Burg Eltz – Castle Eltz

Burg Eltz is a hilltop castle from the 12th century and one of the most famous of its kind in Germany. It is located in the Elz valley, a left tributary of the Moselle, in the district of Wierschem in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Owned by the noble Eltz family for more than 800 years, the building has been largely preserved. Like Bürresheim Castle and Lissingen Castle, it is one of the fortifications in the Eifel that were never conquered by force. The castle is open to the public and a popular destination.