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Marksburg Castle

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Address: Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Well worth the climb!

The Marksburg castle is a gem, not to be missed if you're visiting the Middle Rhine River. Its carefully restored rooms give the visitor a real sense of life as it was centuries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Marksburg castle is a gem, not to be missed if you're visiting the Middle Rhine River. Its carefully restored rooms give the visitor a real sense of life as it was centuries ago. The herb/vegetable garden demonstrates that there were some healthy eating choices back then! The dining room and adjoining bathroom is also quite unique. As others have... More 

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tennesee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After taking the car ferry from Boppard to Filsen, catching a train to Braubach, we made our way on foot from the train station to the castle via the footpath to the castle. The path way is nicely marked and while not overly strenuous, it's not a stroll in the park. Several places slong the way to stop and rest.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of the best preserved castles due to the inaccessibility in the past as well as its fortified structure. Quite some walking and definitely worth it

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This castle is the most well preserved one in this area of the Rhine valley. If you have the chance, do yourself a favour and go visit it. It's really nice, the decoration brings you back in time, and if you enrol for a guided tour (I'm not sure if it's possible to visit it on your own actually), you'll... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If this is the way the nobility lived I cannot imagine how rough the commoners had it! The castle was nothing like what you would expect after seeing a Disney Movie. Amenities were far and few between. I never thought about castles not having indoor plumbing. There were great stories of the various occupants of the castle. Rooms of Armor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Should one travel down the Rhine river, a must see is Marksburg castle. The only castle along this beautiful waterway that was never conquered, Marksburg is a wonderful site to tour. Full of history, and still lived in to this day, the castle commands a sweeping view of the valley and river below. See it, if you you can!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The view and the history are fantastic, but getting there and up may prove challenging if you are not in great shape. Some of the people we were with had trouble, but I did not. As always, wear good shoes, no heels, and watch your steps. The view and scenery are probably some of the best you will see. We... More 

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Long Beach, California
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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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boston
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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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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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