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Marksburg Castle

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56338 Braubach, 56338 Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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This is another great castle in Germany! The little town at the base is really cute and very "old Europe". The castle itself is really nice as it sits on a hill with views of the vally below. You can see another castle from this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robertdQ1489ZV
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Put your comfy shoes on as you will be walking on uneven surfaces, lots of steps and narrow steps and walls in some areas. You also have a pretty long way to walk to even get to the castle. If you’re unsteady, I would NOT...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olenas307
Reviewed 1 week ago

As magnificent as this castle looks, I was hoping for more from the tour. It was interesting as far as it went, but felt a little contrived, touristy, and covered a small fraction of the structure. Perhaps the rest just isn't suitable or safe for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marksburg Castle is an old castle built in the Middle Ages. It survives well after the wars and worth paying a visit there. Payment of entrance fee is necessary but the view from there over the valley are beautiful. There is a gift shop and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a trip highlight! I don’t like heights, but it was really interesting! The tour throughout gives. Great perspective how people lived. The kitchen and bedrooms were unreal. Put on your walking shoes and be ready for a hike up!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old castle is spectacular! Be ready for walking, uneven cobblestones, and lots of history! Really gives you an idea of life in the Middle Ages. I could have stayed there all day long. This place survived the wars and is still going strong. Remarkable!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rex19ra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this castle very much. Unfortunately, we missed the English version of the tour so we borrowed the english book version. We didn't find it very beneficial and difficult to follow the rooms. Also, I knew enough German to know that the guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Ancient castle high above the Rhine with lots of old artifacts, including armor. Moderate walk on what remined me of a creek bottom (irregular stones) through the inclined entry tunnel. Many steps throughout the castle. We toured the dinning room, master bedroom, blacksmith shop, armory,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Verne K
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Marksburg Castle provided insight into the workings of a castle. The tour included a look at the living quarters, a room devoted to armor from the Roman period as well as a brutal torture chamber. The walk up to the castle from the bus was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroleirene
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Nice tour of the castle. The castle, itself, is not super impressive, however, the views are fantastic. Has to be done with a tour (duration: 50 minutes.). The tour is in Germany, however, if you pay 5 € for a book in English, you'll get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Heather L
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Pattpro | Reviewed this property |
Take Highway 3 south out of Cologne. Then 48 to 42. Will take about an hour and a half. You might want to check their website for their opening times.
September 24, 2018|
Response from Jason60097 |
Take the train from Frankfort to Braubach - they have their own train station. There are several direct route options daily - its a 2 hour train ride. From the train station in Braubach its a 30 minute walk up to Marksburg... More
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Di S | Reviewed this property |
It’s not really an easy place for those who are unsteady on their feet as the inclines in the castle are uneven and there are lots of cobbles. The steps up from the car park are pretty steep and hard for the unfit although... More
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Dean G
Bristol, United Kingdom
Itinery for Rhine Trip (6 Replies)
Hi all, I will be staying with my partner in Cologne for 5 days in early September and have penciled in the following itinerary. Arrive Weds Evening - stay in cologne Thurs - Rhine Boat Trip Fri - Daytrip to Koblenz & Marksburg Castle Sat - Spend the day in Cologne Sun - Daytrip to Aachen Mon - Return Home My questions are mainly regarding the Rhine Boat Trip. Having read posts on other forums it appears that the best course of action would be to get a train from Koln HBF to...More
June 05, 2017|
Response fromIngrid P|
Your plan sounds good. Trains run frequently, but there are only a few boats. Show your train ticket on the boat when you purchase your ticket there. They give you a discount.
Cruise from Frankfurt / Ruedesheim (1 Replies)
I am going to Frankfurt in 2 weeks. Looking at doing a cruise from Ruedesheim as I have read it's better than starting from Frankfurt. Now does anyone know how these cruises work? Do you hop on and off at lots of different spots? Do the boats come regularly throughout the day? Do we have to book? I don't really want to do it if the weather is foul so I would prefer to wait and decide last minute. Where are the best places to stop? I really want to do the Marksburg castle, it looks amazing....More
September 27, 2011|
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Advice on Making the Most of the Middle Rhine in 2 Days (2 Replies)
Hi again, My husband and I have just arrived in Bingen and have the next 2 days (ie 13 and 14th) to enjoy the middle Rhine. In this time, we would like to explore a couple of the most picturesque villages, take a tour of Marksburg castle, cruise along the rhine, possibly hike around some vineyards and stay in nice B&B in a small, non-touristy village (or outside it in a more rural setting) where we can enjoy authentic German cuisine and hospitality. Can you possibly suggest how we...More
May 12, 2011|
Response fromemilysmom2003|
You could try Bacharach or St Goar too. I think Bacharach in particular is picturesque.