4. Imperial Castle in Cochem — Reichsburg Cochem In the Middle Ages the castle, located in a strategic location on the River Moselle, was used for the collection of customs duties — mainly for the transportation of wine. traffic on the river right from the castle can be overlap with a special circuit.
It was badly damaged in the XVII century and restored with private funds in the era of German Romanticism. Since 1978, located in the city property.
Cochem is the seat of and the biggest town in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. With just over 5,000 inhabitants, Cochem falls just behind Kusel, in the like-named district, as Germany’s second smallest district seat. Since 7 June 2009, it has belonged to the Verbandsgemeinde of Cochem.
Cochem lies at an elevation of some 83 m above sea level and the municipal area measures 21.2 km². The town centre with the outlying centre of Sehl upstream lies on the Moselle’s left bank, while the constituent centre of Cond lies on its right. A further constituent centre, Brauheck, with its commercial area, air force barracks and new town development, lies in the heights of the Eifel on Bundesstraße 259, some 2 km (1 mi) from the town centre. Emptying into the Moselle in Cochem are the Kraklebach, the Ebernacher Bach, the Sehlerbach, the Falzbach, the Märtscheltbach and the Enthetbach.