Germany
Marksburg

Perched majestically on a hill along the Rhine River, Marksburg Castle stands as one of the most well-preserved medieval fortresses in Germany. Read more

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It beckons visitors with its historical richness, arresting architecture, and sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Located near the town of Braubach in Germany, Marksburg Castle is a remarkable embodiment of medieval architecture and military design. Built in the 12th century, the castle has survived various adversities, including wars and sieges, and has never been destroyed. It now serves as a museum, showcasing armaments, medieval furnishings, and everyday artifacts that offer a captivating glimpse into medieval life.
One of the major highlights of the castle is the comprehensive guided tour, where visitors can explore various rooms like the knights' hall, chapel, and even the castle's kitchen and wine cellar. The tour reveals hidden gems like secret passages and gives you detailed information about the history and culture of the period. Gardens surround the castle, featuring medicinal herbs and plants that were used during medieval times.
The views from the castle are breathtaking, overlooking the Rhine River and the verdant valleys beyond. The vantage points from the tower offer photographers and nature lovers an unparalleled experience. Visiting Marksburg is like stepping back in time, offering a profound understanding of Germany's complex history while being surrounded by natural beauty.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Marksburg

The Knight's Hall

A grand room that showcases armors and weapons, giving insight into medieval military practices.

Marksburg Chapel

An intimate chapel with gothic features, offering a sense of tranquility and a peek into the spiritual life of its former residents.

Wine Cellar

Discover the role of wine in medieval society while exploring the atmospheric cellar.

Marksburg Gardens

Wander through the gardens featuring medicinal herbs and plants commonly used during the castle's active years.

Torture Chamber

A grim but fascinating exhibit that provides a look at the penal system of medieval Europe.

Tower Lookout Points

Climb the tower for panoramic views of the Rhine River and the scenic landscape that stretches for miles.

Armory

Features a collection of weapons and armors, explaining their evolution and usage in various periods.

The Great Battery

Explore this fortification built to protect the castle, complete with cannon emplacements.

Marksburg Shop

Pick up souvenirs or literature about the castle's history in the gift shop.

Surrounding Rhine Villages

Take a short drive to explore charming nearby Rhine villages like Braubach and Kamp-Bornhofen.

What else to visit
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Wiesbaden (47.15 km)

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Bonn (64.69 km)

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Frankfurt Airport (69.55 km)

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Frankfurt Airport (69.73 km)

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Frankfurt Am Main (75.43 km)

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