On an elongated mountain spur above the Mosel valley rises the ruins of the Niederburg Kobern. First mentioned in 1195, it was inhabited by Kurtrier officials until the 16th century. Since its destruction by the French in 1688, it is a ruin. In the courtyard is still the well-preserved keep with a very rare trapezoidal floor plan.
November 23, 2015
Built in 1190 by the imperial knight Gerlach I of Cobern-Isenburg. The Niederburg with several ring systems was built without the permission of Archbishop Johann von Trier. This resulted in a feud lasting 2 years (1193-1195), but during this time the castle was only besieged and could not be captured. However, Gerlach I became a captive and became a henchman of the Archbishop of Trier. At the latest 1688 the castle was destroyed in the Pfälzischen war. No management, but over the Stations of the Cross, the chapel St. Matthias is very easy to reach and there is taken care of the physical well.
May 29, 2019
A very nice ruin that is obviously preserved. I love these ruins, whose walls and grounds are so wonderful to explore and take you back in time. Since you have to make a small detour from the dream path (approx. 100 m), it is not overcrowded ... Very nice!
July 5, 2020
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