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Reichsburg Cochem

Schlossstrasse 36, 56812 Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 (0) 26 71 - 2 55
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Cochem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
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Herzogenrath, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although the castle has been rebuilt after 1868 on the ruins of a former medieval castle it is definitely worth a visit. The view from the castle to the river Mosel and to the town is great. The walk up the hill is not too difficult and there is also a shuttle-bus from the town to the castle.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The view from the castle is beautiful. The castle itself is very interesting, even though much of it has be restored. We had an English tour with our river cruise group. English tours are available if you arrange in advance.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a stop in Cochem, along the Rhine and found it's old town with shopping and there was a great band playing and we stayed there for a long time. People were so nice and were clearly enjoying their lives there. It was a great visit to a great town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I would encourage everyone to make the slight trek up the hill to see this castle up close. The view of the village and the Mosel is gorgeous. You can tour the castle. They offer tours in German and English and when your done treat yourself to fruit crepes served at the cafe at the entrance. You won't be disappointed!

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New Jersey, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was wonderful. I know it was more of a fanciful castle than a real medieval one (the owner had taken a ruin and turned it back into something he could live in) but the views were spectacular and the castle was lovely. You have to go with a guide and there were things I wanted to linger over but... More

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Southern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice hike, castle tour was in german only, but they gave us English sheets detailing what the guide was describing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Enjoy the stunning view over the Mosel river and its green valley. The castle has scheduled guided tours which gives essential information about the region and its history. The city of Cochem is itself a small strolling-around heaven. Search for little shops and traditional cafés. I loved it so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Even if you don't take the tour of the castle, I highly recommend making the trek up to the castle, the views are well worth the effort! The only way you can see past the gate of the castle is by taking the tour, which is only in German. It appeared that our guide could speak English, but she didn't... More

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Castle was rebuilt by a wealthy Berlin Merchant with exterior according castle plans, and the interior to 19th century style. The castle now belongs to the city of Cochem. No tours in English, you get a sheet to read while the guide conducts the tour in German.

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edmonton, canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The castle tour was only in German although the guide spoke English & there were 7 or more English speaking people. He added a lot in German that was not on the English handout so it was annoying. He said we could ask questions! The tour/castle was not as interesting as some of the other castles we have visited. It... More

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