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Burg Eltz 1, 56294 Wierschem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 2672 950500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Burg Eltz Castle make our Germany trip unforgettable! Castle is hiding middle of nature and hills. If you have energy to walk I can recommend walk from the forest to castle. It will be around half an hour walk but you will enjoy it very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marvellousmoment
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the area in January 2019. The castle itself was closed, it is only open from April until November I believe...but you can walk right up to the doors of the castle any time of the year. There is a steep paved road...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I talk about Burg Eltz I believe my eyes tell how much I loved it. Me and my friends were staying in Trier so it was a short 30 min drive to Wierschem, and I'm so glad we did it. Burg Eltz is one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank barbaragacv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, you will probably need a GPS to find it. Next, trust your GPS even when it seems to take you down a walking trail or someone's driveway. I believe parking costs 2Eu, and if you want to walk the trail to the castle turn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank AYandGT
Reviewed 3 January 2019

One advise - come VERY early to see the sunrise from the view point above the castle and to avoid crowds. In such case you have a chance to make an iconic picture walking solo towards the castle :) Take hot coffee with you as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank mmarinatravel
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We drove from Frankfurt to Burg Eltz, it's well maintained and mind blowing how people were living in luxury before 1,000 years! There's a shuttle bus from the parking area to the castle, I strongly recommend walking to the castle.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

We took the train from Trier and then hiked to Burg Eltz; it was over an hour's hike, well worth it if you enjoy hiking. The Burg has been in the same family for over 30 generations. You have to go through with a tour,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Virginiatravel1
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We went on a cold rainy day, so booked a taxi from the train station. Glad we did. We encountered a seasoned female solo traveler who said the hike was more difficult than anticipated and path not well marked. Castle unique in that it has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Mamafez
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Initially, we were going to skip this but we're so glad that we went. This is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe and fairly easy to get to. If you're on a quick time line, take the train to Moselkern and grab a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Doug B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We were on a Mosel cycling trip and stopped in on Burg Eltz along the way. This is an absolute must do, and the short hike makes it particularly magical. The hiking trail to the castle starts about 2 km from the town of Moselkern...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Alexandra S
10 December 2018|
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Response from Mamafez | Reviewed this property |
We took a train to station there and arranged for a taxi to meet us at station and take us to parking area. It was about a 15 minute walk from there. I would have taxi wait for you since just viewing outside. Otherwise have... More
27 October 2018|
Response from Julie D |
Hi, I would check on their website to make sure they are open. We rented a car to drive to Berg Eltz and other other castles along the Mosel. Maybe you could do a day trip on a tour? It is beautiful! We enjoyed it even... More
11 October 2018|
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Response from beckyw934 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest looking up Burg Eltz castle guide on the internet. What I found is that guided tours are available April through November 1. People have gone during the off season and can walk around inside but no tour is... More