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Marksburg Castle

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Address: Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 02627-536
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Best Ever Castle Tour

Because this castle has never been damaged by war, only by neglect, so the preservation is awesome! The way of life that is preserved and presented in this castle is fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Because this castle has never been damaged by war, only by neglect, so the preservation is awesome! The way of life that is preserved and presented in this castle is fascinating. I so enjoyed and learned from this beautiful place!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in to Marksburg with coworkers on a recent road trip along the Rhine and it was instantly a highlight of our trip. The walk up from town is well worth the effort. Take one of the dedicated pedestrian paths (use Google Maps walking directions here). The walk helps you appreciate the castle's advantageous position above any threats from... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most of our family of 5 with teenagers liked this one over Burg Eltz. We thought it was more informative, more interesting rooms. We really got the feel for what it was like to be there hundreds of years ago. Restaurant and grab and go snacks and gift shop .

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Westmont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say, I nearly missed this one!! The description and reviews of this 900 year hilltop fortress do not do it justice! Constructed in the 13th century to protect the town of Braubach, this magnificent fortification was never besieged by its enemies. Guides give a fascinating 50 minute tour of its rooms which are replete with furnishings. There's a... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time at the castle. First time we did the tour in German and thought it was too crowded, but this time we had a reservation for an English tour. Our tour guide spoke great English and we enjoyed the tour. You can not visit the castle without a tour. There is a lot of walking on... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was a treasure! She was extremely well-versed in all of the castle's history and the interesting trivia, and she had a fabulous sense of humor. Really a breathtaking view.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful guided tour with a range of interesting, surprising and some rather grisly facts to keep all ages engaged. Uneven floors and steps - would recommend trainers or walking shoes. Fantastic views.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle was never taken or destroyed. It is one of the best preserved castles along the Rhine River. Their collection of armour is impressive. You need to be able to climb and move in tight spaces. There are uneven places. I do not recommend going in if you have vision or mobility limitations. The view from the castle down... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only way to see the castle is by tour. English ones are offered from time to time but you can also join a German one and they will give you an English book so you can follow along. Content covered was pretty much identical. The castle is extremely well preserved and I highly recommend a visit. There is a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a romantic, history buff or just an old world tourist, Marksburg is the place to see! The place wreaks of History and atmosphere and provides a look at fortifications and living spaces of the middle ages.

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