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Address: 56338 Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49 2627 206
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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If you like castles

We visited as part of an organised cruise tour. Not recommended if you are not steady on your feet as there are stairs and quite a bit of uneven ground. It is interesting to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Laura I
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited as part of an organised cruise tour. Not recommended if you are not steady on your feet as there are stairs and quite a bit of uneven ground. It is interesting to see how others lived once upon a time.

Thank Laura I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a guided tour of the castle, and loved learning and seeing for ourselves the realities of life way back when!

Thank Marie R
Georgetown, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit if you enjoy the castles of bygone Medieval era. Much of the original structure has been left as it was - carved out of the rock on the top of the mountain. Some of the walkways are very uneven because of this and I would not recommend it for anyone who has balance issues... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are booking a Viking River Cruise, please consider two important aspects: check the reviews to be sure you have a quiet stateroom, and include the Marksurg Castle in your plans! Be careful, the footing is not always good, but the view is fantastic and the tour is as interesting as can be. In 50 minutes it's possible to... More 

1 Thank Bill S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is very prominent on the top of a steep hill. The insides are very original and the rooms contain many artifacts. Our tour guide provided additional stories and details which added to the visit.

1 Thank sweetberries424242
Carleton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marksburg Castle is very very cool and very old. The most important things you must know before you go is to wear good shoes for uneven ground, and to be ready to walk up a steep hill before you get to the castle. The castle is very busy and you may have a 20 minute wait for your turn. I... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tours of the castle was great. We saw how the people lived and in the castle. There were furnishings and gardens. We loved the guided tour.

Thank Emil M
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing tour of this castle dating back nearly 800 years. Spectacular views from the top but beware, it is a bit of a hike from the parking lot and touch climbing within the castle itself. Make sure that you are in good enough shape to make the climb before attempting this venue.

1 Thank Peter R
Westbrook, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a short bus ride from out ship, we arrived at Marksburg Castle. There is a bit of a hike to get to the castle so it is not for the faint of heart. There are stairs you can climb or walk the switchback road to the top. Unfortunately we were fogged in that day so there was absolutely no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of a few castles not destroyed during any wars, and they have tried to keep it in its original condition as much as possible. There are quite a few exhibits on display of items from the early days. If you have trouble walking probably not a place to visit.

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