2018

Guided visit of Marksburg castle at Braubach

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Guided visit of Marksburg castle at Braubach

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Description

The medieval town of Braubach, surrounded by vines, is dominated by Marksburg Castle.
Set off by coach for a guided visit of Marksburg Castle. Built in the 13th century, it sits high on a cliff overlooking the Rhine from a height of more than 160 meters and towers over the narrow and winding alleyways of Braubach's historic old town.
Marksburg is the only castle in the Rhine Valley never to have been destroyed. Beginning with the construction of the keep in the 13th century, the castle grew into its present shape throughout the succeeding centuries. The castle evolved and developed due in no small part to its defense system which was exemplary; a tunnel was constructed and strengthened with impressive vaults, cannons were added as were wooden gates and drawbridges that could be raised or lowered, to act as a defensive shield. This proved to be a recipe for success, providing an excellent far-reaching defense system for the castle.
You will be able to visit some quite remarkable rooms in the castle such as the impressive kitchen with its imposing open fireplace, the ladies' quarters, the knights' hall, the armory, the small tower bedrooms, the chapel, the wine cellar, the paths along the top of the walls and many other sights which will transport you back through time to the Middle Ages.
There is a little free time before returning by coach to the boat.

 

Duration : approx. 2:00

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Next departure: 04/15/2019
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AMSTERDAM - ARNHEM - MIDDELBURG - GHENT - ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM - UTRECHT - AMSTERDAM

Travel to the heart of Belgium and the Netherlands, an extraordinary cruise with many surprising stops. The city of Arnhem will not fail to surprise you with its reputation in fashion. From the charm of Bruges, the "Venice of the North", to the delightful Keukenhof Gardens and finally the impressive Delta works, embark on an amazing and exciting cruise full of discoveries.

8 Days FROM $ 2,229 PP
START IN 2019
Departure 04/15/2019
Arrival 04/22/2019
FROM $ 2,229 PP
Ship : MS Beethoven Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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