RIESLING, OBERWESEL, GERMANY - RHINE
The delightful Riesling 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 wineries with tasting rooms for your enjoyment. The town even features a museum on its local history. Your apartment is only less than a half-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 ground-floor unit has been redone in a clean, modern style and is decorated with nice art work. Access to the apartment is in the back of the building via a few outside stairs. You enter from a small stone patio that is ideal for a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine at night. You proceed through the smartly designed modern kitchen. It is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, two 2 hot plates, and a microwave. The living area features a comfortable sofa (with sofa bed), coffee table, TV, and a dining table and chairs. Exposed wooden beams and hardwood floors add to the warm atmosphere.
There is a newly tiled bathroom with tub and shower. The bedroom features a queen bed (made up of two twin mattresses side by side in a single frame). The bedroom includes bedside tables and lamps.
The friendly English speaking owners live on the top floor. On the street level of the building there is a convenient newspaper and gift shop.
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SLEEPINGOne bedroom with non-separable twin beds.
BATHROOMSOne bath with tub w/ shower.
KITCHENModern kitchen w/microwave and 2 hot plates, no oven.
LAUNDRYHost has agreed to do laundry for a fee.
ACCESSIBILITYGround floor, 1/2 mile to train, 3 minutes to Rhine.
TRANSPORTATION10 min. flat walk to train.
MINUSESNo oven. The supermarket is a 15-minute walk (the hosts may be able to offer assistance), but bakery, butcher, and restaurants can be found nearby.
PLUSESLocation in center of town, hosts on-site.
SPECIAL FEATURESMicrowave, TV, Wi-Fi, small patio.
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What's included with the Germany - Rhine Untour?
- 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. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance in the form of detailed instructions and a rail schedule from the Frankfurt airport to your Rhine village.
- A 2nd class 7day rail pass (7 non-consecutive days within one month), or a 15day rail pass (15 consecutive days) for unlimited travel on the German rail system and a 20% discount on boats of the Köln-Düsseldorf Line.
- An orientation session by our superb on-site staff with current information on local events, concerts, and festivals.
- Local information and our own Untouring Rhineland guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
- A local cultural event, like a guided tour of Siegfried's Musical Cabinet in 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.
Landlord or Host for Riesling, Oberwesel, Germany - Rhine
The friendly English-speaking hosts live in the same building.
Oberwesel, Germany - Rhine, Home of Riesling
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.
Customer comments about Riesling, Oberwesel, Germany - Rhine
"Loved the location of Oberwessel and the location of the house. It was centrally located to everything." Sharon and John Nichols
Ratings for Riesling, Oberwesel, Germany - Rhine
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||4|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||6|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||6|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||2||1|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||12||11|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||12||12|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||5||5|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||3||2|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||6||6|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.
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