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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  • Don't know what i was expecting when arriving at this castle but it really took my breath away. Also a really nice are for a hike, would really recommend walking the trails and spending some time ther...  more »
  • From the car park it's an easy 10-15 minute walk to the castle. There are a few different viewpoints and tracks available once you get to the castle, the best two being from the top of the hill in fro...  more »
  • The location, architecture and the environment makes this Castle a unique jewel. Highly recommended make a tour inside her or simply walk around your yard and surrounding area and soak up the atmosphere. You can always do a one-hour trip from the Landhotel Ringelsteiner Mühle restaurant beside the river or simply Park and touring the 15 minutes that you separate from the Castle.
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  • This was fun! Really beautiful. Great history. The castle has stayed in the same family...cool piece of history. The walk was pretty easy from the parking area. The path is wide enough that if you need to stop and take a break you could do so, without being in the way. Really pretty trek into the castle and a much better view of the castle. (I think) Our tour guide was awesome. He was professional and pleasant. (The last photo is the view from walking the trail from parking.)
  • Very beautiful castle in the middle of a valley which you can only reach by foot... When you walk around the bend and get a first glimpse of the Castle it's a mesmerising sight to behold. We took a different path down a steep decent but you better can follow the footpaths which lead you to the front gate. Sadly it isn't opened during the winter months but just to see it from the outside was good enough for us... Enjoy!!
  • Worth a visit but don't think of it as a worthy day trip. The area around is nice for hiking and provides some nice hiking trails. The story of the castle itself is interesting and there are quite a lot of authentic relics. I did enjoy my visit but only for two hours or so
  • Amazing place. I love a good castle and this one did not disappoint! Did the tour in German just stand next to a German and say “what did he say?” Germans love impromptu translations.
  • Eltz Castle is absolutely stunning. The way from the parking spot to the castle is beautiful and get's even better when you have your first glance at the castle. The castle itself isn't too big, but it's definitely worth paying €10 for a visit and guided tour (also in English). Our guide could tell a lot about the history of the castle, in a way that is doesn't feel like she's done it a million times before.

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