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“Nice and impressive, not for teenagers”
Review of Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem
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Haifa, Israel
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115 reviews
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“Nice and impressive, not for teenagers”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Very butifull castle! Inside and outside. Outstanding view!
Unfortunately falkony demonstration in German only. Boring without understand any explanation. Overall the visit was nice for us, but boring for our teenagers kids.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
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“Don't stress out.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Reichsburg is the proverbial castle on the hill. The interior is a hodge-podge of historical eras - some very iconic castle stuff. Gaining access to a tour of the castle can be very stressful if you are in Cochem on a busy holiday or weekend. Your time would be better spent enjoying the views of the town and the river, walking the cobblestone streets, and sampling the local wine.

Visited May 2014
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San Jose, California
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“Go for the Falconry Show”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Take the beautiful scenic path up to the castle to catch the 11 a.m. falconry show (no shows Monday). Although mostly in German with a little English thrown in, it’s the birds and their antics that make this show eminently worthwhile. The castle itself is basically a 19th-century remodel. If you can’t get enough of castle interiors, opt for the tour (in German only, but with a helpful English info sheet).

(previously published on examiner.com)

Visited July 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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“The best view in Cochem!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We visited the castle in June 2014 and it was amazing, although it was really hot and had we known there was a shuttle bus we wouldn't have walked to it! There was a wedding on too when we got there which was lovely. You have to book on a tour, which was in German, but they do offer you a written guide in English (amongst other languages).
Definitely worth a visit for the amazing views, even if you don't go into the castle.

Visited June 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia
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“Grand castle, magnificent view, outstanding guide”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We rode up the mountain on a small bus and were greeted by a costumed guide who spoke very good English. She was knowledgeable and humorous. Just as a number of other castles in Germany, this castle also was destroyed by King Louis 14 of France in 1689. In 1868 the ruin was purchased by wealthy Louis Ravene from Berlin, who converted the castle into his home. We saw 8 elaborately furnished rooms, elegant chandeliers, several suits of armor and a couple of hidden passageways. The other rooms are empty. The descendants removed their belongings when they were forced to sell the castle to the Nazis in 1942. It is now owned by the city. The castle is comfortable to visit with the rebuilt wooden stairs and handrails. From the castle the view of Cochem, the Mosel River, and countryside is spectacular. I have read that there is a falconer who occasionally gives demonstrations with his falcon at the castle. Unfortunately we did not see him, but there was a falcon tethered to his stand outside.

Visited May 2014
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