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The 10 Most Beautiful fortresses in Germany

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Fortress · Romantischer Rhein
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Marksburg
Marksburg Castle The value and significance of Marksburg Castle lie primarily in its complete preservation as a medieval fortification. For many visitors it is the epitome of a medieval castle. Its exposed location on a rock 90 meters above the town of Braubach contributes to this. The imposing fortress with buildings mainly from the 13th to 15th centuries is staggered with a keep, several buildings, kennels and bastions. The typical interiors such as the castle kitchen, knights' hall, bower, chapel, armory, wine cellar, battlements and tower rooms are particularly worth seeing. They provide insights into medieval life. The Lords of Eppstein built the fortress from the year 1231 to protect the nearby silver mines. Marksburg Castle was still known as Braubach Castle until the 16th century. The castle changed hands several times. With the extinction of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen, Marksburg Castle fell to the Hessian landgraves. Later, the castle complex no longer met the upscale aristocratic residential requirements of modern times, so the residence Schloss Philippsburg was built in the valley. Access to the castle complex is only possible as part of a guided tour.
Schwanenburg Kleve
Fortress · Niederrhein
Schwanenburg
Die Schwanenburg: Das Wahrzeichen von Kleve!
Vauban-Festung, Homburg, 2020, Eike Dubois
Fortress · Biosphere Bliesgau
Vauban-Festung Homburg auf dem Schlossberg
Imposante Festungsanlage über den Dächern von Homburg.
Blick auf die Veste Oberhaus über Passau
Fortress · Bavarian Forest
Veste Oberhaus
Die Veste Oberhaus liegt hoch über der Dreiflüssestadt Passau und gilt als eine der größten erhaltenen Burganlage Europas.
Kyrburg 6
Fortress · Nahe
Ruine Kyrburg
The Kyrburg Castle is the widely visible landmark of the city of Kirn. The former garrison house is now home to a restaurant with a whisky museum. One of the largest whisky collections in Germany can be found in a vaulted cellar of the Kyrburg castle.
Merburg in Kirrberg, Homburg, 2020, Eike Dubois
Fortress · Biosphere Bliesgau
Merburg
Kleine Talburg im Lambsbachtal.
Wandertafel Nerother Kopf mit Höhle
Fortress · Eifel
Burgruine Freudenkoppe
The ruins of the castle Freudenkoppe on the Nerother Kopf is throughout the year open. You can't reach the ruins directly with the car!  
Burg Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein
Fortress · Pfalz
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Castle complex Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein
The ruins of the three fortifications are perched on five adjacent red sandstone rocks. The castles are first mentioned in documents in the first half of the 12th century.
Osterburg Weida
Fortress · Vogtland
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Osterburg Castle
This mighty medieval castle is one of the most important contemporary witnesses of its kind in all of Germany. The city of Weida cannot yet be seen, but the Osterburg is in full view: the rocky spur towers proudly over the countryside on which the reeves of Weida have left their mark over the centuries.
Burg Mylau
Fortress · Vogtland
Burg Mylau
Die denkmalgeschützte Burg Mylau ist die einzige fast vollständig erhaltene und zugleich größte Burganlage des sächsischen Vogtlandes und damit ein herausragendes Architekturdenkmal. 
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