Closure of Promenadenweg
Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from Weindorf to the castle steps
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Die Burg Eltz von vorne umgeben vom grünen Wald ©Rheinland-Pfaltz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

Eltz castle

With its 8 to 35 meter high residential towers, the multitude of bay windows, roofs, half-timbering and spires, Eltz Castle is considered the most beautiful castle in Europe and the epitome of a fairytale knight's castle. in addition to the medieval architecture, Eltz Castle also scores with original furnishings from nine centuries: armor, swords, halberds, as well as magnificent courtly gold and silver work can be admired during a tour of the castle. The building survived all wars almost intact and has been owned by a single family for over 850 years. What also makes Eltz Castle special is its location in the middle of the forest, deep in the valley and surrounded by an idyllic nature reserve.

Visit Eltz Castle
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Hike to Eltz Castle

For those who still need reasons to visit, the dream path Eltzer Burgpanorama with its floodplain landscapes and the picturesque Elzbach valley is highly recommended. Because hiking is also simply wonderful around this phenomenal castle. This dream trail leads you on 12.6 km over wide fields and gentle forest paths, along the babbling brook and rugged rocks. Wonderful views of the fairytale castle Eltz are guaranteed!

Mann und Frau in Wanderausrüstung auf einem schmalen Wanderweg ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Eltzer Castle Panorama" Dream Trail
Click here for directions and more route information on the "Eltzer Burgpanorama" dream trail.

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