Marksburg
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,492 contributions
Nov 2022
This is the only castle in the Rhine valley which was never destroyed in WW2.
Built in the 13th century, it was never besieged by Germany's enemies because of its strong fortification.
The Gothic Hall has impressive kitchens and the Gimbel Collection has life size armor and weaponry worn and used through the ages.
Written 3 December 2022
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Harold J
Cape Carteret, NC216 contributions
Jun 2022
This was one of the many highlights of our June Rhine river cruse. Well worth the time. The walking is moderately challenging due to the inclines and the stones.
Written 2 December 2022
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ1,992 contributions
Oct 2022
The castle is very well maintained. You can't get into the tower and upper quarters since it is inhabited, but there is a lot to see with the rest of it. These are guided tours so you are not going to be able to spend lots of time in places but you are there and able to see a lot and the history you learn of the Castle is interesting. It overlooks the river and has a good view of the valley.
There are spots that can be slippery since it is built on the rock and if it is raining it can be treacherous. Not a easy walk if you have disabilities with walking.
Written 29 November 2022
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DodoDidi
Tampa, FL738 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Open to the public, able to see how life was as the castle evolved. Guides were knowledgable and proud of the site. Some steps were steep in areas and difficult to negotiate. View of the area from the castle was impressive.
Written 24 November 2022
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Lee S
Australia2,501 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The Marksburg castle is not for everyone if you have mobility issues then don't try it.
Long walk from the car & bus's parking to the castle, but once inside uneven ground & steps. The view from the top of the castle is spectacular you can see for miles and it would give the Gunner and there Cannons plenty of time to get ready. This medieval castle overlooks the Rhine river, built in the 13 the century was not bomb in the 2 WW & is all original. The armory & weaponay is impressive along with the kitchen & blacksmith areas.

Written 6 November 2022
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Haraldy2k
Wollongong, Australia457 contributions
Jul 2022
Of all of the castles we saw and visited on our holiday, this was by far the best. Never had it been under attack, which means nothing was destroyed and rebuilt. Everything was original. Even the cobblestone entry, including its centuries of wear and tear (wear and tear is an understatement). If you have balance problems, do not go. Difficultly level: medium. This was an included (free) shore tour with our 15 day Viking River Cruise. Well worth the visit.
Written 21 October 2022
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Alistair M
Northampton, UK207 contributions
Aug 2022
Another of our favourite tours made by the eloquence of the guide who's English was very good, if delivered at a rapid fire pace. The guide explained each room/area and then stood aside ensuring everyone had had time to take any pictures.

On our pre-excursion brief this was described as easy/medium in terms of challenge and accessibility. The walk up the hill was no bother for us from the coach parking area, but a number of our party were blowing quite hard even before getting in the gate. There are several areas inside where the gradient of the uneven bedrock means that you have to concentrate if you don't want a broken ankle. It's hard to imagine that anyone with mobility issues would manage this castle. That said, it was worthwhile and very interesting.
Written 15 August 2022
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Steve
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Jul 2022 • Couples
Very little information available for the average tourist. No means of visiting Marksberg Castle short of finding a taxi or walking for an hour or so uphill.
Written 10 August 2022
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S4136XSdavidb
Texas414 contributions
Jun 2022
Fascinating tour of a 13th century castle. Brought home how living in a castle back then was no fairy tale life, but hard work, with unsanitary conditions, and uncertain the day-to-day outlook was. Plus an amazing view from the windows. The entry can be tricky to navigate if you are mobility challenged, but worth the time.
Written 3 August 2022
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wardgarner
Castro Valley, CA586 contributions
Jul 2022
This castle really makes a statement. You can see it majestically sitting on top of a hill as you drive on the 42. We paid for an English tour, but ended up on a German tour. We had our Rick Steves guidebook, and while it did a good job of describing the rooms, the tour guide added so much more for those that understood German. It is well worth a visit and if you don't speak German, make really sure that your tour will be in English, if that is your primary language. Also, if you have mobility issues, this tour will be very difficult. No wheelchairs or strollers. Very uneven surfaces, and lots of stairs.
Written 1 August 2022
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