We also made it to Burg Eltz (Eltz Castle) and let me tell you, if you ever plan on going to Germany to see castles, this one should be top ranked on your list. I grew up in Germany and have seen them my entire life and this one is most definitely one of the most breathtaking castles and location I have ever seen in Germany. It really is that amazing!
Number one of my all time favorite castles is Mont Saint-Michel in the Normandy of France. It’s by far the coolest castle I have ever seen due to it’s location in the ocean and I’m really really hoping that I get to show it to my kids one day.
Back to Eltz castle which is probably at second place for me. Not only is it stunning but the location in the forest makes it so romantic and special. It is far away from a busy touristy city and you can hike their if you enjoy walking.
We were with my 80 year old dad though and his feet hurt all the time so hiking wasn’t an option. We took the shuttle bus from the forrest parking lot. on our rainy day visit some vintage cars made my day.
If you are a VW fan then the paint chipped and rusty fella in the upcoming photo will make you smile and giggle the same way it made me happy.
And yes it did drive away. I was kind of doubting it’s abilities to still hit the road. There were all kinds of other awesome cars too. Must have been a car loving group of friends sightseeing the castle.
The street approaching the castle is so narrow and there is nowhere else to go but the little bridge to the castle entrance. The fact that the property is so isolated is probably also the reason for it being unscathed by wars. It has been owned and cared for by the same family from when it was built until today. You can read more about the more than 850 years of history by clicking HERE.
You just can’t stop taking photos of the stunning architecture. How in the world did they build this so long ago?
I wish we would have had better weather for prettier photos but the foggy and rainy scenery was nice too in person just not for photos.
Look at all the sheep gracing at the bottom of the castle. They have such a nice spot.
These two certainly were very impressed as well:
You aren’t allowed to take photos on your tour but I just had to include a photo from a different source so I can show you the amazing ceiling and wall paintings and furniture.
They had the prettiest flowers everywhere too:
I did sneak some photos with my cell though, don’t tell anyone 😉
My kids always get a kick out of the smaller doors and the fact that people were so much smaller in general.
Remember when I mentioned the drunk lock in my last post of the Reichsburg Cochem (click HERE if you missed it)? Well here are some more locks in that special design that helps you slip the key into the hole if you are drunk.
And yes I have a door obsession. During all of our trips over the years, I can’t stop taking photos of all the beautiful historical doors.
My photos certainly don’t do it justice and I can’t even put into words how much I adore this place. It’s just so amazing…it really is.
And I found a website where you can find beautiful free downloadable wallpaper like the one below. Click HERE to get your own if you want it.
Since I said that Mont Saint-Michel in the Normandy of France is my number one favorite castle and Burg Eltz is my second favorite, I wanted to mention my third favorite castle which is Schloss (Castle) Mespelbrunn. It’s small but so lovely and I wrote about it HERE.
My son would definitely throw Prague castle into the mix because it’s one of his favorites and he wrote about it HERE.