Visitor Information

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.

Opening Times:

From 23rd March 2019 to 3rd November 2019 (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 4th November 2019 to 20th March 2020 (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
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Prices 2019

Regular Price
Single Ticket
In Groups*
of 20 or more
Adults 7,00 € 6,50 €
Students 6,00 € 5,50 €
5,00 € 4,50 €
Children under 6 free
(2 adults and 2 or more children)
16,00 € ./.
Separate Group
less than 20
Package Price 1-10 Persons 90,00 € Package Price 11-19 Persons 140,00 €
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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