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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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Kapolei, Hawaii
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Our time at Marksburg Castle was well spent. The walk up to the castle was green and shady and provided interesting views of the castle great for pictures. Once we arrived at the castle wall we were greeted by our guide with one of the biggest keys I have even seen that she used to let us enter this amazing... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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132 reviews 132 reviews
43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed the walk to this castle on a nice day. We visited during the middle of June and there were not too many tourists yet. Our guide was informative and we thought the castle was well preserved. We would definitely recommend seeing Marksburg!

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Seck, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Marksburg Castle is the only hill castle on the Rhine that has never been destroyed. It has been lived in for over 700 years and thus represents an ever-changing and developing building complex that has been growing into its present shape over the centuries. On the Rhine's right bank, upstream from its junction with the Mosel, a hill rises above... More

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Trafalgar, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'm told this is the only castle in Germany that hasn't been damaged by war, including WWII. It gives you a feeling of what life would have been like centuries ago. You see living quarters and the guide will tell you the issues the occupants would have gone through. Well worth the visit.

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Evansville, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I first visited this castle 30 years ago - was back with husband and friends via a viking river cruise. The walk up the hill, particularly once inside the gates, can be tricky for those with and walking trouble. Wear practical shoes! But wow is it worth it. The tour guides are terrific, informative, and patient with those of us... More

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Manning, Iowa
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38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Look, you have come this far so why not stop in and say hello. It will take a brief walk up hill, a slight slope, far easier coming down, to reach the castle. Elderly folks can do it. There is a nice refreshment cafe at the top with plenty of outdoor seating. A shop to shop is small but ample... More

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Calgary, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived as part of a small tour group and walked up the incline to the castle door where we were met by our guide. The guide provided lots of commentary without overwhelming us with too much info However if you wanted to know about a specific item she was thrilled to give more indepth information. The castle does have... More

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San Diego, California
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44 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This beautiful example of a castle from the middle ages was included on a Viking River Cruise, and we saw why. It was a very interesting tour, including fascinating tidbits of information, with incredibly views down to the village, river , and forest below. The castle site had castles since the year 800 AD, but until the 1300's they were... More

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Parkland, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This 700 year old castle is the best preserved of the castles in Germany. Very interesting , truly showing how people lived in those times. Our English speaking guide was very knowledgeable. I especially found interesting the bedrooms and how small the beds were. We were told the residents slept sitting up. The castle was fully furnished. Harrisburg made for... More

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Chico, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We took a tour of Marksburg castle on a recent trip to the area and it was very interesting! The fee was also cheaper than other castles we toured so it was well worth it. We took the hike up from town, which was pretty steep in some places but wasn't too long. It probably took us 20-30 minutes and... More

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