Of the 20+ castles along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, only one has never been destroyed – the Marksburg. Perched majestically above the river, this castle somehow escaped the ravages of war that befell every single other castle along this stretch of the river, primarily in the 17th century. As most of the other castles were rebuilt in the romanticism movement and under Prussian influence in the 19th century, the Marksburg really stands out with its white walls and tall tower. In and around the castle the medieval feeling is unmistakable, with its huge gates and rather uneven cobblestone lanes. A visit to the Marksburg is a real trip to the Middle Ages! We visit the Marksburg on our Castles & Wine tour.