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Cochem, Germany - attractions, pictures

 

Cochem, despite its small size, is a very lively tourist place. First of all, tourists are attracted by Cochem Castle, but in the city itself there are many interesting things.

 

 Cochem.

Cochem

 

 Cochem.

Cochem

If you are going to travel here and travel by public transport, keep in mind - luggage storage at the railway station and at the bus station are absent. On the market square there is a travel agency, you can ask to leave a suitcase. I was allowed, but I can not rely on it. In addition, of course, you need to have time to return before the travel agency closes. This is such a strange inconvenience in a city teeming with tourists.
So, it's better to stop here for a day at the hotel, the more so that you will have something to do.

 

 Cochem. Enderthor Gate

Enderthor Gate
Endertor (1352)

 

Tourists, indeed very much, and not only the Germans, as is usually the case in small towns. Cochem, by the way, is considered one of the smallest cities in Germany - it only has about 5000 people. It seems that local residents do not complain about the lack of work :).

 

 Cochem. Gate of Baldwin

Gate of Baldwin
Balduintor (1352)

 

Cochem received the status of the city in the middle of the 14th century, then the city wall was erected, the remains of which are scattered throughout the city. The building is quite dense and, in order to find them all, we will have to explore the city by squares. :) Perhaps, then it will be possible to lay down the mosaic of Cochem's history, which, in fact, has already been folded up to us. :)

 

 Cochem. The history of Cochem in mosaic

The history of Cochem in mosaic

 

Even in the city there is a Capuchin monastery, not very impressive, and the main church of St. Martin, quite ascetic from the outside and completely unadorned inside, in the traditions of Protestantism.
A tower stands out, but it is a new one, built in exchange for the destroyed during the war.

 

 Cochem. Церковь св. Мартина

Church of St. Martin (XVI century)

 

Of course, the main thing for which they go to Cochem is the castle.

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

Like most Mosel castles, this is not a completely original building. And, as in most other cases, "gratitude" for his destruction deserved Louis XIV. In 1689, part of the buildings were blown up, and what they could, burned.

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

The castle was restored in the late XIX century and not quite in the same form as before.

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

Inside you can get with an excursion only, every hour. The fee is moderate, excursion in German and English, leaflets with information are distributed in different languages.

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

The interior, for the most part not medieval, but baroque - the cost of restoration.

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

Nevertheless, the excursion is interesting.

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

Most tourists like the lock hole in the door, specially designed that drunken knights could easily get there with a key. :)

 

 Imperial Castle Cochem

Imperial Castle Cochem
Reichsburg Cochem  (X-XIV century)

 

In general, Cochem I liked. And the castle is interesting, and the town is beautiful.

 

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