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Marksburg Castle

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Address: Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 02627-536
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Medieval Hilltop Castle

Our trip on the Viking Lofn from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland afforded us the opportunity to view countless medieval hilltop castles. Fortunately during a stop along our route... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Houston, Texas, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our trip on the Viking Lofn from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland afforded us the opportunity to view countless medieval hilltop castles. Fortunately during a stop along our route through Germany we traveled to the Marksburg Castle. While slight additions to the venue have occurred over the centuries, this castle is a wonderful representation of medieval character which has escaped ruin... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You definitely have to make an effort. There is a fair climb and once you are there the footing is rocky and uneven. The payoff is the excellent and informative guided tour. Our guide did a really good job of explaining the history of the castle, the times it changed hands, the renovations, and the functions of the rooms and... More 

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Salem, NH
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have to start by agreeing with most of the posts about the hike to get there and the uneven footing that is quite treacherous but worth the trek. The best thing about the castle is the fact that the rooms are still decorated and furniture is still in place. It gives a true feeling of what life may have... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Perfect photo op for this casgtle on a hlltop, but the entrance is up a long hike and the footing is very uneven making it challenge for anyone who has problems with climbing or uneven pavement. Once in the castgle, the views of the town below and up and down the river are wonderful.

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Bad Ems, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

and the only one that hasn't been destroyed and re-builed in it's history. It can only be visited in guided visits, but it is worth every cent, amazing castle, with small garden, kitchen, rooms, collection of old armoury etc. Tour costs 6 euro for adults, at 13.00 and 16.00 english tours also available. The village of Braubach is also very... More 

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Columbia,SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our guide, Irmela, was wonderful! Not only was she knowledgeable, but she has a great sense of humor! This is not a tour for those who have a hard time walking - the walking surface can be VERY rough and uneven. This castle really is amazing - from the imposing edifice to the torture devices, the chapel, and even the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Just back from a Rhine river cruise with viking on the Kvasir.Beautiful ship with great staff and food.Started our cruise in Amstersam and finished in Basle.Cruising the Rhine was very pcturesque with lots of castles on the way.Highlight for me was the beautiful city of Strasbourg. Highly recommend Viking and have re booked with them for China next year.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The tour was very informative and small. We ended up not making the English tour, but we were given a guide book to follow along while the guide spoke German. Since we had a small group, the guide did translate some of her dialog into English. The views of the valley alone make the trip up the hill worth it.

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Maastricht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Marksburg castle is located high above the rivers Lahn and Rhine with a phantastic view. It is the only castle in the regio that was never destroyed. So, you do have the real mediëval experience here. Rooms do look wat they looked like in the thirteenth century and so do the dungeon and the kitchen, as well as the toilet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you are traveling the Rhine valley, be sure to visit Marksburg Castle. Though it is a bit of a walk and the uneven stones in the castle can be tricky, you will be rewarded for your efforts with a look back at life in the Middle Ages. Our guide did a fantastic job of illustrating the purpose of castles... More 

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