Monday, August 2, 2010

Burg Eltz

This brief video features several lovely sights along the Mosel River in Germany, including the Reichsburg Cochem (which was highlighted in a previous post), but particularly focusses on mighty Burg Eltz, one of the greatest of all German castles, and certainly the greatest that is an authentic medieval Gothic structure rather than a Neo-Gothic rebuild.

Still in the possession of the von Eltz family, the castle lies deep within the German Urwald, just like in a fairy-tale, yet its fortress-like towers and turrets, built for practical defensive purposes, give it a distinctively masculine character.

Burg Eltz: Official Site

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