Marksburg Castle, Braubach, Germany
The Marksburg is a castle above the town of Braubach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is one of the principal sites of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Marksburg is the only never-destroyed Hohenburg on the Middle Rhine!
Here between Bingen and Koblenz, an area which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site has been appointed, are or there were, on average, every 2.5 km The castle – more than 40 are more or less get! Many can be seen romantically on the shores or on the heights and several can be visited. Most of these castles are, however, “new buildings” of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Almost all the castles had become ruins, either by destruction, mostly by the Swedes during the Thirty Years’ War, or by the troops of Louis XIV in the Palatinate War of Succession, 1689, or simply by abandoning the use and subsequent decay. From the 19th century, many ruins were rebuilt and expanded in the age of the Romantic period, for example Rheinstein, Reichenstein, Stahleck, Sooneck, Katz and Maus and Lahneck. Also Stolzenfels, within sight of Braubach on the opposite side of the Rhine, is a significant achievement of the Romanticism.
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