This castle is a photographer’s dream, with major Harry Potter vibes. Depending on when you decide to visit, the mood of the castle changes but it’s every bit as magical on a warm summer’s day or a cold winter’s morning. Eltz Castle (or better known as Burg Eltz: “burg” in German is “castle” in English) is a medieval castle that has been owned by the same family for 33 generations. The castle is set in beautiful hills surrounded by forests that offer amazing hikes and views of the castle from above.
Where is Burg Eltz Castle
The Burg Eltz Castle is located in Wierschem, Germany between Koblenz and Trier. It is about a 1.5 hour drive from Cologne, a 30 minute drive from Koblenz and just over 1.5 hours from Frankfurt.
How to Get To Burg Eltz
You can arrive at the castle by car, train or bus and you can either walk from the parking lot or take a shuttle bus. It is about halfway between Cologne and Frankfurt (1.5 hours from each city) and you can drive along the Rhine River for a scenic drive. There are two footpaths from the parking lot (about a 15 minute walk), a 12.6 km hike along the Eltz Castle Panorama Trail (for seasoned hikers), or four other hikes ranging from 1.7 km to 9 km (see here).