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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
Type: Castles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. German guide very helpful and tour was in English. We used the great mini train to get up to castle.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a great castle to visit. It has been renovated for "modern" living. It is the only castle I've visited where you might think, "Hmm, I could live here". Beautiful views of the valley.

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Salinas, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This castle was never conquered. There were probably too many stairs. Just kidding, it is not so bad. Our guide was very good and funny and it was a fairly informative tour. Nice views from the top too.

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Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A wonderful day. The guide was informative, friendly and could answer a variety of questions. It is a wonderfully maintained castle, clean and engaging. It is well worth the money and time.

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Senior Contributor
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited Marksburg Castle with our children on a Sunday. When we saw the castle in the distance already everyone was very excited about the visit. This remarkable building has never been destroyed or damaged by war and is very impressive. It can only be visited with a tour guide but the guide has many interesting stories to share about... More

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Marksburg Castle (from the Chapel dedicated to St.Mark) has never been destroyed and in peaceful times it was used as a state prison. In 1231 Noble Freemen of Brubach built the Keep. The Lords of Epstein created the Romanesque Castle. In 1283 Count Eberhard II of Katzenelbogen built the Gothic part. In 1479 the Castle passed to Landgraves of Hesse... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Marksburg is the only medieval castle on the Rhine which has never been destroyed and rebuilt. The castle is located on a hill over-looking the town of Braubach and the Rhine River and requires a short walk uphill from the parking area, or a slightly longer uphill hike from the town center. If walking from the town, there are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited Marksburg Castle for massive medieval feast organised by scenic tours.Fantastic feast and great entertainment plus a wonderful and very informative guided tour around the castle.The history and age of this castle is absolutely amazing.It is one of the very few german castles that was not destroyed through war.Views from castle breathtaking especially looking over the beautiful Rhine River.Well worth... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Marksburg Castle looks like a fairy-tale castle, high on a hill overlooking the river Rhine. A white, crennelated tower rises to a crowning flagpole proclaiming sovereignty over all it surveys. But don't let the fairy-tale looks deceive you. This is no fancy palace like the Bratislava Castle; this is a real, working castle - a visit to the mideival ages.... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is our second visit to the castle, this time in sunshine. Our touring group of 42 was treated to some sausage tasting and beer prior to our private tour. Then we were off with our very knowledgeable guide to explore many rooms of the castle. Watch your step -- many areas have very sharp rocks and uneven/narrow stairs. This... More

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