20 most beautiful medieval castles in Germany

3. Marksburg Castle — Burg Marksburg One of the most beautiful castles of the Middle Rhine Valley, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Located on the 160-meter rocky ledge, out of all castles in this part of the river, he remained well. Start of construction dates from the first half of the XIII century. In the 1990s, the Japanese wanted to carry the castle on the island of Miyako, but the deal failed, and they were limited to the erection of a copy.

The Marksburg is a castle above the town of Braubach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is one of the principal sites of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortress was used for protection rather than as a residence for royal families. It has a striking example of a bergfried designed as a butter-churn tower. Of the 40 hill castles between Bingen am Rhein and Koblenz the Marksburg was the only one which was never destroyed.