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Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Wierschem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Activities: Walking
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Banff, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit this castle during last stay in Germany. Fee for parking is small just 2 Euros. Entry fee not much either. We took tour in English with Kevin. We loved stories and tour of it. 33 generations and ca 850 in the same family. Wow!!!

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This castle may not have the glitz and glamor of Neuschwanstein, but it is well worth the drive. Burg Eltz is an actual working castle, still owned by the same family as it has been for 33 generations. The Eltz family still has an apartment in the castle (although that is not on the tour). Give yourself time to enjoy... More

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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We're not castle fanatics, but this castle and sorrounding area is beautiful. The 1.8km walk through a beautiful german forest leads you down the hill to the castle. It's not as steep as some reviews threaten (for x2 mid 20 year-olds), but there's a 2 Euro shuttle back to the top if you need it. Castle itself, as others say,... More

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Waverly TN
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Delightful trip to see a German landmark. Decided to park for free and walk the beautiful winding path towards the castle. (Note: has steep ledges so may not be ideal for children) there is also a shuttle that will take you right to the front. The inside of the castle is reserved for tours only at 9€ a person for... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had a fantastic visit to this well preserved castle. There is a free car park 5km walk from the castle or for 2 Euro car park nearer the castle. The walk down to the castle is steep and we took the shuttle bus for 2euro per trip per person. The tour fee is excellent value of. 9Euro which if you... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a steep walk down to the castle as we parked nowhere near the main entrance~ be aware the "satnav" may send you in the same direction! If you are unfit remember it's a steep walk back up. HOWEVER well worth the effort an amazing hidden treasure in the middle of a forest, no wonder it's all so well... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked down to the Castle and did not take the shuttle and we are so glad we did. When we got to the bottom of the hill and turned the corner is was BOOM the Castle in all of it's glory. Now the walk on the way back up the hill is steep if you have challenges worth paying... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

If you're on a castle viewing kick in Germany, Burg Eltz is a must see. My friend and I visited in Oct 31, 2010 the last day for tours of that season. Even though this is a review of an old visit, please check their websit for anything different. We took the ice train system from Koblenz to Moselkern and... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited Burg Eltz based on recommendations and we were not disappointed. We drove from Frankfurt, using the GPS coordinates from the website. Like many small towns in Germany, the GPS coordinates will get you close the attraction but the last bit you are on your own finding it. The drive over the mountains to get to Burg Eltz were stunning... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very important note: though a very nice day trip we chose to do the hike through the forest thinking that we could take the bus back, but alas that's not an option so we ended up spending more time here as we had originally planned. The castle is very impressive as you approach from either side and it does offer... More

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