Koblenz Travel Tip:
Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz)

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 Dukatenscheißer, 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.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eltz_Castle#Location ]

Related: http://www.burg-eltz.de/e_index.html
Address: Burg Eltz, 56294 Münstermaifeld
Tags: Koblenz, Trier, Moselle,Castle,


Location of Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz)

Have a question about Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz)? Ask a local resident for special Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) insider tips ...

In case you have a specific question for Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) or would like a Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) insider tip from one of our local property owners and Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) experts. Simply add your question and enter your email address. You will typically receive responses from us soon, in many cases within less than 24 hours! Please note: We do not share your email address with with anyone. Responses will solely be sent from us.

Thanks for submitting your question about Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz).
Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently one local expert assigned to Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz).

Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently more than local experts assigned to Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz).

 I would like to also receive an occasional Live Like a German newsletter with special travel tips (at most once a month) and last minute Germany travel deals.

Previously asked Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) questions and answers:

Here is a list of Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) questions that were already answered by our local residents and property owners. Please browse through them. In case you still have a question that is not answered here please use the form above.

Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"Hi there!! We would like to visit the Burg Eltz on the 11th of April 2017 (Which I beleived its open) However we could not find any transport from either Cochem or Koblenz. Most of the website we searched recommend us to walk there but we have limited time, are there any public transport for us to get there more conveniently? Thanks in advance" (posted 03/23/2017)

There is only the possibility by train or boat to Moselkern and then walk 5 km away. As of May, which is, unfortunately, later, there is also the Burgenbus. An alternative for April is the taxi from Moselkern taxi companies in the region: Taxi Charly, Pillig, telephone: +49 2605 2022, email: taxi.charly@web.de taxi Leister, Treis-Karden, Phone: +49 2672 1407, email: taxi.leister@web.de
Answer provided by Horst Fischer on 03/24/2017
This answer is helpful

Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"If we will be in the area around Christmas 2015, what will we be able to do? Can we still walk through the forest and see the castle? " (posted 11/02/2015)

Hello, the Eltz Castle is closed during the winter months and only opened again from April 2016th http://www.burgeltz.de greetings from Wierschem Apartment Lenz
Answer provided by Rüdiger Lenz on 11/02/2015
This answer is helpful
no idea, because I lived for 45 years already in Berlin. Recommendation: inquiry to the Tourimusbüro Koblenz.
Answer provided by Karl Jung on 11/02/2015
This answer is helpful

Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

What are good places to go for shopping?

Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?

Questions around the weather, different seasons, ...


More Koblenz Travel Tips

Koblenz

The history and sites of Koblenz, located where the Moselle flows into the Rhine, stretch back to Roman times. No visitor to Koblenz should skip a tour of the Saalburg—the most fully-reconstructed Roman fortress in Germany. Koblenz (Latin (ad) Confluentes,…

Related: Koblenz travel guide

Where to stay in Koblenz?

We have a collection of charming and inviting vacation rentals in Koblenz.

Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!

We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details

Germany Travel Tips & Recommendations: