Burg Eltz, Wierschem

Owned by the same family who began its construction nearly 850 years ago, Burg Eltz is one of the best-preserved castles in Germany. The ornate, fairy tale-like fortress sits atop a 70 m (230 ft) rock outcropping. It's built of imposing stone walls and topped with colorful, spire-like roofs. You can explore more than 100 different rooms and courtyards, including the family quarters still used today. Climb to the other sections of the structure to see sweeping views of the forested hills and river valleys. Check the website for special events and guided tours. Plan my day in Wierschem using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • There are 2 parking places for this castle. one you have all the nice walk through forest and along the doemd Brook and the Castle suddenly beautifully on and the other is van to the Castle.
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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful castle with a beautiful view. There's a bit of a hike if you're not taking the shuttle, so you should dress comfortably.
  • Such a beautiful castle! If you can take the tour, I definitely would, it’s a fast and interesting tour that helps you learn why the castle was built. It’s even prettier up close and inside than what the pictures show. To this day it’s still the prettiest castle I’ve visited.
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