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Spaetburgunder

Vacation rental in Oberwesel

Stay in German Rhine

The Spaetburgunder vacation rental is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Oberwesel. With its accessible historic walls and moat, Oberwesel is known as the town of towers. It is sprinkled with half-timbered houses, historic restaurants and vintners/wineries with tasting rooms for your enjoyment. The town even features a museum on the town’s history. Your apartment is only less than a ½ mile flat walk to the train station or 3 minute walk to the Rhine River. A bakery, butcher, and restaurants can be found nearby, however the supermarkets are about a 15-minute walk (the hosts may be able to offer assistance).

This comfortable second-floor unit has been newly re-done in a clean, modern style with a spacious open living area that has a comfortable sofa (with sofabed), coffee table, TV, table and 4 chairs. In the living room there is a glass door that leads to the 25 sqm covered terrace with table and 4 chairs. One end of the living area is a kitchen, which is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, oven, coffee maker and toaster. The newly tiled bathroom with hand-held shower is between the kitchen and bedroom. The bedroom, features twin beds on a non-separable frame with bedside tables and lamps. If the apartment is occupied by 4 people, a second bedroom (on the small side) with a sink, and a separate toilet are available. The friendly English speaking landlords live on the top floor. On the street level of the building there is a convenient newspaper, gift shop.

WiFi speed as of 6/14/20: 13 Mbps Down/2 Mbps Up


What's included

  • One or two weeks in a private apartment in the Middle Rhine area between Mainz and Koblenz.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Frankfurt, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance in the form of detailed instructions and a rail schedule from the Frankfurt airport to your Rhine village.
  • A digital 2nd class 7day rail pass (7 non-consecutive days within one month), or a digital 15day rail pass (15 consecutive days) for unlimited travel on the German rail system. Seniors over 60 years receive a discount on the KD Rhine river boats.
  • An orientation session by our superb on-site staff with current information on local events, concerts, and festivals.
  • Exclusive local information on our UnTours travel app for your mobile phone to have all of our recommendations at your fingertips before and throughout your trip - researched and written by UnTours staff on the ground in Italy and full of the best restaurants, sightseeing options, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural event. Depending on group size, it could be a dinner with our local staff or trip to Ruedesheim.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Oberwesel, Germany - Rhine, Home of Spaetburgunder

Oberwesel, with its accessible historic town walls and moat is known as "the town of towers." Sprinkled with half-timbered houses, Oberwesel offers 6 historic restaurants and 8 vintners/wineries with tasting rooms for all to enjoy.

Schonburg Castle watches over the town with its 2 Gothic churches, the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and St. Martin both dating from the 1300s. Today the spacious castle houses a hotel with a restaurant and private gallery. An International Youth Hostel has been built next door. The footpath leading from the center of town to Schonburg Castle is a 30-minute stroll.

You’ll be staying in the area known as the Middle Rhine. Oberwesel is located on the west side of the Rhine below St. Goar and above Bacharach. This area is world-renowned for its wine. The endless hills of vineyards provide a beautiful backdrop for a hike or boat ride along the Rhine. The wide bike paths along the Rhine make this a most enjoyable area for cycling, getting to know the region in a much slower, more intimate way. You can easily rent a bike by the day or week, and some landlords even provide them for your enjoyment. The bakery museum in town is worth a visit, as well as a trip to the various bakeries to enjoy the local specialties.

Oberwesel has a nice variety of restaurants, butcher shops, bakeries, souvenir shops, banks with ATM, tourist information office, and coffee shops. From May through October, the Middle Rhineland region has many festivals including the famous Rhine in Flames, which takes place in various villages along the river. This spectacular display of fireworks takes place on barges and hills along the river and builds to a crescendo that makes the river appear as if it’s on fire.

From Oberwesel, you can easily take long day trips by train to Koblenz and further on to the Roman city of Trier with its magnificent Roman ruins. Discover other unique villages in the area on the Moslem River, or head to Cologne to visit the awe-inspiring cathedral. Shorter day trips along the Rhine are accessible by the KD boats. All you have to do is decide when and where to disembark as you cruise up and down this mighty river, where 30 different castles decorate a 10-mile stretch.


Location


Landlord

The friendly English-speaking hosts live in the building.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-4 people

Sleeping

1 bedroom with combined twins. If occupied by 3 or 4 people a second small bedroom with sink and separate WC will be requested.

Bathrooms

One w/ tub with shower. If occupied by 3 or 4 people a second bedroom with WC/sink will be requested.

Kitchen

Full kitchen.

Laundry

Hosts have agreed to do laundry for a fee.

Level

One flight of stairs, no elevator.

Accessibility

In the center of town, 3 minutes to Rhine, 1/2 mile to train.

Transportation

10 min. to train.

Pluses

Spacious, covered terrace, friendly owners live in the building, right in the center of Oberwesel

Special Features

Wonderful covered terrace, Wi-Fi


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

Gilles and Elaine Joubert

★★★★★

A nice clean apartment located in a very good location.

Jane Thompson

★★★★★

Overall the apartment was fantastic! Enough living space and bathroom was huge. Very light and bright with windows and the attached deck was a wonderful perk. Though close to the train tracks, there was never any noise. Because our landlord was out of town (which we knew and accepted) we could have used a change of bed linens after week one. The location was perfect - close to everything we needed.

Cathrin Baumbach (Untours staff)

★★★★★

We were surprised at how spacious and colorful the apartment was and enjoyed the artwork on the walls. Loved having meals and glasses of dry Riesling on our large, covered balcony. You couln't be more centrally located; bakery, restaurants and grocery store were close by.

Karen and David Acker

★★★★★

Apartment was lovely. Noisy during day, but that can't be helped due to cobblestone streets and center of town. Terrace was very nice!

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Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

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