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Burg Eltz 1, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Frankfurt to Burg Eltz, it's well maintained and mind blowing how people were living in luxury before 1,000 years! There's a shuttle bus from the parking area to the castle, I strongly recommend walking to the castle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zuhair_Shafai
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We took the train from Trier and then hiked to Burg Eltz; it was over an hour's hike, well worth it if you enjoy hiking. The Burg has been in the same family for over 30 generations. You have to go through with a tour,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We went on a cold rainy day, so booked a taxi from the train station. Glad we did. We encountered a seasoned female solo traveler who said the hike was more difficult than anticipated and path not well marked. Castle unique in that it has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mamafez
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Initially, we were going to skip this but we're so glad that we went. This is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe and fairly easy to get to. If you're on a quick time line, take the train to Moselkern and grab a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We were on a Mosel cycling trip and stopped in on Burg Eltz along the way. This is an absolute must do, and the short hike makes it particularly magical. The hiking trail to the castle starts about 2 km from the town of Moselkern...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I visited Neuschwanstein Castle many years ago, but whereas that was a 19th Century folly of Ludwig II, Burg Eltz is the real deal in terms of age and purpose. When I first saw this in a photograph on a friend' s Facebook page I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We visited Burg Eltz this past week, in early October. We went on a Friday. We did not have a car and were told the only way to get there was to take the bus to Moselkern and walk to it. I think it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We visited using public transport. The train trip from Koblenz was spectacular. The walking track from Moselkern station was not well marked, so luckily for us a kind, local lady driving past picked all 4 of us up and drove us to the carpark. From...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tracey1779
Reviewed October 11, 2018

...or at least it is the way it feels as it is in the middle of nowhere...The Castle is well maintained, the walk is great on a sunny day and you can enjop a great view from up there. Great for a detour if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheRealGelatoGirl
Reviewed October 10, 2018

As others have noted, it's unusual to find a castle in a valley but that's where you'll find Burg Eltz. It's still owned by the original family and has been very well-maintained. I agree that €2 to park, €4 for the 2-way shuttle, and €10...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Alexandra S
December 10, 2018|
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Response from binderdundat | Reviewed this property |
Take the train from Bonn or Köln to Koblenz where you can transfer to another train to the town of Moselkern. The hiking trail to the castle starts about 2.5 km from the Moselkern train station at a place called... More
October 27, 2018|
Response from Julie D |
Hi, I would check on their website to make sure they are open. We rented a car to drive to Berg Eltz and other other castles along the Mosel. Maybe you could do a day trip on a tour? It is beautiful! We enjoyed it even... More
October 11, 2018|
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Response from beckyw934 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest looking up Burg Eltz castle guide on the internet. What I found is that guided tours are available April through November 1. People have gone during the off season and can walk around inside but no tour is... More