On the Rhine's right bank, upstream from its junction with the Mosel, a hill rises above the town of Braubach. Crowning the hill is Marksburg Castle, its unusually slender keep towering above the surrounding courts and ramparts.
Beginning with the construction of the keep in the 12th century, the castle grew into its present shape throughout succeeding centuries. In the Middle Ages, the strengthening of the castle's defences became essential and urgent by improvements made to firearms. Huge outworks date from this time, as does the conversion of a gateway in the outer wall to a strong bastion. It is mainly due to these extra defence works that the castle was never seriously attacked. In more peaceful times, it was used mainly as a state prison.
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Homerhomer (4080) 2005-05-25 8:36
Takich zabytkow niestety w Kanadzie brakuje, milo popatrzec na takie zameczki, pstrykaj dalej, ciekawi mnie ta okolica.
Zdjecie ma fajne kolorki, zameczek jest casy.
Czesto robiac zdjecia zasady sa takie zeby glowny obiekt nie byl dokladnie na srodku, tylko troche po boku, wizualnie to poprawia.
Troszke tez wieza wydaje sie krzywa, przydaloby sie obrocic troszeczke w lewo.
Poza tymi drobnostkami to jest super, moglbys z tego zrobiz pocztowke.
jiherka (4552) 2005-05-25 18:05
Nice view of this castle. The colours are splendid. The castle seems to be directly integrated in the sky.
Well done Michael.
jhm (150878) 2005-06-01 12:53
I like always castles, and your picture is absolutely not bad, but in future you placing it castle not in the middle, special for a better composition. Thanks for visit.
My compliments for this good beginning.
danyy (0) 2005-06-16 10:49
Effectivement, je viens de voir dans tes photos, le même château que j'ai photgraphié en voyageant sur le Rhin.
Une bien jolie photo, en plan plus rapproché que la mienne.
Mesofius (102) 2005-06-16 14:09
Beautiful castle you've captured there. The only suggestion I would give is not have it in the centre of the image, maybe in the right corner? To let it breath on the left :)
Gix (3565) 2005-06-17 9:57
excellent this image of the castle: i like the wooden so dark for a better contrast with the sky and how well the clouds are surrounding the architecture.
A little tilt of the horizon is evident but not so distracting.(...and yes, the castle is a little to much in the center...)
pnphan (3957) 2005-06-24 18:21
I like this photo, it remind me how beautiful this location was when I saw it 9 years ago
Thanks for sharing