Gasthaus Hotel Holl
Endertstrasse 54, Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56812, Germany
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Reichsburg, Cochem, Germany 2010
Travel Tips for Cochem
The castle tour 3: Grand dining room
The first room that you visit is the dining room in Renaissance style. There's a huge fireplace (photo 1), a long table and an enormous cabinet full of Dutch Delft blue dishes and plates (photo 2). The ceiling is wonderfully decorated with the double eagle, a symbol for Germany (photo 4). On entering the dining room I saw a typical Dutch clock just outside the door.
There are 3 doors in this room. One of the doors has a surprise... but I won't spoil it for you by telling the guide's story and posting the photo! It has all to do with symmetry ...
Address: Schlossstr 36, 56812 Cochem
Directions: Take a shuttle bus from the parking lot near the train station or do the steep climb (about 15 minutes) on foot. If by car: drive west along the Mosel, then turn right into Schlossstrasse. But beware: only about 20 places for parking!
* Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
* Raincoat. * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;
Reichsburg offers guide (first paying for ticket). She speaks German only, but you can inquire for instruction in English, French, Italian, Denish, Dutch etc. Fortunately the guide speaks German slowly and clearly so listening didn't make big problem for me.
Reichsburg was in modern time (after the second World War) re-built so the most construction and furniture are not real antique, but still you can image the old time how people live in the huge castle.
A wall covered with precious Delft Poreclain
This rather small room has a wall covered with precious Delft Poreclain behind the mantelpiece.Not all of the furniture and paintings date back to Louis Ravene, who sold the castle in 1942 to the german government. Some paintings and decorations were added lateron , when in 1978 the castle was bought by the city of Cochem and finally made a museum.
Click on my picture and see the great neo-gothic vaults of the ceiling in this room and the nice benches on both sides of the window-niches, where you may have sat down and look down the Mosel-valley in the old times.
The Mosel - boulevard in Cochem
The Mosel - boulevard in Cochem with the Reichsburg in the back is a perfect place to relax, take a walk or enjoy a meal or coffeebreak on one of the many restaurant - terraces.
There is quite a lot of trafic in that street and it is quite hard to get a parking there, altough the parking-fees are quite high.