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Cochem Castle

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  • Reichsburg
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  • / Reichsburg im Winter
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  • / Reichsburg - Detail
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  • / Rittersaal
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  • / Vorhof mit Blick zur Mosel
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  • / Burgterrasse
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  • / Rittermahl
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The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering hill seems to continue in the building which is topped by the slate roof of the massive keep. As to its structure, Cochem castle belongs to the category of castles protected by height that had to be protected all around. Romanesque fragments found in the well indicate a reinforcement of the castle around 1056. Around this time or a bit earlier the core of the Romanesque square keep (17ft by 17ft) was built, its walls being up to 12ft thick. At the same time, the keep was also made higher. In the first half of the 14th century, archbishop Balduin of Trier connected the castle and the town by massive walls. Furthermore a chain was installed below the castle to form a removable toll barrier across the river.
The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering hill seems to continue in the building which is topped by the slate roof of the massive keep. As to its structure, Cochem castle belongs to the category of castles protected by height that had to be protected all around. Romanesque fragments found in the well indicate a reinforcement of the castle around 1056. Around this time or a bit earlier the core of the Romanesque square keep (17ft by 17ft) was built, its walls being up to 12ft thick. At the same time, the keep was also made higher. In the first half of the 14th century, archbishop Balduin of Trier connected the castle and the town by massive walls. Furthermore a chain was installed below the castle to form a removable toll barrier across the river. The guided tours are usually carried out in German. Free translation sheets are available in 12 languages. Groups of twenty and more are kindly asked to reserve in advance. For groups, guided tours can be carried out in English, French and Dutch. Tours can also be arranged between November and February. Qualified guides will show you the most beautiful rooms and make you familiar with the history of Cochem Castle. For younger visitors (aged between 4 and 10), we offer special tours, which we would like you to book in advance also.

Open from

Middle of March to middle of November: daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (guided tours in regular intervals) Restaurant : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Coordinates

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50.142173, 7.166938
DMS
50°08'31.8"N 7°10'01.0"E
UTM
32U 369021 5556047
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Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
16 km
6:00 h
700 m
700 m
103.5 km
1:36 h
1138 m
1138 m
4.8 km
1:39 h
221 m
216 m
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Ruxandra Mustata
May 11, 2018 · Community
Very nice castle, and the view from the top is beautiful.
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Cochem Castle, 2017
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Geert De Milde
August 31, 2017 · Community
Prachtige locatie. Bezoek burcht zeker en vast de moeite waard.
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Cochem Castle

Schloss-Str. 
56812 Cochem
Phone +49 2671 255 Fax +49 2671 5691

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Long-distance cycle trail · Moseltal

Moselle Cycle Route Section 9: From Cochem to Löf

easy
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1:52 h
53 m
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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Moseltal

Moselsteig Seitensprung Cochemer Ritterrunde

difficult
16 km
6:00 h
700 m
700 m
This Side Trail is divided into two approximately 10 kilometre long tours - which can be combined: The first tour runs from Cochem, first on ...
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from Thomas Kalff,   Mosellandtouristik GmbH
easy
38.8 km
2:42 h
52 m
57 m
Diese Etappe führt an einem wahren Superlativ der Mosel vorbei: dem Calmont - der steilste Weinberg Europas.
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Car tour/Tourist roads · Eifel

Moselschiefer-Straße

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1:36 h
1138 m
1138 m
from FERIENSTRASSEN.INFO,   FERIENSTRASSEN.INFO
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3:25 h
1024 m
1115 m
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from Yves Loris,   Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
Themed/educational trail · Moseltal

Experiencing Cochem

easy
4.8 km
1:39 h
221 m
216 m
The Moselle town of Cochem offers hikers a wealth of circular hikes and walks, enabling them to get to know the medieval town nestling under the ...
from Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem,   Mosellandtouristik GmbH
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