Marksburg Castle

marksburg castle

Step back in time on a Scenic Rhine River Cruise

Experience the delights of European river cruising with our Marksburg Castle River Cruise. Sitting between Koblenz and Rüdesheim, the romantic Rhine Valley meanders between steep fields of wine-producing grapes and hillside castles, including Marksburg Castle. Onboard your Scenic Rhine River Cruise you'll marvel at the majesty of Germany’s landscapes.

From Gothic church steeples, near-vertical terraced vineyards and soaring cliffs and hilltops. Take a walking tour through picturesque villages reminiscent of fairy tales, enjoy your wine tasting session, and bring memories home from the gift shop. With Gothic church steeples and medieval castles, the 65km of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Bingen in Germany was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in June 2002. 

The 11th-century middle ages fortress known as Marksburg Castle sits high above the town of Braubach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. This unique castle was never used for a royal family residence, but was constructed to protect the town of Braubach. Marksburg Castle has an intriguing and rich history. During the Napoleonic era, Marksburg Castle was used as a prison. During 1900, Marksburg Castle's ownership was transferred to the German Castle Association, a private organisation dedicated to preserving Germany's castles. Nestled amongst one of the principal sites of the World Heritage Rhine Gorge, Marksburg Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your Marksburg Castle tour, you'll travel back in time to the Middle Ages as your walking tour views the chapel, armoury, kitchen, great hall, wine cellar and battlements.


Your Ultimate European River Cruising experience through Germany

With a Scenic European River cruise, you get exclusive access to experiences others miss out on. Immerse yourself in the unique delights Germany is famous for. From picturesque scenery and magnificent architecture to historical monuments and relics. Upon boarding your Scenic Space-Ship, your luxury river cruising experience is truly all-inclusive. From tips and gratuities, onshore excursions, transfers and complimentary beverages. You only need to reach for your wallet if you've got personal expenses. 

Scenic's Germany River cruises reveal the rich history of this wonderful country. From Baroque, Gothic, Romanesque and modern architectural styles, every location is rich with cultural significance. 

Dine in the medieval surrounds of Marksburg Castle, discover the fairy-tale-like castles, taste world-famous Riesling from vineyards along the Moselle River. Scenic's Germany River cruises also take in the fun of Freudenberg during Oktoberfest.

Our range of Germany River Cruises delivers travel options along the Moselle River, the Danube River and the Rhine River. With stops along the way at some of Germany's iconic cities including Cologne, Berlin, Nuremberg, and Würzburg, our European River Cruises deliver first-class scenery and experiences. With Scenic's European River Cruises you'll also experience the delights of France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Hungary.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas with Scenic's Christmas European River Cruise. From the enchanting fairy lights lining the cobblestone streets to the wonderful Christmas markets, our Christmas Wonderland European river cruise will surprise and delight.

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