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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Start by taking the short hike to the castle, it's a nice time and some views are wonderful. The castle is nestled in the woods and is so nice. They have English tours and are well worth the time. The restaurant at the castle has some good food and the atmosphere is really nice. Spend the time to go!

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Natick, Massachusetts
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful beautiful castle. If you can, take the 15 minute walk to the castle (otherwise there is a shuttle - may want to take it back). The view of the castle is breathtaking when you arrive and sign up for a tour. The outside and inside of this working castle are outstanding. We loved our visit here.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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295 reviews 295 reviews
71 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Burg Eltz is comprised of a compound that originally housed 3 families. Only one portion is available for tours and there is an interesting treasury to walk through. We had an excellent tour guide; he was knowledgeable, interesting, and answered all questions. Highly recommend going here.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

During our trip to Germany we visited both Heidelberg and Burg Eltz. Both are amazing and a must see, but I was really swept away by Burg Eltz. The surroundings are amazing and going on a weekday morning, we weren't surrounded by crowds. The tour is good, and if you're an English speaker, you have to not be shy and... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A walk for15 minutes from a parking lot and here it is- a medieval castle! We did not go for a tour inside as there were too many people in line but basically you can get to inner yard for free and see how it looks like. The castle is surrounded by forests- so there are plenty of possibilities to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This castle is truly breathtaking, the visit and the tour in the castle were very nice and interesting. You can get to the castle by a bus ride from the parking lot or you can choose to hike the trails to the castle or you can walk through the forest about 2.5 km. I highly recommend doing the hike! It... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our gps device found the Castle's car park very easily. Then we took the shuttle midi bus which costs €2 each way per person and takes 5 or so minutes to reach the destination. There is also a forest path for the hikers. Burg Eltz is one of the most beautiful castles/châteaux in Germany. It's unique because it was never... More

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Washford, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Whilst visiting friends in Koblenz we were taken to see Burg Eltz at Wierschem. It was certainly worth the journey to see this amazing "Hidden Castle" situated in a forested valley. The views are spectacular. It certainly reminds one of the fairytale castle at Disneyland. There is a long walk from the car park, down a steep road to the... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I read about this castle and I have to say the reviews were right! This is a great place to visit. I would have liked to hike into it from the near by town but I was traveling alone and did not think it was a safe idea. Perhaps if you are more familiar with hiking in Germany you would... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Rick Steves calls this the best castle in Europe; I don't think so - and I've traveled a lot through Europe. Yes, it's cool that this is still family owned and the things that are on display are authentic and have been in the family for a long time. All I could think while going through this castle is that... More

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