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Burg Eltz

Address: Burg Eltz, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 2672-950500
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Two Rivers: Moselle and Rhine River Sightseeing...
91%
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Wierschem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A historic castle located in a dramatic, heavily forested location. As the title says, a must see if you're in the Rhineland. Set aside half a day to drive there, have a look around, and then perhaps drive to Cochem for lunch/dinner. English language tour guides are available and there's a souvenir shop.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Eltz family has continuously lived in this castle since 1100's. They still live in a small part of it and the rest is open for tours. What's best is the walk/hike through the woods to get there. Take DB to Moselkern and walk. For lazy people, take your car and park at car park above the castle. But walk... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love the fact that you'll have to take the trail that leads to the forest to get to see this. Parking is huge and costs 2 euro, entrance was 9 euro per adult and washrooms, souvenir shops, snack bars are available outside. If you are a bigger eater just like I am - better have a bite on a... More 

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Belmont, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was not my first visit. We visited Burg Eltz earlier this spring, but it was still closed for the season. At this time, I was impressed. I couldn't have imagined what the inside was like. This was by far one of the nicest castle visits to date. Burg Eltz is still privately owned and occasionally lived in (parts, at... More 

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Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited many castles in UK, Germany and France, but definitely it's the castle of my dreams. If you intend to go there, I recommend that you take the charming forest way. The towers of this castle were beautiful like tales towers.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Burg Eltz is one of the few castles unharmed through it's history and the family has kept it intacted. It has furnishings from the 1400s and design from 1700s. Of course Neuschwanstein is the famous caste of Germany but it is only from the 1800s. Burg Eltz is from the 1200s. I've lived in Germany for 25 years and finally... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Beautyful castle. one of best castle. romantic nice for walk around the castle. Really can imagine life stlye from long times ago love it!! should visit really in you will in love with this castle and also very close to most beautyful place Rhine river.

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Datteln, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit, I took my family there and didn't tell them anything about it so the gasps of delight when the place was finally revealed were absolutely worth it. There is no point taking the little bus to the castle, the walk is easy and doesn't take very long at all - and the reveal... More 

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Belgium
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is one of the best German old castles. Its pretty old, authentic and has inside lot of original stuff to see. Its also well renovated. If weather is nice, take a walk. It is worth to take guided tour. Our guide was prey good and interesting.

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Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The view of the Eltz Castle is very nice but on Saturday @11:00a.m the door is closed. So I haven't got chance to see the inside. I walked about 15-20 minutes to see the castle. No shuttle bus at the weekend on Saturday at 10:30 a.m Maybe it will be visited between on Monday-Friday weekdays.

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