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Marksburg Castle, Braubach

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Castle
Marksburg Castle is the only medieval castle of the Middle Rhine that has never been destroyed. As a fortress, it protected medieval people rather than serving as a residence for royal families. Built around 1117 and entering the written record in 1231, it has a storied history. In the Napoleonic period, prisoners were kept here. It was damaged by American artillery in World War II. Consider taking an inexpensive guided tour. Put Marksburg Castle and other Braubach attractions into our Braubach vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a beautiful Rhine castle but it was not easily accessible for seniors who have difficulty with uneven terrain and steep steps but it is very interesting and was my husbands favorite place on o...  more »
  • My wife and I took the 45 minute tour and will not soon forget about this castle. To reach it from the parking lot, you can climb the 100 yards or so of stairs (with guardrail) or walk along the road....  more »
  • Tour of Marksburg castle was fascinating. Showed off the best parts of the castle. Gave a real insight into life centuries ago. Views across the Rheine are amazing. Highly recommend it.  more »
Google
  • Fantastic location, view and decent food on site. Tours offered in English as well.
  • Lovely view from Rhine valley and wondered experience of biking around
  • A terrific opportunity to see a castle close to its original purpose.
  • The castle tour was good, but I have had better experiences. One should visit only if they have excess time on their hands while in Koblenz.
  • Nice castle shop with old prints