Sunday, November 27, 2011

Eltz Castle - Germany

These are two beautiful views of the Eltz Castle in Germany. I've bought the 1st card last April in Koblenz and the 2nd was a birthday give from Paula.

The Eltz Castle lies in the West of Germany, between Koblenz and Trier. It is surrounded on three sides by a river and still owned by the same family that lived here in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. The Eltz Castle features a museum and has an impressive collection of original furniture and artwork on display. The Knights Hall has armor dating back to the 16th century, and the original treasure vault is worth a visit.

Some floors and walls still have strong medieval plaster, consisting of ox blood, animal hair, clay, quick lime, and camphor.
The Castle was only attacked once, but never taken.
The Eltz family lives in one wing of the castle. - in:
http://gogermany.about.com/od/sightsandattractions/p/Eltz_castle.htm

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