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“Not good for people with walking disabilities!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Marksburg Castle

Marksburg Castle
Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Braubach
Type: Castles
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Valencia, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Not good for people with walking disabilities!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were taken to Marksburg Castle as part of a Viking River Cruise excursion. Apparently the Castle has the distinction of never being destroyed by enemy or war. However, the pathways have been destroyed by time and neglect. Viking did warn us that the tour had walking difficulties, which didn't bother us, but many of the other passengers had a horrible time navigating the extremely uneven walkways that included many many potholes! There are numerous unlit and very steep staircases which are extremely dangerous for people with walking disabilities. One staircase in particular comes up from the wine cellar and it is almost pitch black! I had to use the flashlight app on my iPhone to help the other passengers maneuver without falling! The guides offer no assistance and ours seemed annoyed when some in our group took longer to navigate their treacherous paths! The location is beautiful and the view of the river from the Castle is amazing. Sadly, none of this will matter if you fall and break a hip!

Tip - Kids will love this place. Lots of cool cannons and castle memorabilia. If you require a cane to help you walk; skip this castle!

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Company dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Went here for a corporate dinner with amusement. Both amusement and food was average. Would not recommend to other companies since it's really average and not real entertaining.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Well worth seeing! This is a beautiful castle with a stunning location and amazing views over the Rhine river valley. It is worth taking the tour inside as the castle is well preserved.

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Athens, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“the kids enjoyed this castle very much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The tour was quite long, but despite that the kids loved it (even though they could not understand the language). They enjoyed the cannons, the huge fireplace in the kitchen and the knights hall. The access by car was much better than that of some other castles in the region and the village under the castle was also very nice.

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“a good half day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

well worth a trip and has some very good history: 2 english tours a day in the summer or get an english book with a german tour guide.

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