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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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Ramsey, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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196 reviews 196 reviews
102 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Kapolei, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
62 helpful votes 62 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
7 attraction reviews
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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