 5 minutes walk from the house. There are also two large grocery stores at easy reach (15 min. by foot/5 min. by car). Its location serves as a perfect starting point for hikers and cyclist, as it is situated just under one of the valley walls. The town itself offers a few culinary highlights such as the Historische Weinwirtschaft, Goldener Pfropfenzieher, Günderodehaus, Ferienhof Hardthöhe (watch out for their seasonal events) and, last but not least, fine dining delights at the Schönburg Castle Hotel. Schönburg Castle does not only offer delicious food, but also an incredible view of the Rhine river wining down the valley and a fun, rocky hike up. The town also hosts a wide variety of restaurants and cafés, such as Pizzeria Da Antonio (the name is sort of a give away), restaurant Alanya (Turkish restaurant for sitting in or taking away), Bistros Mitado or Salamander (offering a wide selection of snacks and more), Café Bonsch (traditional German tea-room-like for afternoon 'Kaffee und Kuchen' or breakfasts) and one of the gems of Oberwesel, Zum Lamm (casual restaurant, serving super traditional German food and their self produced wine, amongst other drinks, of course). Moving away from Oberwesel, there are also loads of wine makers and farms close-by. To explore all their fine tastes would take you a lifetime, so we are more than happy to provide you with a list of our recommendations, should you prefer taking a little shortcut. Neighbouring famous Rhine valley villages and towns with their many fabulous castles are also worth seeing. Well known towns such as Bacharach (6,8 km), Sankt Goar (8,6 km) and Bingen (23,2 km) and big cities, such as Koblenz (48,9 km), Mainz (52,2 km) and Wiesbaden (56,8 km) are easy to reach by train, car, bicycle or foot.
There are hourly and bi-hourly regional trains to Oberwesel from Frankfurt, Mainz and Koblenz. Wiesbaden can be easily accessed from Mainz. There is also a local train that goes from Mainz to Cologne, which is good for hopping on and off and visiting all the nearby villages. All villages may also be hiked or cycled to. Bicycle rental, including eBikes (40km approx. range), are available upon request from Fahrradverleih Hans Höhe - Frauenstraße 38, Oberwesel - Opening times: 08:00-12:00 hrs. A ferry leaves directly from Oberwesel to the Rhine villages on the other side of the river, such as Kaub and Rüdesheim. There are also river boat tours, which can be booked via "Köln-Düsseldorfer" Website. A car is not needed, but recommended in short trips. Hotel Augustin offer parking spaces for 8 EUR a day. It opens at 07:00 hrs and closes at 22:00 hrs. Overnight parking is allowed. Since public parking can be a headache (not well mentioned in Maps) here are two addresses to easily locate the two available garages via GPS: Rheinstr. 3a, 55430 Oberwesel / Schaarplatz 1 (currently closed). There are are also street parking spaces, however, they are usually limited to parking duration (2 hrs max. from Mon-Fri, from 07:00-19:00 hrs) or driver type (teachers only, from Mon-Fri, from 07:00-14:00 hrs). Along the B9 federal road daily parking tickets can be purchased.
Smoking is not permitted indoors and is only allowed at the outside patio.