The castle has been occupied for over 800 years and is situated in a valley north of the Mosel River. The cost per adult € 6,00 and children are € 4,50. There is a shuttle bus that will take you back and forth to the castle; the cost is € 1,50. The crowds are much smaller and parking is never a problem. To me, Burg Eltz rivals Neuschwanstein in its location and the beauty of the castle itself. This is truely one of the better castle tours in Germany.