The Eltz Castle in Germany is one of the best preserved as well as one of the most beautiful castles of Germany. The castle boasts of a romantic setting with unspoilt landscape surrounding it. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in Germany. The Eltz Castle seems like a castle just out of a fairy-tale brimming with life. As soon as you come in front of the Eltz Castle you will get awestruck by the sheer magnificence of this majestic building. Prepare yourself to get a clear insight into the different eras of Western or Occidental culture. You will find yourself immersed in the history of the castle where the past comes to life.
The Eltz Castle was in the hands of the Lords and Counts, or the Edlen Herren und Grafen as they are better known as in German, for more than 800 years. The castle is looked after by Count and Countess Eltz and is maintained by the fees paid by the travelers who come to visit it.
To give a more comprehensive and clear idea about the Eltz Castle, castle tours are organized every 15 minutes and the tour lasts for about 40 minutes. For the convenience of the guests there is a combined tour comprising the a of the castle and a visit to the treasure vault as well.
Since tourists from all over the world come to visit the Eltz Castle, there are two self-service restaurants here to satisfy the culinary requirements of the guests. While at the castle, you must try out the German coffee-‘n’-cake during the afternoon. The best way to round off your tour is by tasting the delicious wine from the Eltz vineyards while enjoying a stunning view of the Eltz valley. You can take some souvenirs back home for your loved ones like a suit of armour, a crossbow or a sword, apart from guide books, postcards, glassware, and wares made of porcelain painted with views of the castle, from the souvenir shop of the Eltz Castle. These will not only find their place on your shelves, but also in your hearts as they will remind you of your enjoyable visit.
Burg Eltz Castle Map
Facts about Burg Eltz
- The castle features an elevation of 320m.
- It is also known as Gräflich Eltz’sche and Kastellanei Burg Eltz.
- The construction of this castle began prior to 1157.
Where is Burg Eltz ?
Eltz Castle is perched atop the hills above the Moselle River that flows between the cities of Koblenz and Trier in Germany. You can reach the castle within a one-hour drive from the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
Best time to visit Burg Eltz
The best time to visit the Eltz Castle is during summer (from June through August).
Burg Eltz Hours
The Eltz Castle will open again on 1st april, 2017.
Burg Eltz Tickets
The entrance fee for the guided tour to the Eltz Castle and the treasury is as follows:
Adults: € 10.00
Students and disabled visitors: € 6.50
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): € 28.00
More about Burg Eltz
Nearby Attractions: Ehrenburg, Nürburgring, Deutsches Eck, Marksburg, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Burg Rheinfels, and Deutsches Museum Bonn.
Related : Famous Castles around the world
Published On: Friday, February 14th, 2014