Reichsburg Cochem

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Reichsburg Cochem
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senormatador
The Hague, The Netherlands1,247 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The castle is located in Cochem, which is a very picturesque town and the biggest one in the Cochem-Zell district.

The castle sits on the top of the hill, surrounded by vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the Mosel River.

The walk up to the top from river area takes about 20-25 mins on foot, but you can also take bus 781, which goes all the way to the base of the castle.

Tickets cost 7 euros for adults and 3,5 euros for children.

During the Corona pandemic, you must wear a mask indoors and keep 1,5 meters seats from others.

There is also a nice cafe below the base of the castle that offers nice views on the castle and it’s vineyards. I really recommend sitting there to enjoy a drink or some ice cream. The area is known for its wine, and the Market Square offers nice souvenirs to buy.
Written August 9, 2020
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dese2
Auburn, NY2,152 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a large castle at the top of a hill. We were with a tour so had transportation; I would never walk there.
There are guided tours and an entry fee. Our tour was in English. There is a small gift shop with souvenirs and snacks.
The castle tour included interior rooms with displays and exterior areas. It is an extensive complex.
The area was also beautiful decorated with lots of plants.
The earliest written record of the castle is from 1051 according to one source. There is a long history of ownership and intrigue you should read before visiting.
There are many artifacts and stories of the families that have occupied the grounds.
Written November 16, 2021
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Donna A
Macon, GA26 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Recommend taking shuttle bus 781 from the foot of the bridge to the castle gate. The tour was offered in a German and English however our small tour was primarily German so I was handed a sheet of paper for the tour. It worked out OK. Beautiful castle. Great views!
Written July 5, 2020
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CLGioff
Cobham, UK23 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
It seems other reviewers must have had an English guide, but for us we had a very rude non English speaking guy guiding our tour group. (If you plan to visit the inside make sure to verify that an English speaking tour guide will be available before paying). He handed us a paper with some room descriptions in English but he never told us which rooms we were in so it was impossible to follow. My son is dyslexic so I needed to read the sheet to him as it was printed double sided and the text showed through both sides making it impossible for him to read. I got looks and “shhh” from the others for reading it quietly to him. It was a terrible experience. The walk up to the castle is worth it as the scenery is beautiful. The tour for us was not worth the money spent.
Written August 27, 2020
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Stefan G
Washington DC, DC965 contributions
Jun 2021
Ah yes, a castle plucked right out of a story written centuries ago about knights, kings and queens, etc...

This castle is perfectly perched on a round hilltop above the Mosel river. You can drive there, but in a very round-about fashion and then there's very limited parking in the area. The parking immediately in front of the castle is for Staff only. Otherwise, if not driving you'll have to do the short but steep hike up the castle from the city center. I thought I read something about a shuttle during high-season; consult the website to confirm.

The castle is in great shape and worth a visit. Excellent views of the Mosel valley from the castle. I participated in a guided tour. The tour was in German, but an English handout is provided so you can follow along. I reserved tickets in advance online and I recommend doing this. I opted for the first available tour at 10AM. Glad I did this as there was hardly anyone else yet visiting the castle and so I was able to get some good photos without other people around. The tour itself is only about 20-25 minutes and you visit only a handful of the numerous rooms in the castle, but those you do visit are beautiful and have many artifacts, paintings, suits of armor, old furniture, etc., on display. You are allowed to take photos inside.

Toilets and obligatory gift shop available on the castle grounds. There appeared also to be a restaurant, but this was closed during my visit (due to COVID, I assume).

Recommended.
Written July 1, 2021
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Vedia85
Amsterdam, The Netherlands139 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
A must see in Cochem. Beautiful place. Excellent view and very friendly tour guides. Don’t be discouraged by the climb to the castle. We did it with a 3 month baby :). You must wait in front of the gates and pay in cash (6 eur for adults).
Written February 6, 2020
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moosegrin
East Moline, IL95 contributions
Aug 2021
The views from this castle 300 feet above the Mosel river are stunning. This castle was reconstructed from ruins in 1868 and the architectural details are a blend of that time period and earlier, the furnishings are an amazing collection of artifacts from many different time periods, In high season, shuttle bus leaves from right next to the visitor center (4 euros round trip) and in 10 minutes you dropped off about 80 feet below the castle . it is NOT handicapped friendly, there is a lot of walking uphill and up stairs. Our tour was in German (we had an English language hand out that covered most of his talk and he answered our questions in English. Take the guided tour, as otherwise you will not appreciate or understand the castle details and artifacts. I'd rate this as the number 1 attraction in Cochem.
Written August 27, 2021
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Stinsa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands309 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
It's a bit of a walk to get to the entrance of the castle, but it's definitely worth it.
Would recommend getting tickets with a tour. Our tourguide was very accommodating. Because of our daughter she offered to do the tour in English so she could understand and we didn't have to translate. That made the tour much more interesting to her.
If you have little time in Cochem don't skip this and enjoy the beautiful view of the Mosel river from the balcony in the castle.
And stop for lunch at the lovely Schloßbergterasse Bistro & Cafe.
Written July 9, 2021
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DIMITRIOS P
Central Greece, Greece38 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited the burg on 31st January and found it closed. However, it offers spectacular views from the exterior space over Mosel valley, the vineyards and Cochem. The castle itself attracts a lot of snapshots. I suppose that going on foot is much more preferrable than by car, as we did due to lack of time; the road gets you some 4 km from Mosel bridge to finally reach the castle.
Written February 3, 2020
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David N
Hawthorne, CA420 contributions
Mar 2019
It is a bit of a hike up to the castle from the town below. There are a couple of steep parts as you come through Cochem, but I am not in very good shape and was able to do it with a little heavy breathing. 😊

The castle itself provides a beautiful view of the Mosel Valley. You can see down both sides of the river. Even if you don't take a tour of the castle itself, the walk up is worth it just for the gorgeous view.

We were able to take an English speaking tour by purchasing tickets at the souvenir shop. It was a modest price and an intimate tour. The furnished rooms were interesting and it was fun to walk around inside a castle.
Written January 17, 2020
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