Panoramic view of Karden (foreground) and Treis (background)

Treis-Karden are twin towns on the banks of the Mosel river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, about 30 km west of Koblenz.

Get in

All trains running between Koblenz and Trier stop at Karden station. In summer, KD cruise boats also stop at Treis-Karden twice a day in each direction.


Burg Eltz
Fall colors on the trail to Burg Eltz

To get to Burg Eltz, drive to the car park and walk 800m, or hike 1.5 hours directly from Karden. On public transport, head two stops east by train to Moselkern, and hike around 5 km from there, following the signs to Burg Eltz; the first 30 minutes is along paved roads through the village, the second half a gentle uphill trail along and above the Elz River. Note that the station in Moselkern is unmanned and has no storage facilities, but the restaurants along the Mosel around 500m from the station will be happy to hold your bags if you eat your lunch there. €8/5.50 adult/child.


Burg Eltz has two restaurants with reasonably priced eats and great views down from the castle, especially from the outdoor terrace (summer peak season only).


Go next

This article is issued from Wikivoyage - version of the Friday, January 08, 2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.