Burg Eltz

Last Weekend, I'd to drive up to a place in Netherlands, for some work (which was around 700 kms)..and while headin' back, I planned on visiting the famous medieval castle called 'Burg Eltz' , which looks like a fairy-tale castle and has a bit of similar setting, like the 'Neuschwanstein Castle' in Bavaria. This castle is in 'Rheinland-Pfalz' state (Bundesland) of Germany and is close to cities like Koblenz/Trier/Cochem.

As for the castle, it is located on a hillock in the middle of the woods and is surrounded on 3 sides, by tributaries of Mosel river (Eltzbach - which is actually a creek) and which are further surrounded by the hills. There is no direct road leading to the castle. So, whoever wants to visit this place, has to park their car at one of those villages (Moselkern or Munster-Maifeld), which are close to this castle and walk for around 2.5 or 3 kms. This kind of stuff, makes for an excellent day trip, as you drive and then walk/trek beside the creek and see this cute castle, located in a isolated place. Below are some pics of Mosel river and the ones I shot when we walked to the castle:

From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


After walking for a while, I could see the castle, from behind the trees and was awed by the way its built and in such a cool location, isolated from sophistication (which gives a feeling that you are in some medieval age). In fact, you can see so many castles all over Germany/Europe, but there are few, which are striking in their appearance and have an aura around 'em. Below are some pics:

From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


The best view of this castle (which makes it look like a fairy-tale castle) is from the front. Below are some pics, which I shot from the front:

From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


After that, I got a guided tour of the castle and looked at some interesting things, inside the castle. This castle is still owned by the people of the same family, that lived there in the 12th century. Below are some more pics of the castle:

From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


That was it, for 'Burg Eltz'. After this, I also drove around that place and also visited an other castle called 'Reichsburg', which is around 30 kms from that place. The nature and landscape ain't that bad, over there (although people talk about Bavaria, all the time). Below are some more pics of Reichsburg castle and the nature around there, in Rheinland-Pfalz:

From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


From Reichsburg


...and some more pics of the nature around these 2 places:

From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz


From Burg (Castle) Eltz

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