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Marksburg Castle

Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Braubach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
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278 reviews 278 reviews
86 attraction reviews
623 helpful votes 623 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took the KD river boat from Mainz to Braubach. The view from below was amazing. The walk up to the castle took about 30 min from the boat dock. The hike was steep for about half the trip but not unmanageable. We waited for an English tour and passed the time in the courtyard enjoying the views. Our guide... More

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Huntington Beach, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This a marvelous place to take the kids. They have staff dressed in period costume doing tasks such as cooking, firing cannon, making leather goods, stitchery and jewelry that kids love. The castle is in original condition and very intersting, The only thing we found disconcerting is the pavement is eroded and worn and seemed very dangerous. Do not try... More

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Bellevue, IA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

The castle was interesting and the views were good. The stone steps can be difficult. The food is served family style and was not very good. The entertainment was mediocre.

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San Mateo, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The path to the castle is sort of hard to find on foot. You have to go through what looks like someones back alley/back yard to find the trail that leads up the castle if you are walking. Maybe there was a main road but I didnt go looking for it. If you are driving or taking the trolley then... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited Marksburg Castle while doing a Rhine River Cruise and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The castle is impressive and is what one thinks of when the word 'castle' is said. The tour guide did a great job of leading us through the castle and sharing its history. The 'roads' within the castle are rough... More

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The views of the Castle from the water & the town below are gorgeous. The castle itself was fun to explore although you see a fraction of the actual grounds. The tour was in German...you get a book in English but it was very hard to follow. We walked up the hill - took 20 minutes or so and is... More

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Morwell, Australia
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100 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was to be a highlight of the tour but fell short. The castle was impressive and the walk in was a challenge due to authentic cobbles and rocky roadway. The display were just a collection of items arranged for the tourists, nothing set out as originally would have been. The dinner so called medieval feast, far from it. The... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a tour of this grand castle as part of our Rhine river cruise. Very good guide. Only castle on the Rhine that didn't have some portion destroyed. Quite a bit of stairs to get around, but extremely interesting to see how the people really lived. Exhibits include farming and iron works tools, as well as a mini torture... More

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Bend, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Driving the Rhein valley with my wife touring castles and sampling wine we stopped in Braubach to see the Marksburg Castle. I am glad we did. As one of the most well preserved castles in Europe it was very interesting to see and feel the history as the castle was originally constructed in the 12th century. Our guide spoke several... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The views were wonderful. Tour interesting. But as others have said, some surfaces were very uneven. Many stairs. So anyone with mobility issues should think very seriously about whether to visit.

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