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Rick Steves' Europe: Medieval Castles

Ancient fortresses offer glimpses of medieval brutality and 19th-century Romanticism

Burg Eltz, Germany

Burg Eltz castle
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Germany's Burg Eltz is remarkably well-preserved, and for 850 years has remained in the hands of one aristocratic family.

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