Monday, August 10, 2015

Our Little Corner of the World...Expanded to Marksburg Castle, Koblenz, Germany!!!

Walking up to the castle was a daunting experience...
it's no wonder they were built for defense!!!
Marksburg Castle was built approximately 700 years ago...
and was built as a fortress, high atop a hill, with great vantage points to see an approaching enemy.
The Castle was never besieged by any enemies so it is quite the same as it was 700 years ago.

But they were prepared!!! 

On our way to go into the interior of the castle we passed these beauties...

Part of the kitchen...

And yes...they had indoor potties!!!

...right next to the dining room table!!! 
Didn't they have any building codes back then???

A nice little spot for the ladies to do their handwork...

...and of course a chapel...with a beautiful ceiling!!!

Just a few samples of the armor used back then when battling the enemy...
Those things aren't light either!!!

And of course...if the enemy got in...there were all sorts of ways to deal with them!!! demonstrated in this painting...

A spectacular view from the charming cafe area...
somehow I don't think the cafe is original!!!

The group at large!!!
Dan, me, Art, Linda, Sean, Veronica, Doug...
Debra stayed back at the ship...

Every castle must have it's dog!!!

Another bright spot in a rather dreary day weatherwise...

Then back to the ship...
the Viking Embla!

To visit more little corners of the on the image below!


  1. I wonder if they knew it would last this long when they built it? That's an interesting adaptation of a cruise ship.

  2. I would enjoy visiting there. Beautiful shots!

  3. Really great post. I'm glad the place is well kept, I think it's important. I'd like to have a meal in that dining room, but only if no one's using the toilet!

    1. I agree!!! They indicated that the one using the toilet would still be included in the dinner conversation...not my idea of a great dinner party!!!

  4. Very impressive castle! I had a chance to visit a couple when I was in Germany many years ago, but don't have any photos to show for it.

    1. I'm surprised!!! Where was your camera???

  5. Love the post! Linda and I have been on a couple of cruises and another this September. We'll be visiting a variety of ports from Seattle to Alaska. We've discussed river cruises and we're considering one in France.

    1. Thanks Daniel! Glad you joined me on my photographic journey!!!

  6. What stunning shots! Such a lovely place to visit.


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