Best of Germany, Austria and
Switzerland in 14 days
Sept 23-Oct 8, 2010
Beilstein & Burg Elz
We are stopping for lunch on the
Mosel River in Beilstein. This is a wine
growing area now.
Hope you are ready for a nice long walk, the next
stop is Burg Eltz. This castle was built in 1268 and
800 years later it is still owned by the same family!
Note the scaffolding. The walls need reinforcing so
they don't collapse. Be sure to drop into the treasury
chamber on the lower level to see a large, wonderful
collection of medieval goldsmith's work.
Don't miss the lovely Catholic church.
We took this gorgeous walk through the
moss laden forest to get back to the
bus...imagine it at night.... or hundreds
of years ago when intruders were
making their way through to attack this
If you really like onions try the Onion
Quiche at Hotel Haus Lipman.