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Address: Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 02627-536
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We were on a Viking River Cruise and had a chance to tour Marksburg Castle . All I can say is it was an amazing experience. I was little concerned about the the tour , because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Arlington, Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were on a Viking River Cruise and had a chance to tour Marksburg Castle . All I can say is it was an amazing experience. I was little concerned about the the tour , because of the reviews I read about the walk up (this castle is really set up high ) and the uneven foot paths . So... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There are many, many castles along the stretch of the Rhine near Koblenz. Marksburg is by no means the largest castle I have been in, but it is very impressive. Its UNESCO listing ensures the castle will remain for years to come. The stone keep was built in 1100, with the castle completed by 1117. It was built to protect... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

In my opinion this was a delightful castle - our guide was very engaging which made the experience pleasurable and knowledgeable. The uneven ground could be a problem if you are a little unsteady on your feet but give it a go.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent restaurant with great salads soups etc. English tour at 13.00 was good to do. There is a small train from Braubach that can take you up, but only runs if there are more than 7 people. A taxi cost 11 euros each way, as the climb was a bit much with two kids

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Rotonda West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped in Koblenz Germany and had a chance to see Marksburg Castle set high on a hill overlooking the Rhine River The castle is the best preserved fortification on the Rhine. It overlooks Braubach a small village below the towering cliffs. We took a fascinating tour that lasted about an hour or more. This castle was built about 700... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The views from the Castle down to the Rhine River Valley, made the whole visit worthwhile. While the Castle is intact, the furnishings do not go with the time period. As large as this place is, one would think you could see more of the Castle. You can only go in with a guide, so no self exploring. Our guide... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The "Marksburg Castle" is best one I have been too. I have visited about 600 of the 2,000 castles in Europe in eight & a half years I was living in Germany. This was the only castle on the Rhine River that Louis the XIV of France could not destroy which is why from May to September is a great... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Marksburg Castle is, we were told, the only castle along the Rhine that is in basically original condition. The buses were only able to get about halfway up the hill to the site, and one had to walk the rest of the way. The steps are uneven and made of cobblestones. A really rough walk. The inside of the castle... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Absolutely beautiful view when looking at Marksburg Castle from the bottom of the Rhine River Gorge. And . . . an equally stunning view of the gorge when up at the castle. The castle was an interesting visit . . . lots of artifacts to see, but many were not from either the castle or the period. The walk was... More 

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Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited as part of our Viking River cruise so were there early.. a bonus as our whole weeks trip co-incided with a heatwave! It is a delightful castle to visit but does have some very uneven areas to walk over, especially the irregular steps carved out of the rock at the start. It's not too big, we took about... More 

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Address: Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 02627-536
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Braubach

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