Eltz Castle, Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle is a spectacular medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. Some sat it is the most beautiful castle in all of Germany.

Burg Eltz sits in a forested green valley alongside the babbling Elzbach Creek in the Mosel Valley, hidden away from the traffic of the main roads. Walking up (or down) to this magnificent castle provides for a really knockout view, as it looks today much as it did in 1540 when the last major part of the castle was built. Unlike the vast majority of castles along the Mosel and Rhine Rivers, this was one of the few that was not destroyed or badly damaged. Its history is quite fascinating as it has been owned within the same family since at least the 12th century and continues to be privately owned by the Eltz family

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