Schloss Marksburg~

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.
Cheers to you from Schloss Marksburg~

139 thoughts on “Schloss Marksburg~

  1. An amazing post. I’m sure life was much harder back when this was built, but their diet seems to be well varied – sausage, sausage, and more sausage supplemented with various fowl.


  2. This was so gorgeous, my sweet Cindy! I loved the castle up on the mountain, the furniture and the kitchen crockery. 😊
    Bon voyage, safe travel mercies. . . May the Southern place be as welcoming and charming as you are, dear! ❤


  3. Hi Cindy!! Loved the tour! It looks so romantic– but in the end, I think I prefer by gas oven and dishwasher. And really loved your colorful flower post– but didn’t see a spot to leave a comment! Where is that stained glass dome?? (the conservatory at Balboa Park??) So beautiful! And– I wonder where you’re traveling to in the south?? Mexico? Argentina? You have me guessing! Happy travels!! xox


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