Burg Eltz, Germany


Carole Raddato
published on 18 January 2021
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Burg Eltz is one of Germany's best-preserved medieval castles, nested on a 70 metre (229 ft) high rock, hidden away in one of the Mosel river's side valleys. The Counts of Eltz have had their seat here since 1157 CE. It is still owned by a branch of the same family (the Eltz family) that lived there in the 12th century CE. The steep castle was built for over 500 years. Medieval and Renaissance elements are structurally combined.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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