The Marksburg is closed until further notice (see CURRENT INFORMATION)
After coping with the Corona crisis, the following information applies:
The Marksburg is open every day.
The castle only can be visited in the course of a guided tour taking about 50 minutes.
Visitors will be shown aroundthe castle museum by guides who recount the history of the medieval stronghold and give an impression of what life was castles during the Middle Ages. We also offer guided tour in English, French, Italien or Spanish for international groups (see below).
Individual foreign visitors can follow the regular guided tour with an information sheet in their own language.
Individual international visitors are able to join the regular guided tour with a leaflet in their own language.
Regular guided tours in English for individual visitors start every day at 1 and 4 o’clock (only during the summer season).
(Please note that this schedule is subject to change on short notice).
Concerning guided tours in English at other times of the day, please call our visitor service: +49-2627-206 as you might be able to join a pre-booked English-speaking group.
Dachsenhäuser Straße (L 335) full road closure
From Tuesday, 28 January 2020 onwards, Marksburg Castle will not be able to be accessed by visitors approaching from the north via the usual access road Dachsenhäuser Straße for several weeks. Due to extensive roadworks, road L 335 in Braubach will be fully closed in-between the BSB company and the cemetery.
You can still reach Marksburg Castle by car.
Approaching from Koblenz/Lahnstein/Braubach, please follow the signposted diversion route via Hinterwald and Dachsenhausen (16 km = 20 mins) and the Villeneuve-sur-Yonne-Straße in Braubach.
Approaching from the south/Taunus/Dachsenhausen, the road is clear and Marksburg Castle can be reached as usual via the Villeneuve-sur-Yonne-Straße.
Alternatively, in good weather, you may find it easier to park your car in Braubach and reach the castle after a 20 minute hike along a forest trail.
We will keep you updated concerning the current situation.
From 21st March 2020 to 1st November 2020 (summer season):
10am. to 5pm. (last admission at 5 pm, guided tours usually start every 15 to 20 minutes, English guided tours at 1pm and 4pm, only in the summer season)
From 2nd November 2020 to 19th March 2021 (winter season):
11am. to 4pm. (last admission, guided tours every hour on the hour).
The castle is only closed on 24th and 25th December.
Guided tours for groups in English, French, Italian, Spanish or Japanese (more than 20 people) are asked to give reasonable advance notice of their arrival.
Phone: 0049-2627-206, Fax 0049-2627-8866.
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We regret that due to the challenging original medieval terrain, the castle is not accessible by wheelchair. People with other physical disabilities may struggle with the uphill climb during the tour. Please contact our visitor service if you have any concerns regarding your planned visit.
Pushchairs and baby carriages can be parked at the beginning of the guided tour behind a locked gate if the children can be carried or are able to walk on their own.
Dogs are welcome to join the guided tour as long as they are well-behaved.
Please consider that eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited during the guided tour.
For the safety of guests as well as birds of prey and other wild animals, remote control aerial cameras (drones) are prohibited on the castle grounds and around the castle.
At your arrival you will find a spacious parking site (with an attendant in the summer saison) close to the castle.
|Visitor Service||+49 2627 206|
||+49 2627 536|
|Fax||+49 2627 8866|
|eMail Visitor Service
Prices 2020 incl. guided tour
of 20 or more
|Adults||8,00 €||7,50 €|
|Students||7,00 €||6,50 €|
||6,00 €||5,50 €|
|Children under 6||free|
(2 adults and 2 or more children)
(1 adult and 2 or more children)
less than 20
|Package Price 1-10 Persons 100,00 €
||Package Price 11-19 Persons 160,00 €
|Members Deutsche Burgenvereinigung||free|
* Prices does not apply to tours outside of normal opening hours.
Tickets can be bought at the ticket desk inside the gift shop.
The shop is open daily during opening hours. It offers a great selection of literature for all ages as well as regional guide books, a selection of post cards, posters, high quality gifts, stationary and souvenirs, and a wide range of gifts for children.
If you are looking for a bite to eat before entering the castle, the cafeteria restaurant Marksburgschänke is situated next to the gift shop with a panorama terrace overlooking the Rhine valley. You will also find a picnic terrace for self-prepared lunches right next to the castle.
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