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Burg Eltz, Wierschem

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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. To visit Burg Eltz and other attractions in Wierschem, use our Wierschem trip itinerary maker.
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  • Hidden away this is a brilliant piece of living history, there is access to most of the rooms all of which are very interesting, with artefacts all around there is something different in every room. O...  more »
  • Visit this castle very recommended since the place is impressive for its landscape not you imagine the Castle until you get to the same hidden between the mountains, you can walk through the woods or go in a bus for € 2 already in the castle there are additional store and two restaurants travel shop you can go to a Museum of jewelry well full to me and my family they love the experience.
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  • After 15 minutes walking in a green forest from the parking (cost 2 EUR), you will arrive to this beautiful eltz castle. They have there a family ticket for 2 adults + 2 kids at the cost of 28 EUR. Yo...  more »
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  • Take your student ID! This was the first student discount I saw art 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.
  • It was a very pretty castle, albeit it is with more modernistic style, rather than medieval style. The castle part to which visitors are allowed, is rather small as the rest is still being occupied by the actual owners of the place. The surrounding nature is very beautiful, especially on a late fall day, everything being green, yellow, orange, and red. The food provided by the local place is nothing special but is pricey. I would've liked to see more traditional choices. I recommend doing the short hike to it as well from the village of Wierschem, which is only few km away. Overall a very nice place for a day trip.
  • Very cool castle. Great location, very interesting tour. A possible downside is the reachability. From the parking lot it's a 2km walk through the forest so if you have difficulty it's a hassle. There is a shuttle service but that costs money so that's up to you. The castle is worth the effort I reckon.
  • This is really a gorgeous castle! And to think that it has been in the possession of the same family for 33 generations is mind-boggling. When we were there the weather wasn't the nicest, but on a nice day the forest and trails around the castle would beg for exploration.
  • Park bike at last stop up and walk. Incredible and life long memories. Assured to be the best castle and surroundings you will ever see. Enjoy!