Reichsburg Cochem (Imperial Castle, Cochem) - Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem (Imperial Castle, Cochem)

56812 Cochem

Tel.: +49 2671 - 255

Opening times

Sightseeings
15. March - 02. November:
daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
Castle pub
daily: 10:00am - 6:00pm
   
Falconry
April - October
daily: 11:00am
1:00pm
2:30pm
4:00pm

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Towering over 100 metres above the county seat of Cochem, on the peak of a hill visible from afar, is the landmark of this town. Cochem's Reichsburg is the largest complex of the elevated castle type on the Mosel and can confidently be described as the Neuschwanstein of the Mosel. It was built as a fortress in Romanesque style after 1056. After many changes of ownership and ravages the imposing castle was used in the Middle Ages as a toll castle because its choice location gave a wide view over the Mosel valley. In 1689 it fell victim to French troops, was set on fire, mined and blown up.

After having lain as a ruin for a considerable time, the Berlin merchant Louis Ravené commissioned the castle's reconstruction in Neogothic style. It was used as his family’s summer residence until 75 years later when it reverted to the possession of the town of Cochem. Today some of the castle’s rooms can be viewed on guided tours.

Falconry at the Reichsburg In Cochem

From Easter to October there are 4 flight demonstrations with birds of prey. Visitors gain an insight into the behaviour of eagles etc. Those especially interested have the opportunity to become a “Falconer for one day” and look behind the scenes of falconry.

Viewings

As part of a guided tour, the dining hall, the knights‘ hall, the armoury and other rooms can be viewed. The museum is open from March to November.

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