Visit Burg Eltz, a fairy-tale-like castle in Germany

Burg Eltz, Germany

Burg Eltz, a fairy-tale-like castle in Germany

In Germany, there are many castles to explore. Burg Eltz, located in Wierschem, is one of them. This is a populair destination because of the history and the beauty of it. Are you ready to step in a real-life fairy tale? 

How to get there

The easiest way of reaching Burg Eltz, is by going with a car. However, there is also an option with public transport, which you can find here

When I went to Burg Eltz, I got there by car and it went really smoothly. Park your car and pay for your parking fee.

Parking costs at the parking lot of Burg Eltz:

  • Car or Motorcycle – €2,-
  • Vehicles with trailers or campervans  – €4,-
Once you parked your car, follow the downhill path to Burg Eltz. It will take about 15/20 minutes to reach the entrance of the castle. Here you can pay for your ticket if you want to visit the inside.
The path to Burg Eltz
Burg Eltz, side profile

Entrance fee & Opening Hours

If you want to visit Burg Eltz, you need to pay an entrance fee. The fee depends on your age and if you come with a group. Down below I will list the prices each person:

  • € 12.00 – Adults
  • € 11.00  – Adults in a group of more than 20 people*
  • € 7.00   – Students and disabled visitors
  • € 6.00   – Students in school classes
  • € 32.00 – Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) 

You can only visit the castle with a guided tour. The tour itself leaves every 15 minutes and takes about 40 minutes. 

Down below I will list the opening hours:

  • November till April – Closed
  • April till November – 09:00 to 17:00
If you are not interested in visiting the inside of castle, you can skip the line and just explore the surroundings. This is completely free and you still get to see the fairy-tale-like Burg Eltz. If you go before opening hours, the chances are high you have the whole place to yourself. 

What to do

The fun thing about visiting Burg Eltz in Germany, is that you have many options on what to do. 

You can walk around the castle and explore the forest surrounding it. This can easily take in some time because the area is huge.

You can get a ticket (except for the winter because it will be closed) and get a tour through the castle.

You can take endlessly photo’s. The castle and the nature surrounding it is beautiful and you keep wanting to take photo’s. 

Try to find something that fits you and start exploring. 


Drones prohibited
Burg Eltz, Eifel Region, Germany

Extra information

How long do you need for visiting Burg Eltz?

I would recommend you to spend around 2/3 hours there. The area is huge and the tour through the castle takes about 40 minutes. 

If you visit Burg Eltz, which is located in the Eifel Region, make sure to plan some other things to do on this day as well. For example, you can go to Monreal or visit The Geierlay Suspension Bridge. Everything together will give you the perfect day exploring The Eifel Region in Germany.

Want to know more about The Eifel Region? Also read Best things to do and see in the Eifel Region, Germany ( 2 day itinerary )


What to bring to bring to Burg Eltz

So when you decide to visit Burg Eltz in Germany, I recommend you to bring the following stuff:

  • Good shoes
  • Money
  • Your camera 
Don’t bring your drone if you have one. This is prohibited in this area because it’s belongs to private ground. 
Burg Eltz, Germany


Best time to visit

The Eifel Region in Germany is a populair summer destination. However, this area is also perfect in the off-season. Spring and autumn are also good seasons for the Eifel Region because it will be less crowded. Do keep in mind that Germany has many types of weather and also a lot of rain. 

My boyfriend and I visited The Eifel Region in the winter which is also a great season. We had almost every place to ourselves and the prices of the accommodations are lower. 

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