by the ship approx. 80 minutes to Oberwesel.
From the numerous age-grey small towns which line up themselves
in the valley of the Middle Rhine on narrow bank hemline no one
else shows such a full impression, still completely controlled
from the Middle Ages townscape like Oberwesel.
Even today the churches and cloister ruins can provide a picture
for us which big meaning churches and clerics had in the middle
Ages for the people in the "free imperial city”.
The "Rote Kirche" (red church) of the Liebfrauen monastery
is especially worth seeing. You should visit the “Rote Kirche” at
first because of the early sunrays on the windows which are directed
to the east.
It was built at the beginning of 14-th century in the
style of the high-level Gothic. The choir as a liturgical space
noble monastery men is separated by the choir screen, a jewel of
Gothic tracery work of the long house, while the "commonality" prayed.
high altar - golden altar - is one of the earliest and most valuable
piece altars of Rhineland. The mighty baroque organ was
built in 1740-1745 by master Eberhardt and was complemented later
Afterwards you do a city walk and the medieval city
fortification with her many towers offers to you a lot of interesting.
part of the about 3 km long city wall is passable and you can enjoy
from the wall crown the view of the Rhine. Free from giddiness
ones may also mount one of 16 of originally 21 military towers
along the city wall.
High about the city lays the Schönburg,
one of the oldest strongholds in the Rhine Valley. Its history
lets trace itself
back till 12-th century. In a visit (about 45 minutes on foot uphill)
you enjoy the wide view about the Rhine Valley or the good kitchen
and excellent wine of the Schlosshotel.
Back to Ruedesheim it goes
again by the ship approx. 130 minutes.
This purpose is also to be
reached well by bicycle: You go by the Rhine ferry to Bingen and
drive 25 km to Oberwesel. Back to
Ruedesheim it goes again by bicycle, with the train to Bingen or
with the ship approx. 130 minutes.