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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  • There are 2 parking places for this castle. one you have all the nice walk through forest and along the doemd Brook and the Castle suddenly beautifully on and the other is van to the Castle.
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  • When I talk about Burg Eltz I believe my eyes tell how much I loved it. Me and my friends were staying in Trier so it was a short 30 min drive to Wierschem, and I'm so glad we did it. Burg Eltz is one...  more »
  • Location super well maintained, with furniture of the era, still live on the site, family members. Have a good walk to get but the way is beautiful! There are guided tours. Do not allow taking pictures inside the Castle, enjoy to see the story of a castle that was actually a Fort.
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  • Beautiful castle with a beautiful view. There's a bit of a hike if you're not taking the shuttle, so you should dress comfortably.
  • Such a beautiful castle! If you can take the tour, I definitely would, it’s a fast and interesting tour that helps you learn why the castle was built. It’s even prettier up close and inside than what the pictures show. To this day it’s still the prettiest castle I’ve visited.
  • Amazing landscape and the castle looks very good on the outside! I advise walking through the woods to it and not taking the car! The walk on a sunny day is really relaxing!
  • Amazing looking castle hidden in a valley that is great for short and long walks. From the parking lot you can either take a shuttle bus (doesn't run in winter when the castle itself is closed) or walk to the castle. If you walk you can either follow the route from the shuttle bus and see the castle from above from a viewing point or walk down a path in the forest and descent into the valley that way. Both offer a great first view of the castle, but I think I would recommend following the shuttle bus route and getting your first glance from above. Beware: in winter the castle is closed, but you can still get to its gate and walk into the valley. Parking in winter is free and there are less visitors.
  • It's a very pretty castle and it's a nice walk through a woodland to get there. It's well worth a visit and it has an abundance of history to share. There are tasteful souvenirs and you can even get decent food at a reasonable cost.
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