20 most beautiful medieval castles in Germany

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.

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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.