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Marksburg Castle

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Address: 56338 Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 492627206
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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It's a castle!

I have to say my favorite part was seeing the "toilette". Really made me realize how hard it was to live in those days. I found it to be an eye opener.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say my favorite part was seeing the "toilette". Really made me realize how hard it was to live in those days. I found it to be an eye opener.

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After living for a time in Germany and visiting many castles this is one I had somehow missed! It is a workout to see it but well worth it. The 120 plus steps to get to it than many steps within and uneven ground may make it a challenge for some but what a reward for your efforts. The only... More 

Thank travelgirl3944
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the very long and steep path to get up to the castle, only to be 5 min late for the last tour. The cashier was very rude to us when we asked about the tour. She wouldn't even speak to me and would only respond to another customer who was a German native. I asked if they would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We journeyed up to the castle by road as far as we could, then it was an uphill walk to the castle entrance for about 20 minutes. After being greeted by the guide, we were then taken through the castle and shown the various rooms, medieval suits of armour, implements of torture, bedrooms, dining rooms, etc Wear comfortable shoes as... More 

Thank AntarcticBound
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many other British visitors to Marksberg Castle, we were a group from a river cruise – Scenic in our case. They split us into four groups of around 25 each and we were shown round this classic German castle. There was also a group for those less ambulant to miss out some of the flights of stairs. There are... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the only hilltop castle along the Rhine which was never taken or damaged by the enemy. Built in the 1100 by the Epstein Family and expanded in 1117 to protect the town of Braubach. The Epstein's, were a powerful family, with several members becoming Archbishops of Mainz and Trier. In 1283 Count Eberhard bought the castle an expanded even... More 

Thank 1trekky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fans of all thing Medieval will love Marksburg Castle, parts of which were first constructed in the 1100s. Perched on a secure hill, it is perfectly restored. Highly knowledgeable guides take you on a one-hour tour, explaining its history and the way of life 800 years ago. One tidbit: People slept sitting up because they associated the prone position with... More 

Thank AnnePennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best example of untouched history. The tour guide was enthusiastic and passionate about the castle and it history. Really enjoyed the experience.

Thank Belinda C
Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only hilltop castle along the Rhine never to be destroyed. It will give you an insight into life 600 years ago. Came here on a Saturday and it was very busy and two weddings to boot. Parking is available for 2€ and admission fee is 7€ p.p. in the gift shop upstairs. You do have to climb... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perched on a hill overlooking the Rhine River, the Marksburg Castle is an interesting place to visit. Our guide took us through several "reconstructed" rooms including a sitting room, bedroom, and kitchen. For me, this is what I visualized a castle to be. Some of the paths and walkways may be difficult for those with mobility issues.

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