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Sehler Anlagen 22, Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56812, Germany
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Reichsburg Cochem, Louis Ravené
Travel Tips for Cochem
Cochemer Burgweihnacht / Xmas at the castle
Cochemer Burgweihnacht / Christmas at the castle Cochem
is another special event beeing held at the castle during the weekend of Dec 17+18th, 2005 from 02.00p.m. till 06.00p.m.
Actors will perform the Christmas-story with Maria and Joseph searching for a place to stay, there will be real animals and you may warm up at the open fire and taste sweets at different places. On my link below you may read the program again in German - unfortunately they do not offer an english translation at their webpage. (click on "events")
For future years you may search on this link for the dates of the festivities ! click on "Gesamtübersicht Veranstaltungen" Unfortunately most of the text is in german only...
Ruine Winneburg / castle ruins Winneburg
The Ruine Winneburg / castle ruins Winneburg are about 10km north of Cochem, in the small side-valley, where you may also take the chairlift.
There is no direct road to the old castle ruins, so you might need almost the whole day to walk there from Cochem.
One day, when I return to Cochem , I will certainly try to get there as well.
There seems to be not even a restaurant there, but it looks nice from the distance.
A noble frog & a great view from the castle
This giant frog on my picture seems to be watching the great view of the Mosel - valley and of course the castle is the perfect place for such a view.
Some people say, that this is a lion with a head-armour, but I rather say it is a lion , disguising as a frog...
I may highly recommend to get also inside the castle, where you may see plenty of great rooms furnished with ancient furniture and great works of art.
You may get inside the castle ONLY by a guided tour !
daily between 09.00a.m. and 05.00p.m.
Photography is allowed even inside the castle !!
The price for a tour is 4 Euros / children 6-17 years pay 2 Euros
Students and groups of more than 12 people pay 3,50 Euros each
Watch the river Mosel like the old knights did
Watch the river Mosel like the old knights did through their old-fashioned windows. The river Mosel / Moselle was even in the times of the Roman empire an important means of transportation of goods and armies and it had a great strategic importance to know, what kind of loads were transported by the ships passing by.
Most merchants had to pay high taxes in order to be allowed to sail on...
Fun details ;-))
After having had some of those drinks in the hunting room it's time to go to bed. But that isn't always so easy when you need to find the keyhole to open the door. Hahaha, so Mr. Ravene had this 'clever keyhole' mechanism on the door! A can't miss solution!
When you click on the picture you might see it a bit clearer. Around and above the keyhole there is a nice decoration, which is actually a guide for the key! When Mr Ravene was in a bit of a 'drunken state' it was of course hard to open the door with a key. But with these high edges you really CAN'T miss finding the keyhole in the end. Hahaha, just keep moving left and right, wiggling on your feet, hahaha, but these edges will guide you to the keyhole without a problem. Hahaha, quite a creative solution I must say, lol :-))