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This is a square in the small town Oberwesel on the left (western) riverbank of Rhine river about 40 kilomters south of Koblenz. This region between Bingen/Rüdesheim and Koblenz is called Upper Middle Rhine Valley and it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the background you can see the rocky and steep eastern slope of Rhine valley.

Oberwesel has about 3000 inhabitants. It probably was founded as a Celtic settlement and later on the Romans have been here. After the fall of Limes the small settlement became a royal Frankish property. Already in 1220 Oberwesel became a free imperial town. With the earnings of winegrowing, fishing (salmon) and trade the town was able to erect a town wall in the 14th century which still today nearly is complete. You can see a part of it in the background.

Oberwesel still today has many romantic and beautiful places - as you can see here ...


In the workshop you can see this square from another angle.

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