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Burg Eltz (Eltz Castle)

Burg Eltz (Eltz Castle) Review

Genuinely medieval (12th–16th century) and genuinely stunning, Burg Eltz deserves as much attention as King Ludwig's trio of castles in Bavaria. For the 40-minute English-language tour, given when enough English speakers gather, ask at the souvenir shop. It guides you through the period rooms and massive kitchen. There's also a popular treasure vault filled with gold and silver. To get here, exit B-416 at Hatzenport (opposite and southwest of Alken), proceed to Münstermaifeld, and follow signs to the parking lot near the Antoniuskapelle. From here it's a 15-minute walk, or take the shuttle bus (€2). Hikers can reach the castle from Moselkern in about an hour.

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  • Address: Burg Eltz, Münstermaifeld, D–56294 | Map It
  • Cost: Tour and treasure vault €9
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 9:30–5:30
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  • Location: Alken
Updated: 11-14-2013

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