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The Rhineland Sights

Burg Eltz (Eltz Castle)

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 11/14/2013

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Burg Eltz, Münstermaifeld, Rheinland-Pfalz, D–56294, Germany

Phone:

02672-950–500

Website: www.burg-eltz.de

Sight Details:

  • Tour and treasure vault €9
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 9:30–5:30

Updated 11/14/2013

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