In the beginning years the wine market festival in Oberwesel was held every 14 days and
was a pure sales promotion of the numerous vine dressers of the town of the towers and of
But throughout time the Oberweseler wine market developed itself more and more to a
tourist attraction and today it counts to one of the hightlights of the vintage festival
on the Rhine river. The Oberweseler vintage dressers and wine grape growers await a
numerous amount of guests in their wine stands and booths on the market place.
September 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. Opening of the wine market.
Begin of the wine bars at the wine well and in the wine stands and booths on the market.
Promenade concert of the brass band orchestra of the Kolpings family Oberwesel
8:00 p.m. opening of the wine market through the mayor with cannon ball shooting
Subsequently live music and dance.
September 8, 2018
The wine witch
"heartily welcomes" you!
1:00 p.m. Opening of the wine market with
cannon ball shooting.
Begin of the wine bars at the wine well and in the stands and booths and promenade
concerts on the market place.
3:00 p.m. big organ concert in the Liebfrauen church.
From 7:00 p.m. live music.
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. possibility to embark the special boats.
than 50 special boats wait for the numerous guests to see the nightly firework display
from the Rhine River. The musical brilliant firework display in front of the
medieval backdrop of Oberwesel is the highlight of the boat parade.
About 8:15 p.m. begin of the boat parade at the Lorelei Rock.
Illumination of the Lorelei Rock.
9:00 p.m. Oberwesel illuminates its historic townscape.
The mayor welcomes the guests
9:30 p.m. Musical brilliant firework display / Pyro musical
Night of the thousand fires -
Rhine in Flames / Rhine aflame
10:10 p.m. The boat parade turns back to its starting point.
On the wine market festival wine stands of the Oberweseler wine
dressers, happy medley and dance music.
Sunday, September 9,
11:00 a.m. opening of the wine market with cannon
ball shooting. Begin of the wine bar in the wine stands and booths on the market place.
Up to 1:00 p.m. promenade concert of a brass band orchestra.
3:00 p.m. Big parade procession under a
from the train station to the north end of the town and
back to the market place.
4: 30 p.m. the parade procession finds its end on the market place. The wine witch from
Oberwesel and the representatives of the neighbouring towns welcome the guests.
5:00 p.m. On the stage at the market place live music.
September 10, 2018
11:00 a.m. Begin of the traditional morning
pint with entertainment music.
Wine bar in all wine stands and booths on the market place.
Friday, September 14,
September 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. Opening of the wine market
with cannon ball shooting.
8:00 p.m. live music on the market place.
fees, boat cruise tickets and information
Entrance free on all wine market days.
Program subject to change!
Informations, reservations, mediation of special ships for small and large
groups and booking of tickets:
Boat round cruise tickets and information