Sat high above the Mosel, Eltz castle is one of the most beautiful in Germany. Built between the 12th and 16th centuaries it has survived throught to the present day with very few alterations.
The sheer scale and majesty of this place is what takes your breath away. Sat within it’s wooded landscape this is a castle that would fit nicely into any fairy tale or Disney movie.
The castle itself is as far as I know still in the hands of the same family who have been it’s custodians for the last 800 years, representing some 33 generations of the house of ‘Eltz’.
The current owner of the castle, Dr. Karl Graf von und zu Eltz, known as Faust von Stromberg , lives in Eltville/Rhine. The family has had its main German residence there since the beginning of the 19th century.
A truly amazing place and well worth a visit if you happen to find yourself in the Mosel valley.