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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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  • Built in 1117 to protect the town of Braubach and the only castle on the Rhine that was never destroyed. Spectacular view of the Rhine from this 12th century fortress. It's quite a walk up the hill so...  more »
  • By entering their doors to impress. A pleasant surprise is the antiques at the entrance, open only to those who suggest interest for its stories and who want to acquire some treasures. The more a pity that only some ares are open to the public. It's worth it!
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  • Guided tour in German but a very well done french booklet is made available. It allows to follow very pleasantly visit and don't miss any of the above. Wonderfully maintained, it allows to make a comeback in the remarkable past.
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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