Burg Eltz Published on November 17, 2019May 28, 2021 by floresphotographic This is the Eltz Forest in Southern Germany. Nothing special I hear you say, just a bit of woodland. But wait a minute … Take a 25 minute walk down through the Mosel valley. You won’t be disappointed with the view. Burg Eltz, possibly one of the most beautiful fairytale castles I have ever seen. The Eltz family have been in residence there for 33 generations since the 12th Century. It is one of few remaining castles of the Rhineland-Palatinate state. The rest were destroyed in The Thirty Years’ War – one of the most destructive wars of the 17th Century resulting in 8 million deaths. It perches precariously over the Elzbach River, with its towers and turrets. A real medieval castle. Built and extended over hundreds of years. There are lots of interesting exterior features. Hidden behind the shutters, is a world even more fascinating. Yet unfortunately, no visitor is permitted to photograph the interior. But if you look at this link and click on the photos, you will have a better idea and can see that the interior is equally as impressive as the exterior. https://burg-eltz.de/en/eltz-castle-the-attractions/castle-tour.html It is said to rival Neuschwanstein Castle, which is found at the end of Germany’s ‘Romantic Road.’ I will have to find out for myself another time I visit Germany! We had a tour in German, but they do English speaking tours too. AdvertisementShare this:EmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestPocketMoreFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
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A fascinating photo essay on Burg Etz, which is definitely worth visiting!
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