29 May, 2007

Day 9: Rest day at Burg Eltz

"A castle hidden away in a beautiful valley"

Burg Eltz is widely regarded as one of the best castles in Germany. Over the hundreds of years it has never been destroyed and the original family still ownes it today. Taking the short but informative tour leads you through the rooms with historical decor.

Burg Eltz gives you a sense what it would be like to live in a castle; cramped, cold, and plumbing that only flushes in the rain.

The hike to the castle from Moselkern is delightful. I highly recommend the walk. The numerous other trails that link together in the woods look tempting.

The remote setting in the misty hills is almost surreal and brings to mind so many fairy-tales.