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Oberwesel lies at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and is often referred to as the town of towers and wine.

The appearance of the town is still strongly influenced by the Middle Ages and the visitor is taken back in time by Schönburg Castle, the well-preserved, accessible town wall, fortified towers. churches and museums. Oberwesel is an excellent starting point for hiking trips, cycle tours and boat trips and is the venue for nationally famous events such as "Rhine in Flames" and the medieval Spectaculum. 

Ticket Office Oberwesel

In den Rheinanlagen
55430 Oberwesel
Breite/Lat: 50.107753 Länge/Lon: 7.728578

Tel. 0 67 44 / 2 29
Fax 0 67 44 / 2 29
E-Mail: kd-oberwesel(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Oberwesel is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  • Passengers who have not purchased their ticket at the KD ticket office in Königswinter are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, Maestro, credit card (Eurocard, Mastercard).

Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

By regional train MRB (Mittelrheinbahn) and RE (Regionalexpress) to Oberwesel Station, approx 10 min. walk.

Getting to the landing-stage by car

On the main road B9 from the north (Koblenz): stay on the B9 in Oberwesel until the first pedestrian bridge. Parking is available on the right.  
On the main road B9 from the south (Bingen): stay on the B9 until the second pedestrian bridge. Parking is available on the left.  
Cross the pedestrian bridge and you come to the KD landing-stage next to the playground. There are public car parks along the B9, some of which are subject to charge. 

Suggested tours

Nostalgia route

Our highlight on the romantic Middle Rhine – on the trail of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pure nostalgia is offered between Koblenz and Rüdesheim. Experience the most famous sights on the river which embodies German Romanticism in authentic surroundings on board the paddle steamer GOETHE.

  • KD departure time from Oberwesel: 12.50 and 17:35
Nostalgia route

Loreley tour

St. Goarshausen is where you will find the magical Loreley, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world each year. Many romantic castles, the imperial palace near Kaub and the fortress of Schönburg by Oberwesel proudly watch over the valley of the Loreley and, cloaked in legend, are witnesses of an eventful history.

  • KD departure times from Oberwesel: 10:50, 12:50, 14:50, 15:50 and 17:50
    (upriver towards Rüdesheim)
  • KD departure times from Oberwesel: 10:35, 11:35, 12:35, 15:35 and 17:35
    (downriver towards Boppard and Koblenz)
Loreley tour

Trip to castles

Nowhere else are there as many medieval castles as on this inimitable section of the Rhine, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2002. To mention just three of them: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle and the uniquely well-preserved Marksburg Castle in Braubach, to mention just three.

  • KD departure times from Oberwesel: 10:50, 12:50, 14:50, 15:50 and 17:50
    (upriver towards Rüdesheim)
  • KD departure times from Oberwesel: 10:35, 11:35, 12:35, 15:35 and 17:35
    (downriver towards Boppard and Koblenz)
Trip to castles

Offers on site

Town wall

The town wall of Oberwesel with its 16 defence towers is the best-preserved town wall on the Middle Rhine. This medieval fortification has been open to tourists for many years. It is thus now possible to walk along many parts of the town wall. A walk on the wall can become an exciting journey into the past.

Schönburg Castle

Schönburg Castle can look back on an exciting history. Perched on a wooded hill, it was first mentioned in documents in 1149. Today it houses an international youth hostel and the “Burghotel” with the “Restaurant auf Schönburg”.

Tourist Information Oberwesel

Rathausstraße 3
55430 Oberwesel
Tel. 06744/710624
Fax 06744/1540
E-Mail: info(at)

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

Service Centre

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.


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