Burg Eltz Travel Guide

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Burg Eltz Things to Do

  • The Eltz Valley

    The Castle Eltz is situated in the green hills of the Eifel Region a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Besides finding historical treasures one can spend days hiking or cycling through many marked hiking and biking trails. The Eifel Society offers a number of suggestions on their web page.

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  • Antoniuskapelle

    This tiny chapel lays en-route right behind the parking area. The Antoniuskapelle is a typical small chapel found in many areas in rural Germany. This is also the starting point for the shuttle service.

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  • Take a guided tour

    Your entrance ticket includes a guided tour through the castle chambers. Tours start on Good Friday in March and end on November 1. Guided tours are generally in German and start every 10 to 15 minutes, conducted by professional guides. At times the castle also offer tours in English, French or Dutch.

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  • The Inner Courtyard

    The 500-year building history harmoniously combines all styles from the Romanesque to the Early Baroque. The castle that is consisting of eight towers with living quarters are grouped around the inner coutryard, up to onne hundred members of the family used to live in almost as many rooms around the courtyard.

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  • Statue of Johannes von Nepomuk

    This saint was known as saint of bridges and stands at the front of the Treasury. It was made by Franz Christoph Maederl in Augsburg in 1752. It is a repousse in silver and cast, fully worked and partly guilded. The statue is 1,10 meters tall and stands on a black painted and richly ornamented wooden base.

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  • Treasure Chamber II

    Some magnificent master pieces are the ivory carvings that are on display in the Treasure Chambers. Two of the pieces that caught my eye are the tiny statue of St. George of Flemish origin created around 1420 where a false Duerer monogram was added around 1600 and and Ivory Cup decorated with gold plated silver from around 1640.

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  • Treasure Chamber

    The extensive collection of art which is on display in the present treasure chamber was opened to the public in 1981. The five rooms on the lowest floors of the Rueberach House, where the collection is exhibited were originally storerooms. During the restauration work from 1975 to 1981, the rooms were preserved and made into a museum. The Late...

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  • This is it

    Burg Eltz is a place and not a town. It is one of the few listings that has gotten through theVT watchdogs. Only the kastellanei lives here. Its address is elsewhere (Munstermaifield). It is, however, a major sight along the Mosel, although it is 20 km to the north in the deep forest and hills. The Eltz clans have artfully maintained and improved...

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  • Burg Eltz: The Courtyard

    After you buy your ticket, you ascend a passge into the inner court of the Burg(1) where you await your guide. Note the catapault cannon-like stone seige balls on the right, See the inner aspects of the buildings that form the compound. A Romanesque window has recently been found and installed in one wall. Nearby the oriel of the Chapel is...

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Burg Eltz Restaurants

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    by MikeAtSea Written Jul 6, 2009

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    There are two self service restaurant right on the grounds of the castle. The Oberschaenke that seats 120 poeple and is located around the castle well and inside the old Goldsmith's Lodge. The Unterschaenke seats 100 people around the lime tree and a further 90 people in the romantic portico. The restaurants serve some fast food and drinks - not a culinary delight - just a quick meal whilst exploring the region!

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Burg Eltz Transportation

  • Shuttle to the Castle

    The walk from the parking area all the way is quiet steep down and hence very steep when returning. But for those who are not that well on foot a shuttle drives one down and back up again. The cost for this service is around EUR 1.50. The mini bus leaves from the chapel at the top right to the gate outside the castle.

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  • Train and walk

    if you do not have a car to drive to Burg Eltz, like me. You can take train to 'Moselkern' stop. it is a small and old train station, turn right outside of the train station, walk on the sidewalk to cross the town for about 20 min., then continue walk on a trial for about half hour. There are signs on the way to guide you to the burg. It is a long...

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  • Taking the bus to the Burg

    From the St. Antonius Chapel parking area you can either walk down to Burg Eltz 800m away or take the minibus. The bus comes about every 15 minutes on the raod near the end of the parking area and lets you out at the "moat area" ouside the castle. I have been told that the walk takes 15 minutes down and is not too strenuous and allows for views of...

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Burg Eltz Tourist Traps

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    by ilyathemuromets Written Oct 23, 2007

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    English speaking tours are available but they require around ten people, so if you come early you may have a hard time finding a tour. They have a translated brochure, which seems to be very similar to what German tour guide was saying but I'm sure we missed something,
    definitely the charm of a person telling a story. The actual castle is definitely well worth the trip - it is situated in the middle of serene, gorgeous forest - the views both in the castle and out of the window are spectacular.

    Unique Suggestions: Since we came early there were few people and all spoke German. As we were leaving lot more people were coming in so chances of finding English speaking people would be much higher.

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Burg Eltz Favorites

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    by MikeAtSea Written Jul 6, 2009

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    Favorite thing: To reach Castle Eltz one has a number of options:
    From Frankfurt of Cologne:
    Take the A3 to Dernbacher Dreieck - A 48 direction Trier - exit Polch via Muenstermaifeld - Eltz Castle Car Park
    From Bonn:
    A61 exit Mendig - Direction towards Mayen - Muenstermaifeld - Eltz Castle Car Park
    From Trier:
    A48 exit Kaifenheim - Roes - Burg Pyrmont - Pillig - Muenstermaifeld - Eltz Castle Car Park

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