50 v. Chr. Vasavia (Oberwesel) Celtic Settlement
300 Castrum on the Rhenish road for the Roman army
400 Administrative seat for the historic kingdom of the Franks
966 Emperor Otto I. gives (Ober)Wesel plus serfs to the later archbishopric of Magdeburg
1166 Emperor Frederick I. (Barbarossa) acquires the town of (Ober)Wesel
1216 Emperor Frederick II. returns the town to the archbishopric of Magdeburg. (Ober)Wesel obtains the rights of a town
1237 (Ober)Wesel becomes a free imperial city
1254 (Ober)Wesel becomes a member of the Rhenish League of Towns1257
1258 Wine brotherhood “"Unserer lieben Frau” (Our Dear Lady) is founded
1290 Werner Chapel and Holy Ghost Hospital are built
1308 Commencement of building work on Church of our Lady, choir dedicated in 1331
1309 Henry VII., Holy Roman Emperor, pledges the town to his brother Balduin, archbishop and elector of Trier.
1370 (Ober)Wesel is awarded the right to mint coins by elector-prince Kuno von Falkenstein Trier.
1620 The town is occupied by Spanish imperial troops.
1632 Swedish soldiers occupy the town
1644 The town is occupied by the Bavarian army
1689 Schönburg Castle destroyed by Louis XIV’s French troops
1719 The last member of the Schönburg family dies without male issue
1802 Begin of secularisation, dissolutions of all monasteries and dioceses (Stifte)
1804 Oberwesel becomes French territory (until 1814)
1815 Oberwesel becomes Prussian
1828 Breakthrough of the Liebfrauen-Rathaus-Koblenzer Street
1843 Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben sings his Germany song – now the national anthem - for the first time in the "Goldener Pfropfenzieher” Hotel
1857 Construction of the railway
1885 The New York banker Major Rhinelander buys the ruins of Schönburg castle and restores it
1950 The town of Oberwesel acquires Schönburg Castle
1993 Building Association for the Historical Town of Oberwesel is founded and begins to open the town wall and towers to the public
2002 The Middle Rhine region is awarded world heritage status by the UNESCO.