Hotel Windsor

Von-Werth-Strasse 36-38, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 50670, Germany
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Burg Eltz as a half-day trip from Cologne

by carloarg02


I am in Cologne for a week and have half days free. Was thinking about going to Burg Eltz one of these days. It could either be in the morning (free UNTIL 2pm) or in the afternoon (free AFTER 2pm). It's a bit crazy but doable I think?

Would you recommend renting a car? If so are there any inexpensive car rental agencies in the Koln HBF?

I was thinking I could also take the train. A bit more hassle free perhaps than driving. It's a 2-hr train running every hour from Cologne to Cochem. It looks like the closest train station would be Cochem, is this correct? What do I do once I get to Cochem? Is it a good hike from the Cochem train station to the castle? Do you just show up and can tour or is there a specific time?


Re: Burg Eltz as a half-day trip from Cologne

by Kakapo2

If you take the train to a place named Moselkern (check out on, start: Köln - Koeln, destination: Moselkern) you can walk up to the castle in about 35 minutes. The train ride takes about 1:40 hours.

See here:

Re: Burg Eltz as a half-day trip from Cologne

by globetrott

Cochem is too far away !
Treis-Karden is close and there should be a station as well
for a map take this link :
I just put in germany and as a village Burg Eltz,7.28746|13|4&loc=DE:50.20494:7.33655:14|burg%20eltz|Burg%20Eltz,%20Rheinland-Pfalz

Re: Burg Eltz as a half-day trip from Cologne

by globetrott

yes Moselkern is better, I simply was not sure about a trainstation there

Re: Burg Eltz as a half-day trip from Cologne

by lcat61

Is there any other way to get to the castle from the Moselkern train station other than walking? Bus or taxi?
If walking is the only way, is it uphill or flat terrain?

Re: Burg Eltz as a half-day trip from Cologne

by Kakapo2

If you do not want to walk (uphill - as the castle is overlooking the valley) you have to get to Münstermaifeld or Wierschem (north of Burg Eltz) by bus, and from the carpark there are shuttle buses up to the castle.

See here:

The page is also available in English.

From Koblenz it takes about 1:45 hours by bus to Münstermaifeld, from Cologne about 3 hours.

Re: Burg Eltz as a half-day trip from Cologne

by carloarg02

I just did it back in September. Took the train Koeln = Moselkern and walked from there. The Moselkern station is unmaned as far as I could tell so buy your return ticket before hand!

Supposedly you could take a taxi half way from the train station but I didn't see ANYTHING. The entire town was closed when I got there. The walk was nice and not too demanding, perhaps an hour or so and actually very relaxing. You walk twenty minutes thru the town (very charming) and then 40 mins on the forest slightly uphill (very relaxing). Be sure to take water with you.

Definitely NOT an easy place to get to but very much worth it.

Travel Tips for Cologne

Cologne is both an ancient and modern city.

by littlesam1

Cologne is both an ancient and a modern city. Everywhere we walked we found both ancient buildings and walls all mixed in amoung the new modern buildings. Here is an example of a new modern tower and an ancient Cathedral all within a few blocks of each other.

Take A Wander Down To The Old Docks

by johngayton

Although I never found Cologne to be in any way oppressive it is always nice to have a wander and find yourself a bit of personal space. A very pleasant sunny morning meander took me across the railway bridge from which I headed south along the riverside down to the old docks.

This gives you a different perspective of the city as you walk and once you pass the Severinsbrucke you can cross back to the main river where there's a riverside nature reserve which is popular with the locals for sunbathing and dog-walking etc.

Good for working up a thirst for the Kölsch's and hunger for the sausages.


by Mandy23

We booked a flight with Germanwings from Munich to Cologne-Bonn airport. Flight time was one hour and the price for 2 people, 97,70 Euros. Germanwings offers you during the flight snacks and drinks for ca. 1,50 - 4 Euros.

Don't miss the good fish

by Marie-Claude about Nordsee

A restaurant devoted to fish. You have healthy plates and fast food plates too. The Fish and Chip is delicious so is the prawn salad. There is also some tuna and salmon pittas. The price is good and so is the food. Take out if you don't have much time for lunch and tables for those who have the time to sit down.
Restaurants in Germany and Austria.

Its big

by alisonr

I only saw this from a mile away as we bypassed the town on the way to Amsterfdam. My dad took this pic when he was here some years back for work. It is a really surreal sight as you see it looming out from the distance. Also sureal that I am laying my eyes upon something my father had done so some years before, and we are from Australia.


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