Braubach is a Rhine River cruise port, town and municipality in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate state (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis district) with population around 3,000. The town lies on the river's right bank, approx 10 km (6 mi) southeast of Koblenz. It features assorted medieval architecture, including city walls, half-timbered buildings, Marksburg Castle (on the hill above).
Braubach was granted a free city status in 1276 by King Rudolf of Habsburg (1218-1291) under Count Gottfried of Eppstein. In 1283 Count Eberhard I of Katzenelnbogen purchased the castle and the 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."
Braubach tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Port Braubach cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Braubach, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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