Burg Eltz

Wierschem, Germany

Best time for photographing Burg Eltz is early morning or late afternoon, otherwise it is massively crowded. I didn’t expect to find so many crowds there. I think only Angkor Wat and Taj Mahal were more crowded even at sunset.

To reach this location, you can park your car at the parking location on the top at 50°12’42.8″N 7°20’21.5″E. Now there are two ways to reach the castle. I really recommend to use the road at the south end of the parking space, where the shuttle is operating and not the foot path at the west of the parking space. Taking the road on the way down to the castle, you will find the first outlook at the small chapel at 50°12’26.8″N 7°20’12.3″E and the second one at 50°12’27.5″N 7°20’17.1″E.

Down at the castle you will find the most famous frontal view on the castle at 50°12’22.4″N 7°20’11.5″E and there are several possibilities for a beautiful sideview by taking the footpath on the right of the castle.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Wierschem, Germany
  • GPS Position: 8°16’30.4″S 115°09’59.1″E
  • Time: sunrise, sunset
  • Access: no special access needed
  • Drones: not allowed in this area

For this shot I used my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with different lenses.

Used equipment:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera
  • Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens
  • Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM
  • Canon EF85mm f/1.2L II USM

Camera Setting for first picture in gallery:

  • Focal length: 35 mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Time: 1/250 s
  • ISO: 100


  • sunrise or sunset or bluehour
  • tripod recommended to lower ISO and for layering


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