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Reichsburg (Imperial Fortress)

Reichsburg (Imperial Fortress) Review

The 15-minute walk to this 1,000-year-old castle overlooking the town will reward you with great views of the area. In a tie-in with the fortress's past, falconry demonstrations are put on from Good Friday through October, Tuesday to Sunday at 11, 1, 2:30, and 4. With advance reservations, you can also get a taste of the Middle Ages at a medieval banquet, complete with costumes, music, and entertainment. Banquets take place on Friday (7 pm) and Saturday (6 pm) and last four hours; the price (€45) includes a castle tour. During the Burgfest (castle festival) the first weekend of August, there's a medieval market and colorful tournaments.

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  • Address: Schlossstr. 36, Cochem, D-56812 | Map It
  • Phone: 02671/255
  • Cost: €5, including 40-min tour; falconry €4
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–early Nov., daily 9–5
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  • Location: Cochem
Updated: 11-14-2013

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