Eltz Castle Description
The 850 year-old Eltz Castle sits on a steep rock in
one of the tributary rivers of the river Mosel – amidst one of Germany’s most unspoiled wooded
Encircled by the river Elz, which gave its name to
one of Germany’s most eminent noble families, Eltz Castle has been the family
home of the Lords and Counts of Eltz for more than thirty generations.
The inside of the castle is unique: the living and sleeping areas, the
armoury and knights’ hall, the hunting room and kitchen – all have been well preserved and
furnished essentially with original contents.
Owing to clever diplomacy, Eltz Castle has survived
unharmed for centuries, making it one of the few European castles never to be destroyed. The
castle represents 500 years of finest European secular architecture, resulting in its present
shape at about 1600 A.D.
Its eventful history, unique architecture and picturesque setting make
Eltz Castle the epitome of a German medieval stronghold. The vault of the castle contains one
of Europe’s foremost treasure coves with its renowned collection of medieval goldsmith's work
as well as many other precious objets d’art.
Eltz Castle - Visitor Info
The Castle is open daily From 1st of April to1st November, between
9,30 - 17,30
Castle Tours and Treasure Vault are available for
visits. A tour will last about 40 min, and will begin every 10-15
Adult ticket is € 8.00
Reduced ticket for Children, students, disabled visitors € 5.50 per person
Gropu ticket for adults (over 20 persons - € 7.00 per person
Educational groups ticket € 5.00 per person
Family ticket - € 24.00 per family
Phone: +49 (2672) 9 50 50 - 0
Fax: +49 (2672) 9 50 50 - 50
Eltz Castle Map&Location
Addres: Burg Eltz, 56294 Münstermaifeld, Germany. Get help with
directions using the map provided bellow:
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