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Marksburg Castle

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56338 Braubach, 56338 Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 2627 206
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a private tour and Medieval dinner and entertainment with Scenic River Cruises. It was a wonderful experience. The castle is well preserved and you can feel what it was like to live in that time. Wear comfortable shoes because there is a climb...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a castle? Touring the Marksburg castle was an adventure in itself. Wear good walking shoes as the floors and walkways are in their original states and, therefore, uneven. The castle itself is well...More

Thank YvonneFino
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk uphill and then climb a large number of steps. This would not be for someone with mobility problems. Easy to see why the castle was never conquered or breached---very impressive. Magnificent view overlooking the Rhine

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful preserved castle. Walk up lane to castle not for those with issues waking. Great guides, allow 30min

Thank milehitraveler16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest still intact castle in Germany. We visited it while on a tour with Viking. It is a bit of climb to the castle and there are some tight steps within the castle, but it is well work it.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember touring this castle when I was 4 (45 years ago). When my son and I were touring castles on the Rhine last summer, I had to go back. There is a short walk from the parking lot up to the castle. They have...More

Thank GorospeL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is located high on the hills and is relatively cheap to visit compared to similar places in the UK. Climbing up to the castle and the stairs inside make it challenging for people with mobility problems but it is worth the effort. The...More

Thank Keith70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was one of the excursions on our Rhine River Cruise with Viking. This is the only castle on the Rhine that has withstood the test of time (all the wars). i would highly recommend it to all travelers if you get the chance to go.

Thank 455royg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sits atop a mount and looks at the river Rhine. Immaculately maintained castle, a rarity in Germany where many beautiful castles were destroyed in the wars, is a must see for those who like medieval history and scenic views. The drive there from Frankfurt is...More

Thank Been2Bagan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an awesome guide who was very passionate about the history and preservation of the castle. From up top you have some beautiful views of the Rhine River. The guided tour last a little over an hour and we saw most of the rooms...More

Thank Carol G
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25 July 2018|
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Response from Di S | Reviewed this property |
It’s not really an easy place for those who are unsteady on their feet as the inclines in the castle are uneven and there are lots of cobbles. The steps up from the car park are pretty steep and hard for the unfit although... More
11 March 2018|
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Response from ozart | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there were quite a few of us who didnt climb all the stairs, there was plenty to look at and places to sit and wait for the others. The one thing I noticed during the whole trip that there was always somewhere for those... More
11 October 2017|
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Response from McKinney70 |
Thank you everyone for taking time to respond! The staff from Marksburg Castle also responded by email to say that the only transportation to the castle is by taxi--no bus or tram.