Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz

56294 Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle 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 and it remained unscathed by wars.


  • The inner courtyard: telling a colorful story of the cohabitation of three branches of the Eltz family in a very confined space.
  • The armory and treasury: considered one of the most important collections of its kind in Europe
  • The knight's room: the most important room in the castle with important suits of armor and carvings of jester’s masks, which symbolize freedom of speech.
  • The Rodendorf Kitchen: It is the most vivid representation of medieval life. The kitchen dates from the 15th century and has remained largely unchanged.

Of the few rooms in the chateau open to tourists, the most haunted is said to be Countess Agnes' bedroom. Her bed, breastplate, and battle-axe remain in the room, and according to legend, she still haunts the German castle because she died defending them from her "unwanted" suitors. 


Adults: € 11.00

Services & facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Gift shop


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