I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything in so long. We have been extremely busy with work, our home and traveling as much as possible.
So last fall has been all about new adventures. These adventures came in the form of day trips. One of the day trips I took was to Castle Eltz. The castle has been famous due to instagram. I am sure you have seen one of the many pictures of Castle Eltz, while scrolling through your feed.
So on the last Friday of October I took a daytrip to Castle Eltz with one of my friends. For me it was a very long drive, but it was defenitly worth it. We had planned this trip months in advance, but we were lucky that it wasn’t raining.
So we parked our car at the parking at the top, where you have to pay two euros. Yes, even before opening hours. From there you can either take the pendle bus down or hike down. It is only a short hike, about 1 kilometer. So we hiked down where the pendle bus goes down. Half way down you will find a platform with a birds eye view over Castle Eltz.
When you get to the castle it is open for visits. It costs 10 euros for an adult to get in. You will also find a restaurant in Castle Eltz.
We decided to not go in, but we wandered around the castle grounds. All the way down to the river. There are numerous hiking trails passing along the castle and you can even hike from here to Castle Pyrmont.
After wandering around for a while we took the foot path through the forest back to the car. From the footh path you will also find some amazing views over the Castle.
After our visit to Castle Eltz we decided we wanted to see one of the other big tourist attractions around here, which is the bridge at Geierlay. It is one of the longest suspencion bridges in Europe. It is 360 meters long and 100 meters high.
Since it is such a big attraction you will find multiple parking lots in the town of Morsdorf. Don’t forget to bring cash though, cause you can’t pay with a card. It is about a half an hour hike to the bridge depending on where you park your car. We did a circular route which took us about an hour.
When we were there it was quite busy, which meant you had to pass people on the bridge. It was also quite windy, so a lot of movement of the bridge. But here the fall colors were just amazing. It was an amazing experience to see and hike the Geierlay suspension bridge.
Have you ever visited Castle Eltz or the Geierlay bridge?
2 thoughts on “Castle Eltz and Geierlay”
Geierlay bridge looks terrifying – ha! I love your photos of the castle. How early in the morning did you have to get there to get a shot without dozens of other people in it? 🙂
We love visiting castles, but don’t often go in. I find they’re usually much prettier to photograph from the outside, anyway.
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Thank you Sarah! We got there at like 8 in the morning, so not extremely early! But we left at 4.
I completly agree with you, I am the kind of person that thinks once you have seen one, you have seen them all on the inside. But even though I am afraid of heights I loved geierlay bridge.