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The Rhineland Sights

Kurfürstliche Burg (Electors' Castle)

  • Burgstr. 1 Map It
  • Eltville
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 11/14/2013

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Eltville flourished as a favorite residence of the archbishops of Mainz in the 14th and 15th centuries, and it was during this time that the castle—which now houses Eltville's tourist information center—was built. More than 300 varieties of roses grow in the castle's courtyard garden, on the wall, and along the Rhine promenade. During "Rose Days" (the first weekend in June) the flower is celebrated in shops and restaurants (as an ingredient in recipes) throughout town.

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Burgstr. 1, Eltville, Hesse, 65343, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Tower €2.50, rose garden free
  • Tower: Apr.–mid-Oct., Fri. 2–6 and weekends 11–6. Garden: Apr.–mid-Oct., daily 9:30–7; mid-Oct.–March, daily 10:30–4:30

Updated 11/14/2013


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