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Address: , Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 02627-536
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The climb to the castle and some of the uneven surfaces inside can be challenging for people with back, knee, or cardiac or respiratory problems, but if you can do it, it's well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The climb to the castle and some of the uneven surfaces inside can be challenging for people with back, knee, or cardiac or respiratory problems, but if you can do it, it's well worth the effort. I've been to many different castles and palaces, but after a while, they all run together. This one will stand out in my memory.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The castle is well preserved and very interesting to take a guided tour through. The view of the Rhine from the castle wall is worth the trip, but the best view is from the river looking at the castle on the hill!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Majestic still doesn't do justice in describing this castle. You could visualize yourself experiencing the history. The grounds were simple but still told some history of the way people lived.

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle as part of our river cruise tour package. I'm told it is the best preserved castle on the Rhine but I have nothing to compare it to. We enjoyed our tour of the medieval fortress but it is not recommended for anyone who has walking difficulties. It's a strenuous walk to the castle and then many... More 

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Cobleskill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the hike up to it - your choice to hike up a paved switchback drive or up a steep railroad tie staircase. As other reviewers have said, this castle has never been destroyed so there is much to appreciate from the cannons and armor (even for a horse) to the kitchen and dining room. Also, enjoy the view.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The castle was never destroyed in war and therefor sort of unique in Germany. However, perhaps it should have suffered a bit more so that it could have been rebuild while keeping the most important element. It now looked to us as not so great in comparison with other castles we visited in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

What an unbelievable castle. While I was stationed in Germany many decades ago I visited a lot of old castles and ruins but none compared to Marksburg. It is a sight to behold. The view of the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. What is so amazing is that it has survived so many centuries without significant damage. It is a wonderfully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Marksburg Castle developed over 700 years from a 12th-century keep. The road to the top where the castle lies is narrow with switcbacks. From the parking lot, there is a short but steep climb to the entrance. We were glad that it was a shaded walk, but we noticed that gentle walkers were having difficulty. If you have problems with... More 

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Orange N.s.w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As part of our scenic river cruise was a guided tour through the castle and a medieval dinner and show. The tour and views were fantastic but the highlight was the meal and show, very entertaining and a delicious feast as well. Highly recommended and a great addition to any river cruise.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The castle visit was excellent, however beware you actually get on an English speaking tour. We waited a half hour and the tour took off without us. No one told us where exactly to wait or where the tour would be going and no one seemed to care that we had missed our group. Luckily, we were adopted by a... More 

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