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Address: Burg Eltz, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 2672-950500
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A must-see castle

Although we could not take pictures as it is privately owned, this is one of the best castles we visited in Germany. Many rooms are filled with weaponry, tapestries, furniture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Although we could not take pictures as it is privately owned, this is one of the best castles we visited in Germany. Many rooms are filled with weaponry, tapestries, furniture and more to give a better idea of how people lived during the period. Guided tours run about every 15 minutes and alternate between German and English. So informative and... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A lot of walking, the parking lot is a ways from the shuttle, but I recommend taking the shuttle back, and walking to the Berg. The setting is like a fairy tale castle! The tours are available in English and the rooms and the treasury/ weaponry rooms are very interesting. What is especially interesting is that this castle has survived... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We took the train to Moselkern and then walked about an hour to the castle. I used "walked" instead of "hiked" because you're on paved roads for at least half of it. We even wondered if we followed the signs right. There were enough signs that made the castle easy to find. It was minimal elevation. The steepest was probably... More 

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Nr Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The castle is extremely picturesque & there are a number of beautiful walks leading up to the castle itself. Guided tours are available - this is the only way to go inside & around the castle, you are not allowed to simply wonder around by yourself. Lunch was very tasty BUT with HUGE queues - they do need to amend... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Large Castle With Complete interior. Guided tours. Nice resturants. Bustransfer from the parking Place. Very good hiking paths up to, and around the castle

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took our honeymoon through Europe and planned a portion driving through Germany visiting castles. We planned to visit the castle in Cochem and drive to Gasthof first thing in the morning. We made a last minute decision to visit Burg Eltz and we are so glad we did. We visited 6 different castles and this was by far our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I did a lot of research into the most interesting castles to visit in Europe and Burg Eltz got consistently good reviews from travellers and travel writers alike. It's like a fairytale. You follow a trail through the forest and around a mountain and then out of nowhere the castle appears. It is so well preserved, and I love that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Incredibly well preserved. The tour feels very private and gives you the opportunity to really connect with the history. I could have done without the gift shop and on sight cafe but I guess they have to make money somehow. It all felt very "epcot" until you go inside. Highly recommended.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Mid-August 2015. The temperature is 95 degrees Fahrenheit and humid. A 3-4 mile hike through the wood, uphill. Warning: bring water for the hike. There are two restaurants in thye castle, and the tour guides are quite informative. You'll need at least 4 hours for this round-trip hike and tour. Great views, and this is different from Cochem in that... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The drive to Burg Eltz was beautiful and the car park is situated 20mins from the castle. If you cannot walk, there is a bus available but this is reserved for those who really cant walk there. If it is raining, it could be slippery for older people but its possible. The forest walk is a beautiful and peaceful way... More 

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