Burg Eltz ~ Eltz Castle (1)

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Isolated in the valley of the Mosel River, near Koblenz, Burg Eltz is an authentic medieval castle, dating back to the mid twelfth century. Unlike many old German castles, it has never seen serious battles, so it maintains its original appearance without the help of modern architecture.

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Comments (66)

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 5, 2013

Andy Rodker

Very kind of you Andy and many thanks for the YSL.

Best regards, Rosa.

⚔ Richard ⚔ on April 5, 2013

it's a pity about the weather conditions Rosa but its still a beautiful capture, lovely set of pictures..L&F..Richard

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 5, 2013

♰ Linrich ♰

It's somewhere I wouldn't mind going again, but in the summer. I expect it would be very busy then though! Many thanks for the L&F Richard.

Regards, Rosa.

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on April 6, 2013

This picture I like best, of your Eltz Castle photos :) Well done. Like17.

Greetings, Leif.

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 6, 2013

Leif Fielstrup Guldb…, thank you for your kind comment and L17. Best wishes, Rosa.

Neil Grimwood on April 7, 2013

Hi Rosa, Well this seems to be the chosen one so i'm not going to be left out;-)) Its a nice series of shots though just a pity the weather wasn't i bit kinder for you. Its certainly a beautiful building,still all intact after all those years,summer may be the time to visit but i've a feeling there might be too many people about to get any decent shots.

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 7, 2013

Neil Grimwood

Hi Neil, thank you for your comments on the series. I would imagine it gets very crowded in the summer. I like these short Easter breaks, but I must admit...it was a bit cooold! To walk around the bend and see this beautiful castle made it all worth while ;D

©junebug on April 8, 2013

Beautiful picture of Burg Eltz, Rosa! When I was there last time, it was under extensive maintenance and there was scaffolding all around it. Many years ago, I also went inside. This is an excellent view of the whole place and I like it very much! Best regards, Anne

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 8, 2013


I feel very lucky to have seen it fully restored Anne. Even in the misty weather, it was quite a sight to see when getting around that corner! I took so many pictures...I knew a few would turn out OK ;D

Best regards, Rosa.

Hans - PANO YES ! on April 8, 2013

Guten Abend Rosa, die Burg Elz endlich wieder ohne Kran und Gerüst! Wie für ein Märchenbuch sind Ihnen die Bilder geglückt.!L! Oder für eine Hotelzimmer-Tapete, oder für ein 5000-Teile-Puzzle. Also bitte Ihre Autorenschaft sichern, wenn ich Ihnen das raten darf. Freundliche Grüsse, Hans

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 9, 2013


Good morning Hans, thank you for your kind comments. The suggestions are all good! It is a very beautiful castle and area. Best regards, Rosa.

mimmo valenti on April 9, 2013

Amazing view and great shot


Greetings Mimmo

What a beautiful scenery!

Excellent photo, I like it a lot!

Friendly greetings,

Nikos1954 from Geece-Piraeus.

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 10, 2013

mimmo valenti

Thank you very much Mimmo. I am pleased you like it.

Greetings, Rosa.


Good morning Nikos and many thanks for your nice comment.

Friendly greetings, Rosa.

Heinz Peierl on April 10, 2013

Eine Traumburg, schön festgehalten


Viele Grüße von der Mosel


Rosalyn Hilborne on April 10, 2013

Heinz Peierl

I expect you are very familiar with this beautiful castle, so I am happy that you like this picture.

Best regards, Rosa.

Si's Photography on April 12, 2013

Beautiful, and fantastic shot... I'm liking that you didn't get any sky here. I always try and get sky in a scene, though recently I came across some of my images of an abbey where I left the sky out. And I look back at them and think yeah, they really work. As you have done here. Nice job.

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 12, 2013

Sigh the Merciless

Thanks Si. It was a very white sky on a misty day as you probably saw in the other shots of the castle, so I appreciate your comments....if it had been blue, that would have been perfect ;D

Bach Quatre on April 15, 2013

Hola Rosa. Excelente foto. Me Gusta.

Un cordial saludo, Ernesto.

Stathis Chionidis on April 15, 2013

Wonderful scenery, strong view and composition Rosa.Bravissimo.YS+LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

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  • Uploaded on April 3, 2013
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2013/03/30 09:24:29
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 52.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash