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Burg Eltz, Wierschem

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • We started this journey on a German holiday where we caught a local church having a ceremony with beautiful music and a parade! Then we hiked up to the castle! Quite a challenging hike, so it's only r...  read more »
  • Take the shuttle and save your legs for the Castle stairs. Have a bite to eat at the Castle. The food is delicious. The Castle interior is amazing. 
  • For us it was great. The walk out to the castle through the forest was long - but if you like to hike very nice. the castle has lots of tourists but still offers a feel of authenticity and ruggedness ...  read more »
  • The most intact and preserved castle I've toured in Europe. The collection of wares throughout the castle and treasurey is awe-inspiring. Be sure to skip the shuttle and take the 15 minute walk to the castle; you'll have a nice walk through the woods. Also note, parking is 2 EUR.
  • Best castle ever visited. If you come from the parking place there is a nice walk true the woods before you reach the castle. The castle itself is great, inside chambers beautiful restored. If you like to visit castles this one is for sure worth to visit!
  • We biked from Cochem and then hiked in on the trail from Moselkern. The pathway was great, easy to follow and then the castle appears through the trees. We encountered few people and the remoteness of the castle made for a wonderful experience without crowds. The lunch we had was also excellent.
  • I visited the Eltz Castle on a tour of european architecture and this site was one of my favorites. I love the undisturbed setting of the castle. The tour was excellent and the wait was not bad. One of the coolest things I saw while in Germany.
  • Very interesting place. The tour gives a lot of history of the place, family and buildings. People still do live there. Nice to include it in a hike around the area.
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