Marksburg Castle is over 800 years old

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Another UNICEF World Heritage Site

Flag of Germany  , Rhineland-Palatinate,
Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nov 2, Sat: BOPPARD is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the wine growing center in the Rhine Gorge.  

However, this day was a day to visit Marksburg Castle & Brewery on an optional excursion. Marksburg Castle is a medieval fortress above the town of Braubach that has stood here for over 800 years.  

During the Napoleon period, the castle was used as a prison.  It belonged to the Duchy of Nassau in 1815, but after the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, the Duchy of Nassau became a territory of Prussia.

In 1945, the castle was heavily destroyed by American artillery.   In the 1990's, the castle was copied in the German culture village of Ueno on the Japanese island Miyakojima.

 
 
 

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MARKSBURG CASTLE


 
 
 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
  

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MAXIMILLAN'S BREWERY
 
 
 
  
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"Famous Loreley"
 
 
 
  
 
 

       

 



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