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Burg Eltz (Germany’s Castles)

by Miriam Ernst
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Burg Eltz

  • How to get there? By car or by bus.
  • Address:  Burg-Eltz-Straße 1, 56294 Wierschem
  • What to bring? Well, shoes to walk comfortably in.
  • What else? The walk up the hill is quite hard for someone as unsporting as me, so take your time.
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Just half an hour drive from the lovely suspension bridge that I told you about last week you can find the amazing Burg Eltz. Burg is the German word for castle and it indeed is a lovely one.

Also here there is a parking space, where you can leave your car. In winter no one is there so parking is free and space is more than enough. If you go there in Summer I heard it is the absolute contrary.
To get to the castle there is a small walk. I must be honest, I am absolutely not a sportive person, so I can tell you if I made it, you can make it too. The walk brings you down the hill, first passing by a small viewing location, where you can see the Burg Eltz with all it’s surroundings. Following down the path you’ll arrive at the doors of the castle.
The Burg Eltz is beautiful, powerful and different to all of the castles I had seen before. It gives the feeling that houses are build up onto each other.

Around the castle there is a river flowing.
All nature, no noises, just the river rippling around the castle. The winter set-up was lovely. The river was half frozen, a little snow was mixed up with the deep green of the pointers and the grass that had survived these cold days.

My opinion? An absolute must to visit, but probably better in winter time, when you can take photos without the other hundreds of people around.

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aneesharai 7 February, 2017 - 7:29 PM

This is quite off the beaten path! Never heard of this place!

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Ashlyn | From Heart And Seoul 8 February, 2017 - 12:47 AM

That castle looks amazing! Love how your pictures turn to color when you scroll over them 🙂

Thuymi @ AdventureFaktory.com 8 February, 2017 - 8:51 AM

Absolutely love that shot, Would love to go and visit quite soon. When do you think will be the perfect time for us to go?

AllGudThings 8 February, 2017 - 4:40 PM

This is so picturesque especially the castle. It is awesome. I loved the pictures especially the last two where colors and hues changes,

Lydia@LifeUntraveled 8 February, 2017 - 6:00 PM

It’s so interesting to know we can still visit some of these ancient castles! Burg looks like a great place to spend a day!

zeefash 9 February, 2017 - 9:56 AM

I love the header picture, it is so hauntingly beautiful in black and white.

JONA | BACKPACKING WITH A BOOK 9 February, 2017 - 1:20 PM

I haven’t heard of this place at all. But based on your words, this place is quite popular.

You look stunning in your winter clothes, btw!

Stella the Travelerette 9 February, 2017 - 2:26 PM

What an amazing castle! I saw Neuschwanstein when I was in Munich this summer.The Germans really know how to do the fairy tale thing. And it must be great to go in winter with the quiet.

Ruth 10 February, 2017 - 2:47 AM

I am really excited about this place! I am making plans to visit in May (from Koblenz). I still have some things to check up since I have read there is not a place to store luggage in the train or boat station. #TPThursday

budgettraveltalk 10 February, 2017 - 10:26 AM

I love the look of this castle. I agree with you that winter would be a good time to visit. No problem parking, no crowds and easy photography.

shere 10 February, 2017 - 9:54 PM

The castle looks great, I would add “bring some warm cloths as it’s really cold” 🙂 #wkendtravelinspiration

Rachel Heller 11 February, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Beautiful photos! Is the inside open to visitors? Even in the winter?

eileen g 11 February, 2017 - 10:50 PM

what an awesome castle. does it come with its own mad scientist? it looks like it should!

Miriam Ernst 12 February, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Hahaha you’re so right ! perfect film location in my opinion!

corinnevail 12 February, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Burg Eltz is a gorgeous private castle! Love it. Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration! We’ll see you next week!

Sina 12 February, 2017 - 3:24 PM

The Castle just looks so Amazing *_* Somehow just like from a fairytale 😀

Greetings from Stuttgart


trekkingwithbecky 12 February, 2017 - 6:44 PM

I’ve never heard of this one. Thanks for sharing! 😀

Photo(Geo)grapher 15 February, 2017 - 6:40 AM

What a fabulous post! This castle looks great.

stylepackgo 17 February, 2017 - 6:44 PM

I love exploring in the winter months when you can really experience a place without the crowds, it can be more reflective. Good find!!!

Rhonda Sachs Albom 18 February, 2017 - 7:06 AM

The castle looks wonderful down at the end of that cobbled road. I like the idea of no crowds but I’m not sure about the “show up in winter’ part.

Madalyn 19 February, 2017 - 6:36 AM

This is gorgeous! Someplace I would love to visit when we travel to Germany! Thank you for sharing!


Tabea 9 March, 2017 - 8:09 AM

Was für schöne Bilder in dieser traumhaften Kulisse! 🙂 Ganz, ganz toll! 🙂

Miriam Ernst 15 March, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Danke 🙂

100cobbledroads 15 April, 2017 - 6:03 AM

The castle looks very mysterious and isolated..I would love to know more about it. The half frozen river is lovely.

Bhushavali 16 April, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The castle looks so dreamy! Like just out of a fairytale or disney movie! Though it may be less crowded in winter, I guess the sky and colors won’t turn out so spectacular then!

quirkywanderer 16 April, 2017 - 5:28 PM

OMG. Just look at that castle! So intriguing. Some may find it eerie, but I feel its just way to gorgeous!

Tom @ Adventurous Travels 17 April, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Looks like a fairy tale – reminds me of the Swallow’s Nest Castle in Yalta. It’s just as if it were taken straight out of a Disney movie 🙂

ladyfi 18 April, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Fabulous shot!

Jane the Raincity Librarian 18 April, 2017 - 5:57 PM

What a fairy tale location! You can see why Disney used a German castle in their logo – the Germans certainly knew how to build fantasy castles!!

AndreaA 19 April, 2017 - 1:54 AM

I have always wanted to reach Germany just mainly for the castles! When i went to Strasbourg, France i saw on the plane a castle on a mountain and i know there are lots more in the country, but i failed to see one. I hope a miracle will bring me to my first castle, while still in this lifetime. Thanks.

bettyl - NZ 20 April, 2017 - 2:25 AM

Castles are awesome! But the popular places always have way too many tourists around.


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