Berg Eltz by jenniferruge

Berg Eltz

Today I took a nice drive down the Moselle river from Koblenz to Trier. It is in a valley lined with vineyards and the remains of many castles. I had to stop at the Eltz castle. It is one of my favorite castles here in Germany.
Just gorgeous.
May 28th, 2012  
Wow. These castles are always so magical - like out of a fairy tale. Beautiful shot.
May 28th, 2012  
This is a beautiful photo +fav. It is seriously weird that I should see this picture today though because at work today I was telling a German girl all about this amazing castle I had visited when I was at school and how annoying it was that I couldn't remember what it was called. What a happy coincidence!
May 28th, 2012  
@hasselhotch Thanks, glad I was able to help you out. It is a great castle. I like the fact that it is not in ruins and it is fully furnished.
@beachradish @cdonohoue Thank you ladies! I love reading your comments and seeing your beautiful photos.
May 28th, 2012  
Beautiful
May 28th, 2012  
Awesome! How great the minds of those who thought of building them and the hard work of those who followed it through.
Built to last unlike the boxes that are thrown up in a few weeks now!
May 28th, 2012  
Beautiful castle! What is the castle used for?
May 28th, 2012  
Showed this to my wife, said you have to see this castle, she looked, said it's beautiful alright, but I would hate to have to climb the stairs to the top floor. ;-) I said, maybe Her Highness had her bedroom on the main level!
May 28th, 2012  
Wow, how beautiful. Is this privately owned or can you actually stay there in wine country?
May 28th, 2012  
Beautiful it looks straight out of a fairytale =)
May 28th, 2012  
@paulavdmerwe It was a private residence for three Eltz families until 1815 when their residence was moved not far away to Eltville. A beautiful town on the Rhine rive. It is still privately owned by the count of Eltz.
@sarah19 It is a shame that buildings are not longer made with the same craftsmanship as they were years ago.
@dauber ha ha ha. . .she would have liked the long walk down to the castle, but not the long walk back up. It is quite steep. It is a good thing the castle is so wonderful or I would not have walked clear down to it.
@mbbirds It is privately owned. There are so many wonderful little villages with cute hotels along the Moselle River.
May 28th, 2012  
@kerristephens Thank you! I loved your yellow flower picture today.
May 28th, 2012  
@mantha Thanks, I live in the right country for fairy tales.
May 28th, 2012  
What a magnificent capture!! Fav : )
May 28th, 2012  
What a sight! Jealous.
May 28th, 2012  
Really nice capture!
May 28th, 2012  
It's like a fairy tale - Germany does its castles very well indeed!
May 28th, 2012  
What a fantastic looking castle,definitely a fit for a fairytale,sup capture!!
May 28th, 2012  
Amazing! It is a wonderful castle and a great shot of it - I like the point of view and the light. Hopefully I can see this for myself one day.
May 28th, 2012  
Wow! Looks amazing.
May 28th, 2012  
Rob
Great photo, well framed. You make everyone jealous of your travels. Keep up the awesome shots, you help us to dream...
May 28th, 2012  
Such a gorgeous place!!
May 28th, 2012  
Very nice shot
May 28th, 2012  
Wow fabulous shot! Looks like a fairytale castle!
May 28th, 2012  
A real fairytale castle, instant fav for me!
May 28th, 2012  
My first glance, I thought it was Neuschwanstein....but then a closer look I knew I was wrong....nice shot and good to see some of the other beautiful castles Germany has
May 28th, 2012  
I love the way chateaux were built. Sometimes it's like Lego. One layer on top of another.
May 28th, 2012  
simply fantastic image, i like
May 28th, 2012  
Great architecture! Straight from a fairy story book. Lovely shot.
May 28th, 2012  
Captivating! Wish I could walk into the image :)
May 28th, 2012  
Beautiful! So glad that you're exploring the country and discovering these lovely treasures.
May 29th, 2012  
Fantastic shot. What a magnificent structure - it looks like it sprouted up from the mountain.
May 29th, 2012  
What a beautiful shot. Great shape and color.
May 29th, 2012  
WOW!!!!!!!!! Fantastic castle!!! beautiful shot!
May 29th, 2012  
Wow! I would just love to go there and see everything inside!
May 29th, 2012  
It is beautiful! I had to look it up and found that descendants of the original builders live in it today. Nicely composed, good capture, great job!
May 29th, 2012  
Great composition showing us how tall it must be. An interesting place indeed.
May 29th, 2012  
WOW - beautiful.
May 29th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot!
May 29th, 2012  
now that is one impressive castle! it's got like a bridge and gate and everything!
May 29th, 2012  
Wow ... real life is so much better than the best that Disney can imagine!
May 29th, 2012  
Germany has got so many gorgeous castles. I often wonder about the work that must have gone into building these imposing buildings. And they are still standing after all this time too !
May 29th, 2012  
What a beautiful castle! Wonderful capture!
May 29th, 2012  
This is awesome! i would love to see a castle like this!
May 29th, 2012  
What a great looking castle! Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Beautifully captured! 8)
May 29th, 2012  
Amazingly beautiful Jennifer! Looks like Cinderella's castle!!
May 29th, 2012  
Beautiful shot Jennifer!
May 29th, 2012  
Excellent shot Jennifer, I haven't been to Trier in YEARS; well done!
May 29th, 2012  
Excellent shot of this beautiful castle. Actually I am visiting Germany for the first time. I will need to come back, since I couldn't cover as much as I would like. FAV.
May 29th, 2012  
wow, that's a beautiful place and view.
May 29th, 2012  
Deutschland castles rock! Have only seen 3 of Ludwig's on a visit to Oktoberfest in 2006. Hoping to see many more.
May 29th, 2012  
Wow
May 30th, 2012  
Congrats on PP. I love where you live, Germany is so nice
May 30th, 2012  
Incredible shot. Looks so majestic!
May 30th, 2012  
Excellent shot.What a construction!
May 30th, 2012  
Wow, wow, wow ...amazing - just googled this castle it has been in the same family for 33 generations - My whole family is impressed with this castle if we are ever in Germany we will definitely visit - Australia is a young counrty, so we dont have things like this dating back to the 12 century....also fabulous shot ....fav!!
May 30th, 2012  
beautiful !!!!!
May 30th, 2012  
It's like a Disney castle! Nice pic
May 30th, 2012  
Wow, this is an impressive looking castle!
May 30th, 2012  
Magical!
May 30th, 2012  
Amazing! I would love to go there and see the castles one day!
May 31st, 2012  
Awesome!
May 31st, 2012  
Wow, magical castle. I was just a kiddy when I last passed from that area, i would love to go back again!
Fav!
May 31st, 2012  
This is gorgeous! I agree with @beachradish - like a fairy tale!
May 31st, 2012  
I'm jealous of those of you with castles in your midst!
June 1st, 2012  
Postcard beautiful!
June 2nd, 2012  
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