Burg Eltz, Wierschem

Owned by the same family who began its construction nearly 850 years ago, Burg Eltz is one of the best-preserved castles in Germany. The ornate, fairy tale-like fortress sits atop a 70 m (230 ft) rock outcropping. It's built of imposing stone walls and topped with colorful, spire-like roofs. You can explore more than 100 different rooms and courtyards, including the family quarters still used today. Climb to the other sections of the structure to see sweeping views of the forested hills and river valleys. Check the website for special events and guided tours. Plan my day in Wierschem using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We have made ourselves this morning early on the way and followed the trail from the station Moselkern was to create well signposted and along well after about 80 minutes over meadows and through the Woods almost always on the Eltzbach. Once there we were, on long waiting times because others spoke of long waits. But perhaps because it is still early in the day, 10:00 and a day of the week was, we were equal without waiting on it." The next leadership is in 10 minutes,"said the friendly cashier. The guide was very informative about the family history of the Castle, you had to look at rest and enough time. After the tour we still the Treasury viewed us, there are really impressive stuff. Finally still a drink near the Castle own snack 3 drinks together we found still reasonable €7.50. Then it went back on foot station Moselkern. It was a nice day trip for us.
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  • Burg Eltz is one of the places everyone should check out. At least if you're into castles and nature. We took the walk to the castle and it was fairly easy and pretty. Something like 1,3km. We also wa...  more »
  • Arriving at the scene is paid parking in the amount of EUR 2. Access to the castle is done on foot or with a bus (2 euro per piece per person). On the way we went on foot, is a decide in the middle of the forest. Getting there has a souvenirs shop, restaurant and toilets. The visitation at the castle is 10 euros. On the way back we went to the bus and the driver, super grumpy, didn't like that I paid with a lot of coins.
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  • Beautiful castle and grounds. Try and get there before 10 am if you want to be the crowds - because there will be crowds. Enjoy some classic German food and beer at the cafe with a fantastic view after your tour.
  • Drove to Burg Eltz on a beautiful Saturday in May. We arrived around 10:30 and easily parked for €2. The 10 min walk over offers a great photo op while approaching the castle. (One can take the shuttle for €2/ea person) There's a small cafe and a kiosk with beers and typical German foods, but also things that work for my American pallet. The tour was €10/ea even though the website said 9. I went through the English guided tour. The guide spoke very clearly and answered all the visitors questions effortlessly. We used the shuttle for the ride back up hill to the parking lot (as advised by a tripadvisor user), instead of walking.
  • Fantastic to see this old castle. It's very well maintained and preserved. Well done! Tip: bring cash. In the restaurant you can only pay cash. Tip 2: walk up to the viewing point for an amazing view of Burg Eltz.
  • This castle is a WELL preserved one. The restorations made it more stable yet still true to its original structure. You can only go in group tours which is timed. Its with a guide for your language preference. Its a huge castle but only a small portion is open for tourists. Still, what they show is very nice!
  • Take your student ID! This was the first student discount I saw at a German castle that was actually a decent discount. Ask for the specific tour time or you're liable to begin with a group speaking the wrong language. They mean it when they say not to touch ANYTHING on the tour. However I just took my 62 year old in-laws through and was pleased to see rest chairs in most rooms. No photography inside though. There is a place to buy food but also plenty of space to eat a sack lunch. Best way to park close and enjoy a leisurely walk from car to castle is to follow Rick Steve's "Europe Through the Backdoor" instructions rather than city signs or GPS directions - both of which will significantly increase your walking time.

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