Braubach (Marksburg, Germany)

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09:23 15 Nov 2018

50.27728 N, 7.64369 E

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Braubach is a municipality located in Rhein-Lahn-Kreis (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany). Braubach lies on the right bank of Rhine, approximately 10 kilometers southeast of Koblenz. It features assorted medieval architecture, including portions of the city wall, half-timbered buildings, and Marksburg castle on the hill above. The city of Braubach was the seat of former "collective municipality" (Verbandsgemeinde) Braubach. Its area is 20.26 km2 (7.82 ml2). In 2015 the population of Braubach numbered 3050.Braubach (Marksburg, Germany) river cruise port

Braubach was made a free city in 1276 by King Rudolf of Habsburg under Count Gottfried of Eppstein. In 1283 Count Eberhard I of Katzenelnbogen purchased the castle and city. Until 1479, the Counts constantly rebuilt the castle it was never conquered, never destroyed. Braubach city was the administrative centre of Katzenelnbogen wine production with Boppard, Horchheim, Rhens, Salzig and Spay, and an amount of 84,000 l of wine in 1443.

In the travel guide Le Rhin of 1845, Victor Hugo wrote:

"Then comes Braubach, named in a charter of 933, fief of the Counts Arnstein of Lahngau; an Imperial city under Rodolph in 1270, a domain of the Counts of Katznellenbogen in 1283; accruing to Hesse in 1473; to Darmstadt, in 1632, and in 1802 to Nassau. Braubach, communicating with the baths of the Taunus, is charmingly situated at the foot of a high rock, crested by Marksburg, the castle of which is now a state prison."

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Marksburg Castle

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