Eltz Castle

I almost forgot that we stopped at Eltz Castle on our way down to Stuttgart.  Isn't this castle incredible!  It is the perfect middle age castle of fairytales.  Can't you just see a dragon sitting on top breathing fire and a knight trying to defend its princess?  This castle is about a 2-hour drive from where we live, but only 90 minutes from Frankfurt.  The construction of the castle began in the 9th century and in the year 1157 the Emperor deeded the castle over to Rudolf von Eltz and has been in the families possession ever since.  The castle has never been destroyed and throughout time rooms and additions have been added to the castle. The castle lays strategically along the trade route of the Moselle River.  It is definitely worth the drive and the drive or one can find a tour leaving from Frankfurt.   One tip of advice before visiting the castle is that you should check that it is open as it is not open all year round.









Where is Ivy?  She wasn't feeling well and opted out of participating in the photos.  Have a Great weekend and don't forget to come back and see our trip to Legoland, Ulm, Rothenburg, and Neuschwanstein.   See you soon!

Comments

Marco Luijken said…
Hello Kelleyn,
What a wonderful place.
Great shots with this impressive castle.
That must be fantastic to be in real. So nice!!

Kind regards,
Marco
Jeanna said…
It amazes me how many castles you guys visit, I think the Disney castle was the closest I ever came.
Wow that place is dreamy!!! I would love to visit one day! Thanks for taking us along virtually!
Yes, I can easily see a dragon perched atop the castle. The last photo made me smile. I hope Ivy is feeling better already.

-Soma
Lisa said…
Wow!! That castle is amazing!! What gorgeous pictures!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
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Nancy Chan said…
Beautiful castle, just like in a fairyland! Your kids are beautiful!
Red Rose Alley said…
What a grand castle! It goes back many years...I'm surprised it's still standing. So much history. And a sweet picture of the little one enjoying her ice cream. : )

~Sheri
PerthDailyPhoto said…
Your description of dragons, knights and princesses was perfect for this incroyable castle Kelleyn, fabulous ✨
Cristina SF said…
What a fabulous castle! I love visiting the ones we have in Spain and will definitely visit Eltz castle if I go to Stuttgart :)
NatureFootstep said…
looks like a fairytale castle :)
Angie said…
Oh, it does look like a fairytale!!! I CAN imagine a dragon (or two!) I heard that this is the sort of castle that Disney used as his model for Cinderella's castle! (I have to stop using exclamation points for every sentence!) Seriously, it is on my bucket list to travel along the Rhine and tour castles until I drop!!
Jeanie said…
I expect to see a princess with a pointed hat come running down that walkway. How very beautiful.
Lynne said…
Now that is a CASTLE . . .
Loved seeing it . . .
Would love an ”in person” visit!

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