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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 1 week ago

As magnificent as this castle looks, I was hoping for more from the tour. It was interesting as far as it went, but felt a little contrived, touristy, and covered a small fraction of the structure. Perhaps the rest just isn't suitable or safe for...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marksburg Castle is an old castle built in the Middle Ages. It survives well after the wars and worth paying a visit there. Payment of entrance fee is necessary but the view from there over the valley are beautiful. There is a gift shop and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a trip highlight! I don’t like heights, but it was really interesting! The tour throughout gives. Great perspective how people lived. The kitchen and bedrooms were unreal. Put on your walking shoes and be ready for a hike up!

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old castle is spectacular! Be ready for walking, uneven cobblestones, and lots of history! Really gives you an idea of life in the Middle Ages. I could have stayed there all day long. This place survived the wars and is still going strong. Remarkable!

Thank rex19ra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this castle very much. Unfortunately, we missed the English version of the tour so we borrowed the english book version. We didn't find it very beneficial and difficult to follow the rooms. Also, I knew enough German to know that the guide was...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Ancient castle high above the Rhine with lots of old artifacts, including armor. Moderate walk on what remined me of a creek bottom (irregular stones) through the inclined entry tunnel. Many steps throughout the castle. We toured the dinning room, master bedroom, blacksmith shop, armory,...More

Thank Verne K
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Marksburg Castle provided insight into the workings of a castle. The tour included a look at the living quarters, a room devoted to armor from the Roman period as well as a brutal torture chamber. The walk up to the castle from the bus was...More

Thank Caroleirene
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Nice tour of the castle. The castle, itself, is not super impressive, however, the views are fantastic. Has to be done with a tour (duration: 50 minutes.). The tour is in Germany, however, if you pay 5 € for a book in English, you'll get...More

Thank MariWolfe929
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We were on a Viking cruise & loved the authentic condition of the castle, complete with untouched cobble stone roads into the castle they horses used to ride on.

Thank drcser
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Too often when you tour a building, you feel like you're missing the good stuff. Here, they take you almost everywhere (not easy if you have mobility issues). But it's fascinating to see how they lived back then and the views from the castle give...More

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Heather L
11 October 2018|
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Response from Pattpro | Reviewed this property |
Take Highway 3 south out of Cologne. Then 48 to 42. Will take about an hour and a half. You might want to check their website for their opening times.
24 September 2018|
Response from Jason60097 |
Take the train from Frankfort to Braubach - they have their own train station. There are several direct route options daily - its a 2 hour train ride. From the train station in Braubach its a 30 minute walk up to Marksburg... More
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