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Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
2672-950500
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Prepare to pay extra for everything! Even if 30 people want English your if just 1 German they do your in German. Disappointing for sure-shuttle said they were full and wouldn't make any more runs that day and just left us at bottom of mountain. Very weird atmosphere. Sure these some old furniture and you see a variety of rooms... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This castle is just what you imagined a German castle would be. Tucked away in secluded woodland by a small river that is a tributary to the Mosel. You can hike from Moselkern (90 minutes I'm told or drive over the top and park for a few Euros. There is even a shuttle bus to take you to the castle... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

PArk and walk through a wooded forest for 29 min, and suddenly a fairy tale castle emerges. Very well kept, in the same family for 850 years. This castle has the best medevial arms, furniture and Treasuries. Tours in English in the summer, the castle closed Nov1. highly reccomended

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Hirschau, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Folks, the title here says it all... it is truly my fave, and trust me, I've seen a ton having lived in Germany for a total of 12 years. It is simply beautiful and not like the monstrosity in Bavaria... similar style, more class, and not the crowds.

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Trafalgar, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

An beautiful castle in the most amazing location. A tour of the castle well worth doing. I'm not a museum person, but the tour was in English (very good English) and the history of the family that lived there and how they lived was very interesting. Castle was free to walk around a few parts, btut paying for the tour... More

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germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went there Autumn so alone the "blick" around the castle it was worth the time. Beautiful trees with beautiful colors! And as you enter the gate you will dream of a a cinderella movie as well. One the castle in germany which was not destroyed in any of the wars. I was even surprised when i learned from the... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very beautiful setting and a dramatic approach to a castle that reminds you of a page out of a children's fairytale book. I typically only visit a place once and move on to my next adventure, but I've visited Burg Eltz three times. I've done the tour once and I wasn't as impressed with the tour as I was with... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Burg Eltz is truly a fairy tale castle. It's not easy getting there, but it is worth the trip. The hike from the bus stop is about 25 minutes but the view at the end is spectacular. I was left speechless. The mist floating in the background only adds to the enchanting atmosphere. Tour guide spoke English but no photos... More

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Oslo, Norway
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34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Burg Eltz was apparently one of only a couple medieval castles on the Mosel River that were never destroyed, so you're seeing the original instead of the more common reconstruction. The walk down through the woods from the parking area to the castle was lovely and easy, and the castle itself is very easy on the eyes. Their tour is... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The 1.5 hour drive from Wiesbaden was worth for my visit to Burg Eltz. The 8 Euro admission charge was not too much to pay for the guided tour. My assumption, however, was that my admission charge would get me into the castle to take either a guided or self-guided tour. My assumption was dashed when I discovered that there... More

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