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Eltz castle
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Eltz castle

SB695 EAN: 9783870296957
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Eltz Castle is one of the few castles in the Eifel which were never captured or destroyed. It is situated at a link road between the Moselle, the Eifel and the fertile Maifeld. The castle is surrounded on three sides by the River Elzbach. It stands on a 70 metre-high elliptical rock spur and the ground plan of the castle fits the shape of the rock crag. Eltz Castle was probably founded as far back as the 12th century. Rudolf von Eltz is considered to be the founder of the castle. In the middle of the 13th century the von Eltz family split up to form separate clans, and the three main branches were the Rübenach, the Kempenich and the Rodendorf families. Since the early 14th century, Eltz Castle has been a "Ganerbenburg" (a castle of joint heirs), in which the different branches of the family lived as a community of joint heirs. The residential towers of these families are still named after them. Eltz Castle is still owned by the family up to the pre

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