Eltz Castle, Fairy-Tale Castle in Germany

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The Eltz Castle is a medieval fairy-tale castle located in Wierschem, Germany, between Koblenz and Trier. The Eltz Castle stands in the middle of the Eltz forest.


The castle is owned by the same family who built it, and it was a living Castle for the Eltz Family until today. It was one of the few castles that had never faced any conflicts or been destroyed during the war since it was built.

Eltz Castle, Germany
Eltz Castle, Germany

The Eltz Castle has a unique architecture with its eight towers from the roof and timber frame structure. The castle is surrounded by the forest, and it takes back its visitors to a medieval fairy tale.


How to reach Eltz Castle by public transport:


You can take the train to the station called ‘’ Hatzenport’’, and there’s a direct bus no. 365, which takes to the Burg Etlz. It’s a journey of around 25 minutes which takes you from the different valleys and drops off at Burg Eltz. There’s a shuttle van which takes you to the Castle, or you can also walk on the track, around 10-15 minutes.

Where to stay near Eltz Castle:


There are many small towns along the Mosel river where you can stay during your visit to Eltz castle. We stayed in a hotel in Klotten, which is around 30 minutes far from Eltz Castle. You can also stay at Cochem, or if you want to stay nearby, you can stay at ‘Hatzenport’ or ‘Moselkern’.


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Eltz Castle, Germany
Eltz Castle, Germany

Our Experience at Eltz Castle:


We reached the Eltz Burg and take a short walk to the Castle. We reached there early in the morning, around 9:30 AM. The Castle wasn’t crowded at that time. I must say, it is the perfect time to take pictures without any crowd. At this time, we don’t have any queues at the ticket office. The entry ticket to the Castle and the guided tour is Euro 12 per person.


There are many guided tours in different languages. We took the guided tour in English. After buying the entry ticket, we headed towards the castle courtyard to join our guide for the Castle tour.

Eltz Castle, Germany
Eltz Castle, Germany

Castle Tour:


Each tour consists of a group of 30-40 people. The castle is divided into three parts belonging to the three different branches of the Eltz family.

Armour Room:


We started our tour from the armoury room, which has many different types of armour, including spears, swords, helmets, and shields from medieval times, which have been used to protect the Castle. The room also has the oldest surviving canon bolts in the world. Our guide was the explanation of the history of weapons and armour.

Eltz Castle, Germany
Eltz Castle, Germany

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