Thursday, December 19, 2013
#360......The Taking of Marksburg Castle early November 2013
It is great fun to be in the presents of such a landmark as this huge
Inside were many gigantic rooms, kitchens dinning areas bed rooms and rooms for who know what maybe a room for just setting around the huge fireplaces and talking about the last time some butt heads tried to take the place over and were repelled.
Off to the left here now you can see what a monster of a castle it was. I don't know that observation tower must have been a couple hundred feet in the
One room had men wearing the suits of armor that they used there down through the many years that they needed to have many soldiers there for protection. All the way to they early guns that then replaced the need for the armor and those huge swords to just wack the hell out of each other...I can not imagine the grizzly massacures that took place in those years of old... Back when men were really men and if you were not you were not very long.
Susan and I here enjoying the view after the tour before heading on back down the hill to the boat tied up down below. We did take the castle it was ours or at least fun to pretend but then we thought it over and decided hey what are we gonna do with this big cold thing and the taxes will kill us so we gave it up and just decided to sail away and enjoy the scenery along the river the rest of the day.
The view below is out our room on the river boat it was always something to see if not wineries on the hill sides it was towns along the way.
Now and then there would be nothing but rocky cliffs and trees with fall color to admire and that was good also. Also to the right here is the classic German town trademark of the twin church towers with bells in both towers that would ring alternately. Every town had a huge Catholic Church and many had beautiful Protestant Churches also...Many times we were told of the turmoil that went on in years past between the people of different faiths...I am so glad that era has passed and that we all now realize how stupid it all was and that both Protestant and Catholic believe in the One Lord Jesus Christ and that the non essential teachings are just that, pretty much non essential...Till next time a Merry Christmas to all will try and write again before New Years.