Romantic Cities Rheinland-Pfalz

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Schönburg | Oberwesel

Work on

the castle began in the 11th century and it was enlarged in the 13th

century to become a Ganerbenburg (a castle shared by several families)

with a total of three keeps. During the 30 Years’ War it was already in

decline and in 1689 it was looted, set on fire and destroyed. The last

of the Schönburgers died

in 1719 and the ruin fell back to the Electorate of Trier. The

property changed hands several times before it was acquired and restored

in the late 19th century by the German-American banker T. J. Oakley

Rhinelander from New York.

You can reach us at:

55430 Oberwesel/Rhein

Phone(0049) 6744 93930


Schönburg_2 (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Oberwesel)
Arrival by train - Anreiseformular