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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
Type: Castles
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Spangdahlem, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were told not to go to this castle, as there was no English tour. However the tour guide has a handout with written descriptions of all the highlights available. Our guide also was able to answer questions in English (and French!) Great castle, fully restored and beautiful.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This beautiful castle towering the equally splendid city of Cochem at river Mosel. Walk to the castle is only 10-15 minutes from the central marketplace of Cochem. Most castles and fortresses in the area are ruins or partly ruins but this is fully restored to its former glory. The castle has a small cafe. The guided tour (for a fee)... More

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Westerlo, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Tried to find it by car, drove around 1 hour. Not 1 arrow or sign indicating the right way. Local people told us the only way to get there it to take a bus which is allowed to drive into the historic centre. Cost us 16 euro for 2 adults and 2 children. When we arrived it turned out that... More

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Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my second time visiting this Castle. It was enchanting as ever but far busier than I remember it. You can not drive directly up to the castle and it is a bit of a hike to the top so be forewarned. This castle can only be seen by tour. There was no english tour but the guide handed... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had an excellent tour with Klaus who told us all about this fortress high above the village of Cochem. The views of the valley from here were beautiful as was the castle itself. We went inside some of the rooms which had been restored very well. This is a great place to visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

however did not like thefact that they did not have english guide through out the castle, although high %age of tourist were non-germans

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Mosel’s most beautiful schloss. I did the tour years ago – it’s okay. This time we brought a friend from the states for the photo ops of and from the castle. Really nice castle to see.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There is a bus that leaves from the information center in Cochem but we decided to walk up to the castle. Since we were early we got a really nice private tour from docent Kome. Very nice and funny. The views are spectacular of Cochem and the Mosel Valley. They have added a very nice terrace to drink wine or... More

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have visited many castles in France and Germany, so thought we might not do a tour of this one in Cochem. We are so glad we took the guided tour (€5 per adult). Although the guide spoke in German, she could also speak French and little English. We were given a typed sheet written in English to follow her... More

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Somerset, England
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30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You can visit this castle via a shuttle bus from the bus depot. It is well worth seeing and is one of the biggest castle I have ever seen. If you do not have time to visit then you can get good views and commentary by taking the Noddy Train from the town centre.

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