4 days ago
“reichsburg cochem!!“ 🏰 -the imperial castle of cochem!! ❤️
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“soaring over cochem on a mighty crag, the largest castle on the mosel charms the eye with its delicate bays and imposing battlements. the medieval castle, which was heavily damaged while in the possession of the electoral princes of trier during a war of succession, was bought and lovingly restored in the neo-gothic style associated with german castle romanticism in the 19th century by the counselor of commerce louis ravené. guests will be delighted by the impressive interiors of rooms such as the knight’s hall, the dining hall, the trophy room and the bower.
guests can come together for a medieval evening meal on fridays and saturdays the so-called “knights’ feast” is a four hour program complete with minstrels, maids and many a chance to laugh. it’s a local favorite for individuals, groups or even company christmas parties. after a guided tour of the castle, the guests are brought to cellar halls for a rustic feast and immersed in medieval customs, practices and… even some medieval punishments! after enjoying wine, song and contests of knightly virtue, the evening climaxes with a knighting.
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 for 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.“