Marksburg Castle is one of Germany’s must-see castles. Crowning the hill above the town of Braubach, the castle is the only hill castle on the Rhine that has never been destroyed. Beginning in the early 13th century, the castle grew into its present shape throughout the centuries. The strengthening of the castle's defences became essential and urgent by improvements made to firearms. Huge outworks date from this time, and it is mainly due to these extra defence works that the castle was never seriously attacked. Thus you now can visit the most original castle in the entire valley of the Loreley. It has been lived in for over 700 years, and for 100 years this impressive fortress has been a most appropriate home for the German Castles Association set up to preserve such ancient monuments. A tour through the castle with Riders’ Stairway, Wine Cellar, Kemenate, Great Hall, Chapel, Castle Kitchen and Forge brings the Middle Ages to life. ...
Besitzer: Deutsche Burgenvereinigung e.V.
Telefon: 02627 206
Fax: 02627 8866
car: A3 or A61 via A48 to B42 to Braubach, follow the
signs, train: Braubach station, nearest airports: Rhein-Main, Frankfurt-Hahn, Cologne-Bonn