Photos of Schloss-Marksbug Castle along the Rhine River by Cindy Knoke
Marksburg Castle rises above the town of Braubach in Germany and is one of the principal sites of The Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage area. Come on in, and let’s go snoop around….
Construction started on the schloss in 1100. The great hall dining area dates back to 1239.
Of the original forty castles in the Middle Rhine Valley, this is the only one that was never destroyed. It seems an impenetrable fortress.
It was, however, damaged by allied artillery in 1945, but not destroyed.
Touring gives one a sense of what life was like living (and eating) here in the middle ages.
The living areas are surprisingly cozy and welcoming for a castle,
and the old artifacts and furnishings are fascinating to see in situ, as they were used in everyday life.
Topping off your visit, there are amazing views of The Rhine Valley from the castle ramparts.
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