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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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Fairytale Castle

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This particular castle is a short drive away from Cochem, Germany but definitely worth the drive. The hike to the castle takes approximately 20 minutes but there is a shuttle available. The restaurant serves very good food at reasonable prices. The castle has tours available in English. There is also a small gift shop and I found the prices very... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We did the 1.5 hour hike from Moselkem with our two kids. The hike was beautiful and the castle incredible. The 40 minute tour gave you the history and allowed you to see all the rooms with some of the original furniture. There is a place for lunch at the castles that was readonable.

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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are in the area of Koblenz/Cochem/Trier this is a must see castle. Best way to get there is by car. And even from the parking it takes a steep hike of about 2km before reaching the castle. But once you get there- is all worth it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We walked to Burg Eltz from Moselkern train station, the walk took around 45 minutes - firstly through the town and then along a well defined path in a pleasant wooded area. The first sight of the castle through the trees was really spectacular. A tour of the inside cost 9 euros, it was interesting but personally I felt the... More 

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