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  • Ⓜ️A®️©️o

    Wonderful castle complex in Cochem. As a summit castle, it is one of the hilltop castles.

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    • October 26, 2020

  • Stephan N

    Beautifully situated castle over the Moselle.
    Beautiful views of the river from the castle.
    The castle can be visited from the inside.
    An absolute highlight.

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    • April 8, 2020

  • Stephan N

    The southwest of Koblenz is the Reichsburg Cochem, a beautiful stronghold that is a must for every castle fan.
    Around 1030, according to the general assumption, the castle of Cochem was built under Count Ezzo, son and successor of Count Palatine Hermann Pusillius.
    The castle was first documented in 1051 when Richeza, eldest daughter of Count Palatine Ezzo and formerly Queen of Poland, transferred the castle to her nephew, Count Palatine Heinrich I, that year.
    Even after the Ezzonen lost the Palatinate dignity, Cochem remained connected to the Palatinate county.
    King Konrad III put an end to a later dispute over the dignity of the Palatinate in 1151 by occupying Cochem Castle with castle men and finally bringing it under his control as a finished imperial loan.
    With this, Cochem Castle became an imperial castle during the Staufer period.
    Now Reichsministeriale - with the title Burggraf - were used for the administration of the castle and imperial property.
    When troops of the French king Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, invaded the Rhine and Moselle regions during the Palatinate War of Succession, Cochem Castle was also occupied in 1688.
    After the entire city was occupied by French troops in March 1689, the castle was set on fire in 1688 and blown up.
    In that year almost the entire city of Cochem fell victim to the destruction of the French troops.
    A ruin until 1868, the castle was bought by the merchant Louis Ravené for 300 gold marks - he had it rebuilt (as he imagined).
    The restored castle became the property of the German Empire in 1942 and has been owned by the city of Cochem since 1978.

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    • June 19, 2020

  • UweG

    The castle is the largest hilltop castle on the Moselle.

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    • October 13, 2020

  • Madze

    A great view ... !

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    • October 15, 2020

  • Outside

    Wonderful castle complex in Cochem.

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    • October 12, 2021

  • Andi

    Better during the week than at the weekend
    Too many visitors

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    • June 28, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    From here you have a beautiful view of the landmark of the city of Cochem, the Reichsburg Cochem, which is located on a mountain cone.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • RaSche_der Wandersmann

    Even if the ascent seems steep, it is worth arriving at the top

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    • May 20, 2021

  • Karin 🐾

    Beautiful, very well preserved castle. An absolute highlight on the tour. The castle can be visited.

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    • June 11, 2021

  • Kompass

    Do not miss the beautiful narrow staircases along the old city wall on the Klosterberg and discover the old Balduinstor and the great view of the Reichsburg Cochem along the monastery stairs.

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    • July 15, 2021

  • Jan Joosten

    Beautiful castle on a mountain with many vineyards. Nice to walk around the castle hill.

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    • August 30, 2021

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Location: Cochem, Cochem-Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


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