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Marksburg Castle

Address: Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Braubach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Long Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Loved our visit to the Marksburg Castle! It was a a rainy day and the ground was very slippery but worth the risk. We had a great tour guide that was informative and kept the tour moving along. The rooms you visit are set up how they might have been when the castle was actually lived in and it was... More 

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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On our recent Viking cruise of the Rhine we were able to tour the 700-year-old Marksburg Castle. After a short bus ride from the docks we arrived at the Castle. It was a short uphill walk to the entrance and our guide proceeded to give us the full history of the Castle. Parts of it were quite treacherous walking as... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Like most castles in the Rhine Valley, the 13th century Marksburg Castle is built on a hill overlooking the river. We joined a guided tour (in German) and spent an hour exploring the castle, well-preserved though with fewer rooms done in period style. One impressive room contains suits of armour dating from Roman to medieval times - around a dozen... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited the castle on a rainy, misty day and got the feeling of being back in time. The walk involved many stairs and was uneven ground. A few of the elderly people in our group had trouble with walking the castle in certain areas that were slippery with the rain. Other than that, I would recommend this attraction to... More 

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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

First, we had a long climb to get to the castle. Once in it, you'll find a very uneven surface, many stairs, and tiny, cold rooms. There's a torture chamber on exhibit, although our tour guide said that this particular castle had not had such a facility. Very interesting castle and really gives you the idea that the Middle Ages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited the castle by driving up to the closest public parking lot to the castle. When we arrived, there were only another couple ahead of us as it was November. Temperature was not cold at all and it was quite sunny. I can't imagine people coming to this place in the summer when the parking lot is full and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This castle is not for the faint of heart, dungeons and all! There are a ton of steps to get where you need to go; however, once you make it to the top the castle is well worth it. The tour itself had a lot of parts that one could trip themselves and fall. But hey, it's a very old... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There are other castles in the area but this is the best and most restored original. The tour guide gave a good presentation and kept the tour moving along. Some of the rooms were small.There was a good variety of restored period rooms from bedrooms to armory, and dining/kitchen to an original privy. There also were some good observation points... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When the cruise director of our Viking Cruise suggested that people with mobility problems may want to skip this attraction, she was correct. It has been kept as it was 700 years ago with rugged walkways and steep steps. It gives you a very authentic feel for what life was like in those days. Interesting tour with very informative guide.

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Forster, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Visited this castle on a day excursion from a Viking river cruise. This 700 year old fortress had never been breeched by invaders and after doing the tour you can see why. You have to have a reasonable level of mobility to negotiate the cobbled entry and internal stairs. Can't imagine being able to see this place with a pram... More 

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