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Schönburg Hotel Castle, Oberwesel, Germany

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 customary at that time. At the height of its power in the 14th Century, Schönburg Castle accommodated up to 250 persons of 24 families at the same time.

Reserve any river view room on the upper floor for the best view.

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