Photos courtesy of Burghotel auf Schönburg
22 rooms, including 2 singles, 18 doubles, and 2 suites
Single rooms: 120–170 euros
Double rooms: 220–350 euros
Suites: 310–370 euros
Rates include 4-course dinner, breakfast, tax, and service.
Open: mid-March until mid-December
Oberwesel lies along the most picturesque part of the Rhine River. Rhine boats stop at the town and trains along the Koblenz-Bingen line as well. A footpath leads from town up to the hotel, as well as a road, (which is a long hike on foot).
Nearby: explore charming Rhine towns; visit wineries; Rhine cruises
Yes. There is a chapel on site.
Schönburg is a splendid combination of rugged castle and exquisite hotel accommodations that incorporate medieval architecture with modern comfort.
Overlooking and dominating the little town of Oberwesel, the reconstructed medieval towers and ramparts command excellent views up and down the Rhine River.
Within the massive wall surrounding Schönburg are three interconnected fortresses that are a delight to explore. Hidden rooms, winding stairways, narrow corridors, and lead-paned windows with glimpses of the river are all part of the fun.
For quiet relaxation, cozy up with a book in the castle’s library in front of an open fire. A great knights’ hall holds a highly regarded restaurant. More often than not, when you book your accommodations at the castle, the rates will also include dinner. Check beforehand.
Guestrooms are configured according to the castle architecture. Many have window seats and balconies with views of either the vineyards or the river; exceedingly romantic is a bedroom in a turret. All are beautifully decorated.
Spectacular views of the legendary Rhine