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Marksburg Castle

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Address: Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 02627-536
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A visit to the age of Castles

A delightful visit to a Castle on the Rhine River. Lived in for over 700 years and never destroyed it presents a picture of life in the Middle Ages. Hosted by a knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful visit to a Castle on the Rhine River. Lived in for over 700 years and never destroyed it presents a picture of life in the Middle Ages. Hosted by a knowledgeable and congenial guide we walked a path through the castle as it might have been hundreds of years ago. A delightful history lesson.

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Prince George, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best castles we have toured in our travels. The fact that they have many period pieces and have tired to maintain the castle as it was built is great. One thing about this castle is the walk up to get there and the stairs and steep walk ways once you are there. But, well worth... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overwhelming castle and view of the Rhine. Excellent and hospitable local guides. Very friendly little restaurant nearby.

Thank Mircea1958
Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle, built in the 12th century,is set up high on a hill. Its original purpose was to protect the town of Braubach but in the 19th century it became a prison and a home for dialed soldiers. Some of the walking is difficult due to cobblestones and uneven areas. We toured the castle with a guide and found it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. It is amazing the things you learn about when visiting an old castle! Like how the toilet alcove is practially part of the dining room so that you don't miss any of the conversation when nature strikes! Hmmm, nowadays we don't want the bathroom anywhere near the kitchen or dining room - my how things change! Or what is... More 

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

One of the few castles untouched by WW1 and 2 on the Rhine River. You can image the knights in full armor riding through the Knight's Gate and then see the actual armor on display later in the castle. A great medieval treat- don't miss!

Thank connie r
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

While on a Viking River Cruise, Marksburg Castle was a tour provided. It is well situated on top of a hill, visible when cruising, which encourages you more, to go see it. It is an authentic 12th Century structure, very well maintained and restored. Our guide stated we were able to tour approx. 60% of the castle. The flooring is... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I liked that this castle really is authentic and left to maintain as much of the original portions as possible. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and tried to add a bit of humor as well. Navigating the castle is somewhat difficult with multiple levels, uneven terrain, and stairs. As this area is known for the castles, this is the best... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

While on our Vantage River Cruise, we sailed by this castle on the Rhine River above the town of Braubach. From our vantage point we definitely had a great view of this castle sitting high above the river. I had to find out a bit more about it. Construction on this impressive castle started in the 12th century and is... More 

Thank Anne M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

situated atop a hill overseeing the Rhine river the castle built in 12th century is quite an experience of taking you through time.

Thank Rishy L

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