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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Even on a rainy day you can find something that awes you.

(Eltz castle, in the same family since the 12th century, 33 generations,

is considered Germany's second most popular castle.)

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Even on a rainy day you can find something that awes you.

(Eltz castle, in the same family since the 12th century, 33 generations,

is considered Germany's second most popular castle.)

 

 

comments (26)

Il est très beau. Joli point de vue.
Ginnie Hart: It was a joy to see, Martine. Merci.
what an astounding view this is, Ginnie. i love the tall, slender proportions nestled in all that greenery.
Ginnie Hart: It's totally obvious why this is Germany's second most popular castle, Ayush, behind the Neuschwanstein. But for the life of me I can't figure out WHY someone would build a castle THERE since it's incredibly difficult to get there. Who would want/need to attack it???
  • Ray
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2019, 01:57
What an amazing structure...and, well taken, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank yiou, Ray. I still can't believe we got to see it!
A very nice photo of this place Ginnie, fairy tale like.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frank, and definitely a fairy tale castle, like the Neuschwanstein castle, which I will show late (Germany's most popular).
Extraordinary!! How wonderful to be able to look down on this to see it's splendor!
Ginnie Hart: We are still pinching ourselves that we got to see it, Elizabeth. It was 37 km out of our way on our return home from Austria this past Saturday, which was a no-brainer for us. But WHY it is there is beyond me because it's in a very secluded, hard-to-get-to place. Who would ever want to attack it???
  • Astrid
  • Hollandshire.....
  • 11 Sep 2019, 06:09
This was such a surprise to see a castle like that on this spot, Ginnie. This is a fabulous overview. I am so glad that we visited it on the way back home.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks to you, Astrid, for even discovering this castle existed and that it was only 37 km extra to our trip home. A total no-brainer!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Sep 2019, 06:10
What an outrageously gorgeous looking structure Ginnie!

Did you go inside?
Ginnie Hart: "Outrageous" is a good word for this castle, Chris, especially in it's hard-to-get-to location. Who would ever want to attack it THERE. But no, we didn't go inside, mainly because it was on our long trip home (10 hours) and the 1.25 hours we spent there were long enough.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2019, 06:46
A great photo of this famous castle! There are some impressive catles along the Rhine river.
Ginnie Hart: We saw many of those impressive castle along the Rhine, Philine, a few years ago on our river cruise, and would have loved stopping at all of them. This one was particularly difficult to get to. It really made us wonder why it was there in the first place...because how could it ever be attacked?
Je ne connais pas celui-ci mais j'ai visité un grand nombre de châteaux en Allemagne. Il est impressionnant avec ses belles pierres ou briques rouges. Belle composition Ginne
Ginnie Hart: It was a huge surprise to us, Marie, when Astrid discovered its existence before our trip. It was a no-brainer to visit it, just 37 km out of our way when we returned from Austria last Saturday. For its being Germany's second most popular castle, you'd think it would be more well-known?!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Sep 2019, 07:32
Who could not be charmed and amazed at this structure Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chad. WHO!
Oh wat mooi en bijzonder.
En wat ligt het daar prachtig.
In één woord schitterend om te zien en ook binnen geweest ?
Ginnie Hart: We didn't have time to go in, Marjolein, because we were on our way home from Austria and only wanted to see it. We did stop for a brat and beer, however, which was a "good solution." smile
it's BEAUTIFUL, what a perfect place for a princess to live!! love this, sister
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely a fairy-tale sort of place, Elaine. Thanks.
The fairy tale castle........a super shot Ginnie! -)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 11 Sep 2019, 11:12
like a castle for a princess...Ginnie

what a beautiful picture..

bravo !!!

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: I wonder how many princesses lived there in their own little world, Willy, over 33 generations!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 11 Sep 2019, 12:37
Oh wow!! What a stunning view! The people add a great sense of scale to this beautiful castle. Great photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. It was even better than I expected! smile
Absolutely gorgeous castle with it's red trim.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Mary. Can you imagine being the one to keep that painted??? smile
What a place to site a castle, they certainly knew what they were doing
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they did, Martin, but I can't for the life of me figure out why it needed to be a castle...because who could attack it in the midst of that valley, bounded by hills on all sides??!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Sep 2019, 15:05
One thing about such places, is that I can't imagine how to use such a building to house my family. But, it is beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: I can't imagine how they got things they needed in and out of that place, Louis. It was NOT easy to find!
Isn't it lovely, well worth the diversion off your route, you might well never pass that way again.
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly WHY we did it, Brian, assuming we may never pass that way again! Thank you.
WOW! How magical and majestic this is! Friendship
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Ruthie. Thank you.
If this is no2 whites no1 like!
Ginnie Hart: WHAT?????? I think I'm lost in translation, Bill. sad
what a majestic castle perched on top of a hill Ginnie... i have no idea how you got this point of view but i love it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: The road down to the castle is very steep (on foot only), Peter, so it was easy to get this view. So how anyone would want to attack it is beyond me!!!
Wouah...magnifique !!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine.
Like a fairy tale!
I can imagine you all dress up as Rapunzel, waiting A to rescue you?

How about Elsa from Frozen?
It's better, it kinda rhymes with Eltz too.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Leave it to you, LC, to come up with a real-life fairy tale! smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2019, 01:09
Looks like it was taken from a hot air balloon~ WHAT an amazing structure.Could you go inside?
Ginnie Hart: The road down to the castle was very high up and steep...and only the shuttle bus drove it back-n-forth, while the rest of us walked. It really DOES give a grand overview of the place! We could have paid to go inside, yes, but we were on our way home (a 10+-hour day) and opted to eat a brat with beer there instead. More important. HA! We were there for 1.25 hours total.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Sep 2019, 19:28
wow, it's incredible
Ginnie Hart: It truly is, Sherri, even though it took some doing to get there.

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