Eltz Castle, Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle is a medieval castle nestled in the hills bordering the valley of the Moselle, Germany (district of Mayen-Koblenz). It is built on a rocky promontory overlooking the river Eltz in the Eifel mountains.

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The first historical reference is an act of donation of the field in 1157, Frederick Barbarossa Rudolf zu Eltz. Since then, the castle has undergone many changes, but it has never been destroyed and remain the property of the same family for 33 generations. From the Middle Ages, three heirs shared the field. Each line then proceeded to new construction, which explains the current profusion of turrets and home.


Nowadays, visiting the castle to discover its wooden ceilings, frescoes and its plush furnishings. A separate room is dedicated to the treasure of the castle.  castle_german_eltz_1200x1600