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Braubach and Marksburg

Braubach and Marksburg

The castle of Marksburg stand on the right side of the river on a hill overlooking city of Braubach.

 

 

 

Location: Rhineland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Marksburg Castle

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Marksburg Castle was originally constructed in 1117 to defend the city below and it is the only castle in the Middle Rhine from the medieval times that hasn’t been destroyed. It listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It was owned by the Eppsteins, the Counts of Katzenelnbogen and from 1479 the Landgraves of Hesse. The city and the castle above finally fell in 1866 to the Prussians and under Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1899 the castle underwent restoration that did not change overall original appearance. The Marksburg castle is easy to spot by its distinctive 130 feet high tower. Inside you can immerse in authentic medieval atmosphere and experience life as it was in the past. Additionally a museum of military warfare is also located here.

Braubach and Marksburg  Braubach and Marksburg

Toilet        Blacksmith

Braubach and Marksburg  Braubach and Marksburg

                                 Torture chambers with tools of trade and illustrations. Marksburg's "know how"

Military Museum  Military Museum  Military Museum

View of Rhein from the Castle

View of Rhine from the castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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