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  1. Aaron Burg
    May 27, 2017
    I love to see these sorts of random, off the beaten path places! Thanks!

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  2. Clare
    January 30, 2017
    I have seen pictures of this castle before and always wanted to visit. It looks stunning and I hope I get to visit one day, though I do not want to see Agnes!!

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    • BasketsLife
      March 8, 2017
      Haha No Worries I think she only comes out night when the castle is closed! :)

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  3. Denise
    January 25, 2017
    Hi. I know this was an old post but I enjoyed reading it. It reminded me of a trip we took to N. Germany and Denmark with our two boys. I made it fun for them, not just visiting churches and museums. I don't know if you are still in Germany, but I have a suggestion: Have you been to Goslar yet? It is a cute medieval town near you. We went on a tour of the old silver mine there. We all had to climb into these little mini railroad cars - it's very dark - that took the miners down into the mines. Once down, you get out and it's lit. Then there is a tour and example of how they drilled and jackhammered for the silver. It was very interesting and my boys loved it. There are actually two different tours in the mine. In the other one you see a huge under ground water wheel (sounded interesting but we didn't have time for both).

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    • BasketsLife
      January 26, 2017
      Hi Denise, yes we are currently in Germany until May. I will for sure try to get to Goslar, and check out this mine tour. Thank you so much for reading and for your suggestions! :)

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  4. Steven
    October 27, 2016
    Seriously its a great castle and i love your photos.. thank you for sharing the story of your experience

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    • BasketsLife
      October 27, 2016
      Thank you Steven, I really appreciate you stopping by and reading the story of Eltz Castle. It really is an amazing place.

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  5. Lily Lau
    October 26, 2014
    I love castles, either for imagining the medieval people that used to live there or for being haunted! I hope this family takes good care of this priceless treasure.

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  6. Jen
    October 24, 2014
    I would love to visit this castle with my boys! I know they would love hearing about the haunted stories. It's really amazing that the castle has been in the same family for 33 generations.

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  7. Jon @ jonistravelling.com
    October 6, 2014
    Looks great, I love the little "rating" thing that you have as well!

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  8. Sandra @ Tripper
    September 30, 2014
    I would skip the tour and hide somewhere so I could spend the night :D Love these stories.

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  9. revatidifferentdoors
    September 29, 2014
    That story gave me goosebumps! What an incredible tale! I can't imagine cannons being moved around in the middle of the night! And your photos definitely do justice to the spooky theme.

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  10. brmsimmons
    September 28, 2014
    The story gives the castle a whole different dimension and is certainly something that makes me want to stop by for a visit.

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  11. veronikatg
    September 27, 2014
    Oh my..! That sounds scary..! Good that nobody stays there at night. I'd be open to visiting the castle only with a big group, just to feel safe :D

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  12. Elaine
    September 27, 2014
    Spooky! The creepy pics go very well with the spooky stories!

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  13. Dave Cole
    September 26, 2014
    Oh, I would love to visit Castle Eltz - haunted old buildings are so much fun. I don't think I've been in a haunted castle yet, but I stayed in one in Scotland as a kid and my imagination ran wild the entire day. I'd love to get back to Germany soon and give this one a go!

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  14. Karen Warren (@WorldWideWriter)
    September 25, 2014
    A great story, and some lovely atmospheric photos to go with it.

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  15. Fairytale Traveler ™ (@FairytaleTVLR)
    September 25, 2014
    Hi it's Christa, host of the Sunday Traveler (but you knew that), I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for joining in on the fun! Haunted is my jam! I can't tell you how many haunted places we've visited or stayed at, I'm always up for having the hairs stand up on the back of my neck! The Eltz Castle is now on my must visit list, LOVE!

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  16. sammiegan
    September 25, 2014
    This sounds awesome, I love the idea of hauntings :)

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  17. traciehowe
    September 25, 2014
    Gives me the heeby jeebies! It's easy to imagine spooky things happening hanging around a castle like that, real or not!

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  18. Cory Lee
    September 24, 2014
    This castle looks beautiful! And thanks for sharing the creepy story about the castle. Very interesting.

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  19. adrianstraveltales
    September 24, 2014
    What a tragic story but a beautiful castle. I'm not sure I would want to stay in it over night though...

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  20. Elena (http://gonewiththebackpack.blogspot.com/ )
    September 24, 2014
    Looks pretty cool, would love to go..I have always found those haunted and mysterious places very interesting...:)

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  21. Axelle
    September 24, 2014
    Great story, I love this kind of stories, spooooky!

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  22. Samantha @ mytanfeet
    September 24, 2014
    I love hearing stories like this, even though I know I'd be scared out of my wits to visit a haunted castle I still like to hear about it. It's spooky but fascinating at the same time. Poor Agness, she just wanted to be like the boys!

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  23. heather843
    September 23, 2014
    I love castles, especially those with a fascinating history like this! Great story!

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  24. TheBohoChica
    September 23, 2014
    Wow such an intriguing story! You had me deeply engrossed the whole time. I've never visited a haunted castle myself but I'm always interested in local legends like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Anne Klien
    September 23, 2014
    Spooky story but interesting, the castle is beautiful

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  26. Jess
    September 23, 2014
    That looks exactly like I would expect a haunted castle to look, somehow!

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  27. Allison @ A Foodie in Europe
    September 22, 2014
    Beautiful castle and quite the story! Great post.

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  28. Els
    September 22, 2014
    Wow, that first pic looks so creepy! The friendly dragon makes up for it though :-)

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  29. Marissa Sutera
    September 21, 2014
    I LOVE hearing about haunted history stories such as these. So spooky and interesting at the same time!

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  30. bavariansojourn
    September 21, 2014
    Wow, that's quite a castle! We live quite ear Neuschwanstein, but this one sounds much more interesting! :D

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    • sammiegan
      September 25, 2014
      You mean you don't think Mad King Ludwig is particularly interesting?!

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      • bavariansojourn
        October 1, 2014
        Oh I think he is definitely interesting, there's just something about Neuschwanstein that isn't to me, but that's just me! :D

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