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Jun 18, 2013 - A little bit more of the Mosel and Burg Eltz

Today we headed back toward the northern part of the Mosel and then into the hills to visit Burg Eltz. The castle is tucked away in a hidden valley standing high on a rock in a glade of trees. The castle is now owned by a present day descendent of the Eltz family who erected a dwelling on the site nearly a thousand years ago. With the surrounding forest for food from their high vantage point the family controlled traffic between the fertile Maifeld plateau and the Mosel River, a major medieval trade route. Its position on the rock was...

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Sep 14, 2012 - Side trip to Burg Eltz

Woke up this morning and had a nice breakfast of cold cuts and cheese on bread. It was quite a contrast to the lovely meal last night, but I probably didn't need to put anymore food in my mouth anyway. We packed up the room soon after breakfast, and elected to take our own bags down to the car. The hard bit was bringing them up, so taking them down the steep driveway wasn't too bad. Ali elected to drive to our first stop for the day. I had previously suggested we use today to take a short (30-40min) drive to Koblenz, and check into the...

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