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Eltz Castle, Wierschem

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Owned by the same family who began its construction nearly 850 years ago, Eltz Castle 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 drove from UK, parked in the lower car park and walked up through the woods, brilliant view of the castle on the walk up and amazing view of the woods from the castle balcony  more »
  • We arrived shortly after the castle opened so we did not have any problems parking. From the parking lot, it was about a 20 minute walk to the castle (wear hiking boots or other good shoes). We have.....  more »
  • Nice Castle and views. Come early; best time without waiting is 09:00. Castle opens 09:30. Walk from the P shuttle bus stop. This castle is not on a hill top, but down in a valley. So the walk is...  more »
  • Best castle I visited in southern Germany. It was busy but not over run and the tours were small and interesting. You don't get to see all the castle but the tours aren't expensive so it's ok. You have to walk from the car park and it is a bit of a walk when it's hot but it is worth it. Such a unique castle.
  • This is my all time favorite castle in Germany. Beautiful. Plenty to see inside and out. Nice little tour. Wish you could take pictures of all of the interior but you can't.
  • Lovely place among a forest... The restaurant here serves good food. Take the guided tour highly recommended
  • Nice castle! We came with our 2 years old daughter sitting on a stroller. I have to say that it was not an easy walk with my compact stroller. If you have a stroller/buggy with rubber wheels, it might be more comfortable to walk.
  • Burg Eltz is the best castle around Cologne/Bonn area. I love a walk from the parking area to the castle, ~20 min. Well maintained and authentic castle. Not far from the Mosel wine country.

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