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Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Wierschem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
Activities: Walking
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Offenbach, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

we got an english tour at this amazing castle close to the Mosel! very worth it... very nice walk to get to the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Read a few other reviews for more details & directions. Easy to find via road signs. Parking was 2eur, and you get a great little sticker for your son! If walking the trail route, you can turn right after the parking guy and park at the trail head, rather than drive straight and park at the shuttle bus lot. We... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A beautiful medieval castle located in a valley sarounded by green woods. The castle it is very intersting if you want to visit it. The castle's treasure contains gold and silver jewellery, coins, weapons, porcelain and glasses item owned by the master of the castle.

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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Burg Eltz was a wonderful hike into the German hills. The scenery was awesome and when you come around the bend and see the castle for the first time...it's stunning. The tour guide did a fantastic job of explaining most aspects of the various rooms and parts of Burg Eltz. The was also food and drink available, too. Being a... More

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We hiked along the path to the castle...about 20 minutes by foot at a brisk pace. We arrived early and would recommend you do the same as there were no crowds when we arrived around 10am. Once the path opens to the castle it is a wonderful view & picture opportunity. The castle itself is interesting, our english guide was... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Burg Eltz was a fantastic trip. The hike down to the castle was beautiful, offering several spots along the way to snap some gorgeous photos. The castle tour was informative, and the eatery was average. If one if able, I recommend hiking down to the Eltz River to see the castle from a different perspective (another opportunity for some great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We opted to hike the trail to Burg Eltz and really enjoyed the nature/scenery along the way. Highly recommend taking the scenic route there!

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Banff, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We decided to visit this castle during last stay in Germany. Fee for parking is small just 2 Euros. Entry fee not much either. We took tour in English with Kevin. We loved stories and tour of it. 33 generations and ca 850 in the same family. Wow!!!

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This castle may not have the glitz and glamor of Neuschwanstein, but it is well worth the drive. Burg Eltz is an actual working castle, still owned by the same family as it has been for 33 generations. The Eltz family still has an apartment in the castle (although that is not on the tour). Give yourself time to enjoy... More

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Canberra, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We're not castle fanatics, but this castle and sorrounding area is beautiful. The 1.8km walk through a beautiful german forest leads you down the hill to the castle. It's not as steep as some reviews threaten (for x2 mid 20 year-olds), but there's a 2 Euro shuttle back to the top if you need it. Castle itself, as others say,... More

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