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Marksburg Castle, Braubach

(4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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
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  • So, if one imagines a medieval castle. It is recommended to join a guided tour. Although the Interior is not more original, but still get a glimpse of medieval life in a castle. Children not come too short. Wonderful views.
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  • It is well worth the visit. It is the only German Castle which did not have any damage by the wars. The route are guided and last 50 minutes. It's not very big but it tells a great story. You can get to the walk along a steep path or by car.
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  • We came here as part of a large guided tour. The castle commands an impressive view of the Rhine river below, perhaps strategic location is the reason it was never conquered or vanquished by enemy for...  more »
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  • 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