As such, the old heart of the village – half-timbered farmsteads and a church – leads along a single road.
In modern days, residential sprawl grew on either side of it and up the slopes of the valley.
It retains its rural character, although the fields and pastures that would once have surrounded the village have receded into the distance.
The Romanesque church from the 11th century, rich in centuries worth of frescoes and statues, is accompanied by a small baroque chapel of like colour scheme.
Upper Breisig branches off from the town on the Rhine into a side valley. It's a rural village typical for this region.