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“Worth seeing if you are in the area.”
Review of Marksburg Castle

Marksburg Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed October 10, 2013

From the parking lot it is a hike up stairs to the castle signs point to where you buy tickets and where you meet for the tour.

There are two English tours per day noon and 4pm

We did the noon tour it was very crowded.

You can take photos inside the castle unlike some of the other castles. Although out of all the castles we saw this was our least favorite.

Cost € 6,00 Parking € 2,00 Open 10 -5

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Marksburg is definitely not a 'fairytale' castle.....more of a working man's castle!
It is a small castle with lots of rough stone flooring and walls and fantastic views from the windows. Well worth the walk up the steep pathway. Having a great guide always helps to make the visit worthwhile.

Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This castle was one of the highlights of our trip to the Rhine region. It is a quite the hike up the hill to the castle but, if you look hard enough, you can find the little tram that takes you up to the parking lot. There are a lot of uneven walkways, tiny stairwells, etc - this is not for those with mobility issues. And, unfortunately, there are only 2 English speaking tours and they didn't mesh well with the timing of the KD Boats. But they do give you a booklet so you aren't completely lost during the tour. That being said, the views from the top/in the castle and the tour itself - all amazing and completely worth it. It's a rustic and authentic experience - very different from other castle tours.

3  Thank Deanna D
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

The walkways are very uneven cobbles and there are some steep paths. You must go on a conducted tour. You cannot walk on your own. Very interesting and a great insight into the social history of the period. It is the only castle on the Rhine that was never taken. Well worth a visit if you can manage it.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

You have read other reviews on the castle and I authenticate those comments. Plan 2 hr for the castle and at least 1 hr for the town. Lovely place. Castle tour in German is okay because many things do not need a tour guide. Our German friends were not excited about the quality of the tour anyway. Keep it on your list of must see castles even you have only one day on Rhine.

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