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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  • I could not agree more with Jasper's review. Wait an hour in line, get inside the complex, surprise wait another 30-40 min. Forced guided tour. Put it on an audio and be done with the separate...  more »
  • Due to covid circumstances we had to wait for an hour before we could get in. It's what it is, nobody can help that. Once inside, to our surprise we had to wait AGAIN for another 30 minutes before we....  more »
  • Eltz Castle is located in a valley, surrounded by forest. There are two parking lots. We parked at the one a bit further from the castle and it took us around 30 minutes to walk up. The hike is...  more »
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  • 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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