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Address: Burg Eltz, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 2672-950500
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Activities: Walking
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Fun hike to a castle

We day tripped from Cochem (see) to see Burg Eltz. We took a train to Moselkern and then hiked an hour plus through part of the town and through a forest alongside a stream to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We day tripped from Cochem (see) to see Burg Eltz. We took a train to Moselkern and then hiked an hour plus through part of the town and through a forest alongside a stream to the castle. The hike had some climbing near the end ,but was not terribly difficult. As the other reviewers have stated, you can also get... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

A rare completely intact picturesque castle from the Middle Ages with some additions over the years. A solitary location surrounded by a forest and a valley in a very romantic setting. Access by car is easy and there is a large parking lot at the foot of the hill ( $2.20 fee) and a shuttle bus for those who do... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Left intact for 7 centuries and it is still much as it was 500 years ago. It was never destroyed and it has been in the Eltz family for 850 years. It is a steep walk down to the castle on the road. It is down, but it is consistently steep and not an easy walk. There is a scenic... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This castle is still home for 700 years to the same family. Beautiful setting, and the furniture and weapons you see are actually from the family that still lives there! Very unique in the world of castles, this is one you need to see. Highly recommended.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is by far the best castle i have EVER visited. Perfect location, perfect setting, small and cozy castle right out of a fairytale book. This might be the only castle that didn't get destroyed in any which manner and till date has been preserved beautifully. Three families own this castle and they have opened it to the public. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went to the Mosel valley because we wanted to visit this castle and we were not disappointed. Of all the many castles we visited in Germany (including those famous castles in Bavaria), we think this one gave the best picture of how a real castle would look like in the medieval time. Perhaps because it is very well preserved.... More 

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Delden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

One of the most spectacular castles I ever visited. At first, not decorated as a museum, but still as a castle.The tour is worth visiting with authentic furniture, interior etc. Also the surroundings are perfect. Surrounded by hills fully covered with trees instead of an ugly industrial building (often the case at other castles) or something else and the idea... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This castle is beautiful, and I mean really really beautiful. Be prepared though - cash only. We had just come from a very remote location and we didn't have time to stop for cash, so we did not get to do the tour. And if you don't' do the tour then there just isn't that much to see. Especially if... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Apparently there is a way you can get there with a shuttle bus... I took the train to Moselkern and hiked, and the walk from the train station took me about an hour and fifteen minutes. The hike itself isn't too bad, but there are a lot of stairs at the end. The castle tour was informative and the guide... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Do not miss this beautiful castle just 20-30 min from Cochem. There is a car park for 2€, from then you can either walk or take a shuttle bus for 2€ per person (takes 2 min). There are guided tours in English (ours took about 20 min, 9€) & it takes you through all the available rooms. The rooms are... More 

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Address: Address: Burg Eltz, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 2672-950500
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Wierschem

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