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Schönburg (Rhine)

Schönburg (Rhine)
Schönburg (Rhine)

The Schönburg is a castle above the medieval town of Oberwesel in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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. The most famous was 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 the King of France in France and Portugal and later also for the Prussians and for William Prince of Orange in England.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch%C3%B6nburg_%28Rhein%29 ]

Address: Oberwesel
Tags: Schönburg, Upper Middle Rhine Valley


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Oberwesel is a town in the Rhein-Hunsrück district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Rhine, approx. 30 km southeast of Koblenz. It is part of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Sankt Goar-Oberwesel.

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