Moselle and Rhine Rivers Sketchbook, Post 5, Marksburg Castle, Braubach, Germany
Markcburg Castle, Braaubach, Germany
This castle is the best preserved Rhine Medievil Castle laid out in 1219 and completed in 1231, it It sits high atop the pinacle of a 1,000 mountain overlooking the Rhine River. Fortified by it's placement on the rocky promintory, it's high walls, and mutiple gates leading to the castle keep maintained it's dominace despite the many attempts by invaders and land grabbers over the centuries. Here you can see the stables of the king and his knight's horses, the kitchens that kept the castle running, and the bedcamber of Johannes Ludwig XIV. Even the sweetness of a beautiful little herb garden tucked neatly along a high castle walkway graces the castle with it's simple beauty. The castle shop offers charming gifts, and refreshments to enjoy on the outside terrace offering a panaramic view of the Rhine River below.