Eltz Castle is a medieval castle
nestling in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier,
Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in
the 12th century, 33 generations ago. The Rübenach and Rodendorf families'
homes in the castle are open to the public, while the Kempenich branch of the
family uses the other third of the castle. The Palace of Bürresheim, the Castle of Eltz and the Castle of Lissingen are the only
castles on the left bank of the Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate which have never