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Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz)
Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz)
Burg Eltz is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. The Rübenach and Rodendorf families' homes in the castle are open to the public, while the Kempenich branch of the family uses the other third of the castle.
The Treasure Vault in the cellar of the Rübenach house contains an exceptional collection of art works of over five hundred items stretching from the 12th to the 19th century. In addition to the remarkable gold and silver items, such as the drinking vessels depicting the goddess Diana, knights on horseback and the statue of St. John Nepomuk, there are also curiosities such as the
Gluttony conveyed by Drunkenness and the
Monster. The collection also contains interesting examples of porcelain from Vienna and Hoechst from the 18th century.
After extensive restoration work to Eltz castle from 1975 to 1981, the collection was opened to the public. It is of great interest to art experts of international reputation. Up to now, it has been enjoyed by more than one million visitors.
Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm April 1 - November 1.
Admission: 8 € Adults, 5.50 € Concessions, 24 € Family Card.
Address: Burg Eltz, 56294 Münstermaifeld
Tags: Koblenz, Trier, Moselle,Castle,
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