Fodor's Expert Review Burg Eltz

Alken Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

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, ask at the souvenir shop. This on-request experience guides you through the period rooms and massive kitchen, as well as a 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.

Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Münstermaifeld, Rheinland-Pfalz  56294, Germany

- 02672 - 950–500

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tour and treasure vault €12, Closed Nov.–Mar.

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