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Marksburg Castle dates back to around 1117 it changed its name some time in history from Burg Brubach and was built high up on a cone shaped hill. Overlooking the Rhine and the tiny town of Braubach its purpose was solely defence. Marksburg is the only medievil castle in these parts to escape ruin or romantic renovation despite some additions in the 17th, 18th and indeed the 20th. century Marksburg retains its medievil charm and character. The castle was once used as a state prison before coming into the care of the Deutsche Burgenvereinigung - the German Castles Association in the 1900's, the Association is the oldest private initiative for preservation of historical buildings in Germany. They do a good job in preserving the past and indeed bringing the past into the future

Address: Braubach
Phone: +49 2627 206
Website: http://www.marksburg.de/default.htm

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2007
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