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Marksburg Castle

Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Braubach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Not really very bug but well preserved and with an excellent tour (some in English). Great views of the Rhine from the castle and from the very nice (casual) terrace cafe. Two thumbs up.

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Marksburg is the only castle on the Rhine that still exists in its original medieval form. All the others are ruins or 19th century reconstructions. This alone makes it worth a visit because you get an insight on how life in the middle ages really looked for the aristocracy. Not quite as opulent as the Hollywood version of Ivanhoe... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I loved this castle tour, It was only in German but for a couple euro's you could rent a booklet of info on the castle. I loved being able to read about it, so I could understand every word. I loved the view from the castle. They also had a place where you could buy authentic art.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A wonderful castle sitting on the top of a hill along the Rhine. The very view of the castle from a boat floating on the river filled my eyes with joy and beauty. The visit to the castle is just as interesting but the highlight of Braubach is Braubach itself. Take your time to visit the castle, but don't forget... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you are looking at German Castles along the Rhine, in some sections there appears to be another castle around every bend in the river. Make sure you stop off at Koblenz and take a trip to see the 700 year old hilltop fortress of Marksberg Castle for a good example of how a castle is constructed and how it... More

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Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went to a guided tour which took 50 minutes and did only cost 6 Euro pp. Unfortunately this tour was in German but they handed out flyers in English. The guide, a cute blond lady, was very nice. She had good explenations and was doing an overall good job. The castle ist just amazing. Here you can get a... More

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I could almost imagine the armor clad soldiers riding in through the main gates of the castle - it was a fabulous way to spend a morning. Our tour guide, Robert, spoke excellent English and gave a very interesting tour of about 60% of the castle. Well worth a visit.

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Cathedral City, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This was an incredible insight into how people lived centuries ago. The whole castle, still occupied BTW by family, is in great shape. In 1945 it was damaged by Allied fire but parts of it still stood. There is a torture chamber and the tour guide gave chilling accounts of how it was used. The upper deck holding the cannons... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This was such a fun castle to tour! We were very lucky because our tour was in English and there was so much more information shared by the docent than was included in the little flyer from the gift shop. This castle was preserved in the early part of the 20th century to try and hold onto the history of... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

It's not what you know, but who you know. In the case of Marksburg, it was a matter of being on the correct side of the war! During the Thirty Years War, the Swedish army marched through the region, but left Marksburg alone because the nearby town of Braubach was Protestant. Even during World War II, it escaped with minimal... More

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