Oberwesel / Germany
Oberwesel is a town on the Middle Rhine. It is located in Rhineland-Palatinate in the Rhine-Hunsrück sdistrict. The town belongs to the municipality of Sankt Goar-Oberselel, whose administrative seat is located here.
Today Oberwesel shines through the most extensive remnants of a city wall ring in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which can be walked on for longer distances, its churches and beautiful old houses.
Construction of the castle Schönburg was in the first half of the 12th century, whether by the Magdeburger Archbishop or as Reichsburg, it is unsure.
The importance of the city in the Middle Ages can be seen in the fact that it housed two large monasteries, Liebfrauen and St. Martin.
The construction of the church begun in 1308. In 1331 it was consecrated and finally finished in 1375. It was built instead of a predecessor church, which was first mentioned in 1213. From this St.Mary's Church the present church took over an abbey for world priests (as opposed to religious priests).
Also worth seeing are the Werner Chapel and the Minoriten Abbey.
Rhine in flames is the designation of annual large fireworks, which take place at different times on several sections of the Rhine. On 4 dates brightly lit passenger ships travel by convoy in the evening across the river to allow its guests a view of the entire fireworks which is ignited upon arrival of the ships.