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[Translate to English:] Erleben Sie den historischen Charme von Oberwesel und feiern Sie mit uns! Die Stadt Oberwesel sorgt wieder mit vielen abwechslungsreichen Veranstaltungen für beste Urlaubslaune.

Oberwesel wine market

Held annually on the 2nd and 3rd weekends in September
2018: 07th -10th and 14th - 15th of September


Coming up again soon... On Friday 7th September 2018, the traditional wine market in Oberwesel will be officially opening. This festival, steeped in tradition, is all about wine, and showcases fine wines from the region. Vintners and the “wine witch” invite visitors from near and far to spend two weekends enjoying the hustle and bustle of the wine market on Oberwesel market square. There’s plenty to eat and drink on offer.

The programme promises to entertain visitors and guests wonderfully, with the music starting in the afternoons, when various societies from Oberwesel and the neighbouring area perform concerts.

Together with the “Rhine in Flames” festival, the wine market is one of the foremost attractions of the world heritage upper Middle Rhine valley area.

Set against the historic atmosphere of the market square, vintners set up their wine bowers, which give the festival its unique and special character. Make the most of this opportunity to taste any one of 150 finest wines from the Middle Rhine region, cultivated using various different methods, and enjoy the best our vintners have to offer. Every day, high spirits and entertainment are guaranteed with a wide range of colourful and varied fringe events. The traditional pageant on the wine market Sunday is a particular highlight of the festival. Each year, the vintners choose a new slogan. Well in advance, the sound of hammers and saws can be heard as they turn their ideas into realities. On Sunday, at 3pm, the result of this hard work can finally be seen in the great pageant.

The “Rhine in Flames - Night of a Thousand Fires" festival promises to be yet another special highlight this year.

The company "Zündwerk" has developed a pyrotechnical musical to delight visitors with ultra-modern and highly elaborate fireworks. Thanks to a new and innovative digital procedure for setting off fireworks, effects can be synchronised to within a thirtieth of a second. The result is a so-called pyrotechnical musical - a brilliant firework display which harmonises with the music to perfection, and is guaranteed to give you goose-pimples!

A convoy of some 50 boats round off the picture, offering visitors a very special experience. After forming into a parade, the boats sail in convoy up the Rhine to Oberwesel. Loreley rock, where the Rhine is narrower and deeper than anywhere else, glows in the light of Bengal fire. The convoy sails on past the “seven maidens”, a rock formation in the bed of the Rhine river, and up to the town of Oberwesel.  With the lighted historic town as backdrop, the illumination finally begins.

Look forward to a wonderful festival, with high quality regional wines, culinary delights, a wide range of entertainment and an unbeatable firework show!