Eltz Castle, Trier
Eltz Castle, Trier - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Burg-Eltz-Strabe 1, 56294 Munstermaifeld, Germany
Ticket Price: 9 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About Eltz Castle, Trier
This German castle looks as if it has been etched out of a fairy-tale book. Located in the deep forests, the castle stands impressive with its medieval structure. Surrounded by Elzbach River, the castle is situated against the picturesque backdrop of Eltz forest. The structure today is privately owned by the heirs of Eltz family which has kept it for more than 800 years. In order to see the interior of the castle, you will have to take a 45 minutes guided tour which will introduce you to its:
- 80 different rooms
- Banqueting chambers
- Flemish tapestries
- A Chapel
- You can also have a look at the castle’s treasury which consists of gold, silver and porcelain artefacts and the armoury of weapons.
- The tour shall end with taking you into a dark and cool medieval kitchen.
Eltz Castle Information
- The public can visit the castle only between April and October.
Eltz Castle Ticket Prices
- Adults in a group of more than 20 people: each €8.00
- Students and disabled visitors: € 6.00
- Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): € 26.00
How To reach Eltz Castle by Public Transport
- Routes accessible for buses from the Mosel Road B 416 to Eltz Castle.
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Worth a visit but don't think of it as a worthy day trip. The area around is nice for hiking and provides some nice hiking trails. The story of the castle itself is interesting and there are quite a lot of authentic relics. I did enjoy my visit but only for two hours or so
Amazing place. I love a good castle and this one did not disappoint! Did the tour in German just stand next to a German and say “what did he say?” Germans love impromptu translations.
Eltz Castle is absolutely stunning. The way from the parking spot to the castle is beautiful and get's even better when you have your first glance at the castle. The castle itself isn't too big, but it's definitely worth paying €10 for a visit and guided tour (also in English). Our guide could tell a lot about the history of the castle, in a way that is doesn't feel like she's done it a million times before.
Eltz Castle is a spectacular sight, and well worth the walk (even if it is just from the car park). Built on a commanding promontory, the castle has stood in some form or other since the 15th century. The gift shop is fairly expensive but I think that's to be expected, however the staff are friendly and very helpful. The guided tours of a large portion of the castle (part is private as the Eltz family still own the castle) are interesting and engaging, the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. The castle has an armoury and treasury containing items collected by the Eltz family over the years, all in fantastic condition. Some more information could be given about some items, but there is enough to get you started. The castle is maintained to a very high level, the insides are well kept and the paintings and tapestries well cared for. The grounds are litter free and the toilets on site near enough spotless for the number of visitors using them. There is a shuttle bus service from the car park for two euro, and two reasonably priced food outlets in the castle too.
This is one of those fairy tale style castle's in an unusual position as it isn't high up but in a valley! From the car park there is a 1.3km walk through pleasant forest into the valley, alternatively there is a shuttle bus which runs you down to the castle for 2 euros one way. There's a couple of eateries there and the lower one has more seating than the upper one, the entrance fee is twenty euros which includes a guided tour either in German or English, you need to ask though in the castle for an English tour, the receptionist explains where to ask, the staff are helpful and courteous.