Eltz Castle, Wierschem

Owned by the same family who began its construction nearly 850 years ago, Eltz Castle is one of the best-preserved castles in Germany. The ornate, fairy tale-like fortress sits atop a 70 m (230 ft) rock outcropping. It's built of imposing stone walls and topped with colorful, spire-like roofs. You can explore more than 100 different rooms and courtyards, including the family quarters still used today. Climb to the other sections of the structure to see sweeping views of the forested hills and river valleys. Check the website for special events and guided tours. Plan my day in Wierschem using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We had been to the Eltz Castle which is a privately owned castle, about an hours drive from Cochem. It is approachable by road only and is better reached if you have your own car. The castle is nestle...  more »
  • Fairy tale castle, it is worth making the trail to walk to the castle to enjoy the view, it is a short walk of 20-30 minutes depending on your step (It took me longer as it stopped to take photo of the whole trail!). The castle in addition to the visit, has a restaurant, bathroom for visitors and a souvenir shop. We did not visit inside the castle because we did not schedule and in any way it is not possible to take pictures inside the castle, but we have lunch on site and enjoy the view that is a charm. To come back is an ascent so I recommend taking the transport van that costs 2 euros per person, and leaves in the parking lot.
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  • Best castle I visited in southern Germany. It was busy but not over run and the tours were small and interesting. You don't get to see all the castle but the tours aren't expensive so it's ok. You have to walk from the car park and it is a bit of a walk when it's hot but it is worth it. Such a unique castle.
  • This is my all time favorite castle in Germany. Beautiful. Plenty to see inside and out. Nice little tour. Wish you could take pictures of all of the interior but you can't.
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