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Blick auf Burg Eltz

Blick auf Burg Eltz

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  • Stephan N

    History of Eltz Castle
    The name Eltz was mentioned for the first time in 1157. In a deed of donation from Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, a Rudolfus von Eltz, (Rudolfus de Elze), an imperial minister, was listed as a witness. This Rudolf lived on the Elz in a first, still small castle, which secured the path that was a connection between Eifel / Maifeld and Moselle. Burg Eltz has a building history of more than 500 years. It started in the 12th century with the Romanesque castle house Platt - Eltz. The massive fortifications on the west side also date from the early times of the castle (13th and 14th centuries).
    Before 1268 the family of Eltz, now free Imperial Knights, divided into three lines. In the line with the golden lion, Eltz Kempenich, the one with the silver lion, Eltz Rübenach and the one with the buffalo horns, Eltz Rodendorf. These three families formed an inheritance and residential community at the castle, the so-called Ganerbengemeinschaft.

    Through clever politics and clever diplomacy by the Lords of Eltz, the castle was spared destruction in the great wars of the 17th century and is therefore one of the few castles in Europe that have never been destroyed
    Burg Eltz has been in the possession of the same name for 34 generations. The current head of the family is Dr. Karl Graf von und zu Eltz Kempenich.
    Source:
    eifel.info/a-burg-eltz-1

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    • June 6, 2020

  • Martina

    "THE BAD BREAST"
    In a narrow side valley of the Moselle - between Koblenz and Cochem - stands on a steep rock head in the Eifel BURG ELTZ - the castle with over 850 years of history.

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    • June 29, 2020

  • joetobn

    Many who are heading towards Burg Eltz see the castle for the first time at this location. A bank invites you to linger.

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    • August 18, 2018

  • 🐕‍🦺 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    The classic when you go on holiday in the Eifel - it's worth it to be there early at noon, this place fills up with tourists

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Michael Gehlen 🚴‍♂️

    This is definitely worth a visit. A dreamlike castle. The guide is very interesting. 🏰https: //eifel.info/a-burg-eltz-1

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    • October 15, 2019

  • Michael Gehlen 🚴‍♂️

    Great castle. Definitely worth a visit 👍🏻

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    • October 25, 2019

  • Joehännes

    Seating at this point

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    • June 19, 2019

  • Florian

    The view of the Eltz is also worth a long way!

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    • August 8, 2019

  • JimundJeff

    You can combine the visit with the hike on the dream path "Eltzer Burgpanorama".

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    • February 23, 2020

  • Werner

    Always worth a detour, only the queuing is really annoying

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Mätti

    very nice view from here

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    • November 22, 2020

  • 🐕‍🦺 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    Two beautiful castle complexes combined with an exciting and beautiful hiking trail. The tour is already demanding but worth experiencing

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    • October 16, 2019

  • Michael Gehlen 🚴‍♂️

    Beautiful castle. Always worth a visit.

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    • October 27, 2019

  • 🐕‍🦺 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    You're never alone, you visit this beautiful castle. But up the Moselsteig and then look through the trees at the castle, as you have more luck and can enjoy in peace. The path is sometimes steeply uphill, the "fast hiker", who is already waiting for the next shuttle bus, does not like to do so ;-)

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    • November 9, 2019

  • Veronika 2020

    Simply great the different views of the castle

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    • August 3, 2020

  • Viola Günzel

    Contrary to some assumptions, the path is not to be walked in high heels! Hiking boots are advisable!

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    • September 13, 2020

  • UweG

    The castle is one of the most famous castles in Germany. It used to be shown on the 500 DM note.

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    • September 29, 2020

  • Caroline

    Appropriate footwear is advisable and is definitely worth a visit if you are on the Moselle

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    • September 30, 2020

  • Andibonn

    The view is beautiful.

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    • December 23, 2020

  • Matze on Tour/ Schlumpf74

    Not only is it worth taking a look at the castle, but also a visit

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    • May 13, 2021

  • Elki Unterwegs

    Breathtaking view of this fantastic castle.

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    • June 9, 2021

  • Florian

    Quaint, because you can ever queue with the flip-flops for nodding.

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    • August 8, 2019

  • Florian

    More postcard motif is hardly. As often as you were there, this sight impressed again and again.

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    • August 15, 2019

  • Michael Gehlen 🚴‍♂️

    Great castle. This trip is definitely worth it 👍🏻

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    • October 13, 2019


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