Marksburg is the only medieval castle of the Middle Rhine that has never been destroyed. As a fortress, it protected medieval people rather than serving as a residence for royal families. Built around 1117 and entering the written record in 1231, it has a storied history. In the Napoleonic period, prisoners were kept here. It was damaged by American artillery in World War II. Consider taking an inexpensive guided tour. By using our Braubach road trip planning website, you can arrange your visit to Marksburg and other attractions in Braubach.
We visited in time for the 1pm English tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Take a cab up the mountain from the boat dock and enjoy the scenery. Inside, the castle is still in remarkably good shape and..... more »
Marksburg Castle near Koblenz area of Rhine River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with proud history of being the only castle along Rhine River that has never been destroyed. We visited the castle... more »
Guided tour was great and gave a lot of information about the history of the castle and the surrounding area. Not all the information given was historically correct though (but I guess that's what you get if you're a history lover). It was nevertheless a wonderful castle.
Historic Castle well maintained. Informative tours walk you through history! Great views of the Rhine!
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