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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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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We do not speak German but was given info in English on the castle. The tour guide spoke in German but through in little anecdotes in different languages so the participants could enjoy the experience. She was so animated in her presentation that I kind of caught on to what she was describing. The grounds were especially lovely when we... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited Cochem in the September 2013 and I love it!!! It has charm, great atmosphere and very friendly people. Reichsburg Cochem is well-kept castle with beautiful flowers and other plants, benches outside, restaurant, shop etc. The castle is built on the hill with grapevines growing on the hillside. Tours are guided and the ticket costs about 5 euro. Tour... More

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Bedfordshire U.K.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'm sure everything to say has been said about the castle. It is enchanting. All I will add is that our tour manager had arranged for a guided tour in English which, unfortunately, we missed due to the irregular timing of the shuttle bus from the town centre. If using this mode of transport allow plenty of tome and ignore... More

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Canyon Lake, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A must see and walking tours were great. They allowed photographs inside, unlike other locations which don't. We took the bus up from town and our driver got a little lost or was drunk. Lol It has a small hike up to the entrance and has a restaurant also.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The castle sits up above Cochem, a fairly quick and easy walk if your mobility is good. They give tours it seems every twenty minutes or so. They say they only give them in German, but our guide had a handout printed in English for us and also took the time to tell us in very good English most everything... More

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Offenbach, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The castle is really great - nice view - nice walk up to the caslte, nice lunch in the nice Cochem village before - but they have no tour in English and our tour was overcrowded - over 30 ppl to go from tiny rooms to small rooms! :)

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Castle overlooks the town and the river and is very impressive. The walk up to the castle makes you appreciate how difficult it would be to attack it. Every step presents a different photo opportunity. The 5 Euro tour takes about 40 minutes and is conducted in German, but non Germans are given a leaflet in their own language... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We recently visited the castle during our trip to Cochem. It was a long walk up the hill, but the views of the Mosel River valley are great. It is a beautiful castle, and we enjoyed the tour even though the guide conducted most of the tour in German. We were given a paper in English that explained what we... More

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