Burg Eltz is one of Germany’s most beautiful and visited castle. Only a quick drive away from the KMC (Kaiserslautern Military Community) Area, Burg Eltz is a must-visit!
This weekend me and L headed to Burg Eltz castle. The castle is nestled between Trier and Koblenz. In today’s post, I am going to write what we did and give you some tips on what you can do when you visit Burg Eltz!
Somethings you should know:
✼ I recommend you go early in the morning. We got there around 3 PM and it was packed and almost ready to close!
✼ There is a restaurant in the castle
✼ Unlike Cochem Castle, in Burg Eltz you can freely roam around the castle. You do however have to pay for a tour if you want to go inside the castle. We opted to just walk around the courtyard and the perimeter of the castle.
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Getting to Burg Eltz:
Address: 56294 Wierschem
Opening hours: 9:30 am – 5:30pm
Official Website: click here.
☆ The easiest way to get to Burg Eltz is by car. The castle is located out in the countryside and there’s no nearby train station! There are tour companies that drop you off at the castle. I’ve seen a couple when I was there! We parked the car in the parking spot at the bottom of the castle. All over the parking lot, there are signs directing you to the castle. Yes. You have to hike to get to the castle. The hike was stunning! I loved the autumn leaves and the greenery around me.
☆ Another option is getting a bus from Münstermaifeld and Wierschem.
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Day at Burg Eltz:
As mentioned above, we got to the castle in the afternoon and it was packed with people. Nonetheless, we still had fun. One of my favourite parts was the walk to the castle! You could see green everywhere and the leaves were just starting to turn orange and yellow!
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After a short walk/hike from the parking lot, all of a sudden you’ll see the castle in all it’s glory! It was so beautiful and grand! As a lover of castles, this was an amazing experience for me. I remember buying a book called ‘Castles in Europe’ and making a list of castles I want to visit out here and Burg Eltz was one of them!
If you’re wanting to get an Instagrammable shot with no people in the background, simply go first thing in the morning. I am actually looking for photographers to do a photoshoot here. Hit me up if you’re close or in the KMC area and you’re a photographer!
As soon as we stepped into that courtyard, I felt like I was being taken back in time. The architecture of the castle is Romanesque and Baroque. I got a Shakespearean vibe from the white walls and the wooden beams (although the castle was built way before Shakespeare was born!)
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We did some research before we went there and the castle still belongs to its original owners! The general public can visit the castle from April – October. You can purchase tickets to go inside the castle. I and L decided not to this time. It was very busy and crowded and we only had an hour left before the castle closes. I suggest you do go inside if you have more time on your hands. There is also a souvenir shop. They sell typical souvenir shop items such as postcards and magnets. I got myself a magnet of the castle for 3 euros which I put in my new travel jar!
After walking around and taking a ton of pictures (as you can clearly see), we sat down on a bench and had lunch. Well, late lunch because by the time we sat down and started eating, it was already 16:30 PM. We decided to go for a traditional German meal of currywurst and fries. L had Radler beer to drink and I had a glass of Pepsi (as I mentioned in my previous post, we are currently on a diet. That glass of Pepsi was so satisfying!)
While we were taking pictures, me and L noticed two arrows placed on some of the buildings. L told me that there’s a date written on them and that shows the last date works have been done on this castle. This particular arrows had 1927 written on it! That’s quite a long time ago!
After walking around the castle and our delicious dinner, we hiked around the surrounding forest! It was a detour of about 30 minutes from the car park but it was so worth it.
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We walked back to our car and headed to Ramstein Air Base to get me a pumpkin spiced latte! That was a sweet ending to our day.
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I really hope you enjoyed this blog post! It was rather short but I still wanted to talk about my experience at Burg Eltz. If you ever have a weekend off or even a morning off, I highly recommend you taking the trip to Burg Eltz. You will not be disappointed!
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