We loved our little end of summer field trip to Burg Eltz.
The family and castle are named after the stream Elzbach, or Alder Creek. Eltz Castle has been in possession of the Eltz family for more than 800 years. The present owner of the castle, Dr. Karl Graf von und zu Eltz-Kempenich, alias Faust von Stromberg, lives in Frankfurt.
We paid €0,50 to park and walked the lovely forest path to the castle. It’s about a 1.3 k one way. There’s also a shuttle you can pay to ride.
Around a bend in the forest, you suddenly see the castle!
There’s a stone bridge to the castle.
There are two restaurants on the grounds.
The kids enjoyed climbing up the wall near the free restrooms.
We really enjoyed the treasury museum!
It was a lovely tour of the castle. No photos allowed inside.
And the river is great fun to splash and play!
Visit Burg Eltz!
Daily from 09:30 to 17.30 until 5 November 2017. Usually reopens in March or whenever weather allows. They update the website with info.
Tours available in German, English, French, and Dutch. Audioguides and pamphlets also available in other languages. Treasury self-guided tour included in ticket price.
Family ticket: €28