Medieval beauty high above the Rhine

The vicinity of the medieval town of Oberwesel is known for its excellent Rhine wines. The vineyards in this hilly area are directly above one another. The nature in the upper middle rhine valley is dazzling and is on the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here, high above the Rhine valley, is Burghotel & Restaurant Auf Schönburg. A lovingly restored castle which dates back to the year 966.

The rooms have been restored with an eye for detail and for the history of the castle: they include four-poster beds, alcoves, stained-glass windows, plastered ceilings and balconies with a view of the meandering Rhine.

The regular room price includes a 4-course dinner, breakfast, free minibar and access to the castle garden for two.

The kitchen is filled with seasonal and regional products and the cellar contains the very best regional wines. After dinner you can always finish the day off with a good glass of wine in the “Kaminzimmer” in front of the fireplace.

The exceptional, multi-level, castle garden invites to a stroll, linger, discover amazing things and relax. The extensive castle garden is exclusively for hotel guests. 

History of Schönburg Castle

Schönburg Castle was first mentioned in history between the years 911 and 1166. Until the 17th century the castle had a very changeable and martial history with many tribe and family fights.

From the 12th century, the Dukes of Schönburg ruled over the town of Oberwesel and had also the right to levy customs on the Rhine river.

Schönburg Castle was one of the very few medieval castles in which after a duke’s death, all of the sons became heirs to the castle and not only the oldest one which usually was costumary at that time. At the height of its power in the 14th century,  Schönburg Castle accomodated up to 250 persons of 24 families at the same time.

The most famous of all of the Schönburgs is Friedrich von Schönburg - a much-feared man known as “Marshall Schomberg” - who in the 17th century served as a colonel and as a general under His Majesty the King of France and Navarra in France and Portugal and who later also fought for the Prussians and for William Prince of Orange in England. He was buried in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.

The Schönburg main lineage became extinct with the death of their last heir, the son of Friedrich of Schönburg.

Special Offers

  • A small Riesling wine Journey

A winemaker from Oberwesel takes you with his car from the castle on a ca. two hour Riesling journey for:

-Ride through the medieval town of Oberwesel to the picturesque  Seven Virgins View
-Small introduction to the Middle Rhine winegrow including a glass of  Riesling sparkling wine
-Rides through the vineyards with stunning views of the romantic  Oberwesel for winery
-Winery tour followed by a tasting of four typical, delicious Riesling  Rhine wines

To book for at least 2 persons with surcharge of Euro 58,00 per person added to the half board price, including selected wines of the menu. 

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