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Review of Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Cochem
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Had to visit here while in Cochem!

If you are in Cochem, you must visit the Burg. Even if you are just in the Mosel Valley, you need to visit! I had been here many times in the past, but was traveling with my girlfriend and family, who had never been here.

There are a few ways to reach the castle: you can walk from the downtown area pretty well straight up a fairly steep incline. There is a path that goes around it, which is not nearly as steep and a little more scenic. Lastly (and I just discovered this on my last visit), there is parking very close by. I'm not sure how to get to that parking area, but I did see it.

As we went during the winter months, there were a limited number of tours each day (I believe just three). Make sure to check the schedule before you go so that you aren't surprised should it be closed. The cafe/gift shop was also closed for the season, so they weren't able go in there. As a note, tickets are normally purchased in the shop, but the tour guide took the money when the doors opened for the tour.

The tours are usually conducted in German with handouts for other languages. Our tour guide decided to run the tour in three languages (based on our group), which was a lot of fun. Not all of the rooms are open for tours, but there are still enough to feel that you get your money's worth for the visit.

Have no fear to take the little ones along...it will definitely wear them down with all the walking, but they do get a chance to find hidden treasure.

Make sure to leave time to visit this beautifully restored castle if you are in the area!

Date of experience: December 2014
6  Thank Ray R
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

take a slow walk up to the Burg.
Steep climb but worth it.

take your time and join a guided tour, it shows a little of the local history.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank maizemiller2003
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Among all the castle tours I've had from all my travels my whole life, this one's the one that I enjoyed the most. The guide is very patient, friendly and very entertaining. I love everything about this castle, in and out. The exhibits are awesome, the view is awesome - it's such an awesome experience! It's reasonably priced compared to other castles in Germany as it just costs 5 euro per adult. Tour goes on every 10 minutes and that fact - I love cause the others would make you wait for almost an hour.
There's a resto annexed to it so food is just beyond reach. We took the path from the city center on the way to it then the stairs behind the castle on the way back and it's such an awesome experience. You'll get to see Cochem city in different views. And it's all beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2014
5  Thank EnglishTeacherIvyE
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

The view from the castle of the town of Cochem and the Mosel River is excellent. The tour of the castle is very nice. We attended a special Knights's Dinner that was served in the medieval way without utensils. The food and entertainment were both excellent.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank MCBNH
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Reviewed 19 December 2014

It's a nice walk for about 20 minutes from the main centre. You get a great view of Cochem from up here. The castle itself is a gem, with a great tour -- it was in German but there was an English translation on paper, and the tour guide sometimes told jokes in English, which was pretty sweet. Cool place with lots of interesting stories to tell!

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank Erica Y
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