56294 Wierschem, Germany
Eltz Castle is currently among the most popular mediaeval castles to photograph. It stands tall on a hill in the southwest German area of Rhineland-Palatinate, surrounded by thick forest, contributing to a sense of mystery and the otherworldliness.
Eltz Castle, also known as Burg Eltz in German, is a mediaeval fortress perched high above the Moselle River in the hills between Koblenz and Trier. The Eltz family, who have resided there continuously since the 12th century (that’s 33 generations! ), still possess it today. It’s often regarded as one of Germany’s most stunning castles.
Eltz Castle is one of a kind since it has been in the same family’s hands throughout history and has never been destroyed in a conflict. Its treasure room and arsenal are home to priceless gold and cutlery from throughout the world, while the building itself is decorated with antiques that date back 800 years.
This castle is located in the Eltz woodland, a lovely natural reserve that is home to many endangered plant and animal species, on a steep cliff and in a valley at the same time. In addition, the area around it features a number of hiking paths ranging in difficulty, including the wonderful “Eltzer Burgpanorama,” named “the most beautiful hiking trail in Germany.”
Eltz Castle is the epitome of a knight’s castle, with its interesting design and spectacular setting in the midst of the wild natural environment of the Elzbach valley. The Eltz family has owned Eltz Castle for almost eight hundred and fifty years. Expert diplomacy has allowed it to survive wars and other periods of turmoil without being destroyed.
High residential towers, oriels, and spires give the “fairytale castle” its outside appearance, while the interior spaces, including the living room, bedroom, armoury, knights’ hall, hunting room, and kitchen, all help you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the Middle Ages. The castle’s underground vaults are home to a renowned collection of gold and silversmith works, jewels, ceramics, firearms, and armour, making it one of the most important private treasure rooms in the world.