Braubach, Germany Cruise Port

For a taste of old European culture, a cruise to Braubach, Germany is a time traveler's dream come true. Located on the right bank of the Rhine River, the area is a treasure trove of medieval architecture. Looking for an authentic castle? You'll find it in Braubach. Surrounded by flowers, forests, and vineyards, this 1300-year-old town was even written about in an 1845 travel guide by Victor Hugo (yes, of Les Misérables fame). More history can be found within the Barbarakirche, a 13th-century church, whose tower was attached to a corner of the city wall. Worth seeing are the houses with foundations from the 16th to 18th century; many cruise lines offer shore excursions and may include a walking tour to view these charming structures up close. A town that allows both quiet reflection and plenty of activities, here are some of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Braubach, Germany:
 
  • Looking over the town, The Marksburg Castle is one of the most popular tourist sites in Braubach, and with good reason. Originally built in 1117, the fortress was used for protection, not a residence. Of the 40 hilltop castles scattered between Bingen am Rhein and Koblenz, the Marksburg is the only one that was never destroyed. Take a tour into the Middle Ages and see the castle kitchen, knight's hall, armory, wine cellar, battlements, and turret rooms.
     
  • For a break from touring the castle or checking out the houses, visit the Marktplatz in the center of town. This is a great place to relax, grab some food and drink, and gaze at the picturesque scenery.
     
  • Thanks to the area’s vineyards, you might get to do some wine tasting. Ice wines, late harvest, and Auslese wines from the Rhine valley are specialties here.
     
  • Shopping in Braubach is a treat, and a great chance to load up on gifts for others (and some for you). From cuckoo clocks to wooden nutcrackers, you'll find something to please every lover of old-world craftsmanship.
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