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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
Type: Castles
Activities: Walking
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Plano, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have been there numerous times over the years. This may be the best preserved castle of its kind anywhere. It was initially constructed in the 1200s and of course grew and developed from there. It has never been destroyed or severely damaged so one can get a feel for what these amazing places were really like. We approached it... More

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Henderson, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We did extensive research before travelling to Germany as we wanted to go to a castle but were unsure which ones would be best for both us and our young children. This castle is the real deal. Many of the castles in Germany were bombed during the war so what you see now are reproductions. Many others such were simply... More

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went on a 2hr boat cruise along the Rhine River, but the castles there are nothing like this one. This castle, nestled in the middle of a forest, looks like it is out of a fairy tale. The condition is excellent for a 12th century castle because according to the guide it was not under any threat, unlike the... More

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Dallas, TX
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed in Moselkern and walked to Burg Eltz and back. It was a long 4.9 km and it was a hot 86 degrees that day, it probably took us about 100 minutes with about 3, 5-10 minute rests on benches. But Burg Eltz is definately worth going to see. My son who is 16 really like it! They also... More

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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262 reviews 262 reviews
114 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited the castle as part of our Rick Steves tour. We walked up to the castle from the bus stop, it was a 15-20 minutes walk. The castle was preserved very well thanks to its owners who knew how to fend off invading French army with diplomatic skills. The castle tour guide was well versed in its history and... More

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

While on a recent trip to visit Germany for the first time with my daughter and friends we visited the Burg Eltz castle. After a 20 minute walk through the woods we rounded the bend in the path and "WOW" there it was so beautiful! Very impressive and one of the most beautiful of the 3 castles that we had... More

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Colorado, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This castle is our favorite in Germany. Due to luck, good sense in marriage alliances, and being off the main routes for armies, the castle is in pristine condition, providing a fascinating look at the way its owners lived over the centuries.

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Bergen, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There is a beautiful hike to this castle which really adds to the experience. You can go from the town below, or a 15 minute walk from the parking lot at the premises. The road is good and you can get there with a stroller or similar. The guide we had was very good in english, and the tour itself... More

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We loved the hike down to this beautiful castle. The tour was great with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Take the shuttle bus if you have trouble with long walks up/down shallow grades. The footpath was amazing. Highly recommended!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We walked the hiking trail there and it was worth it. The castle is buried in the woods, so beautiful. The tour was informative and in English. They are very English friendly here. Burg Eltz is very well kept and breath taking.

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