The Marksburg Castle was built as a fortress and later became a home for the invalid, a prison, a living quarters for soldiers and now is a museum and home to the German Castle Association.
It’s a wonderful trip back into the Middle Ages and has a preserved kitchen, wine cellar, prison, garden, blacksmith shop, great hall, and chapel.
The 14th century Gothic style “Chapel” has beautifully painted walls and ceilings. Marksburg Castle was named after St. Mark, and its chapel was therefore dedicated to him. The frescoes on the walls depict scenes from the bible.
My favorite room was the “Armory” where over two thousand years of weaponry are on display. It demonstrates the changes made to armor and weaponry from ancient to early modern times.
The armor on display consists of extremely detailed replicas as well as original pieces. This is my favorite, a mohawk helmet.