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Cochem Castle
25-SEP-2017

Cochem Castle

When the troupes of King Louis XIV (called Sun King) invaded the Rhine and the Moselle area in the war of succession of the Palatinate, Cochem castle, too, was occupied in 1688. After the town had been completely occupied by French troupes in March 1689, the castle was set on fire, undermined and blown up on May 19th of 1689.The French Sun King’s troops almost completely destroyed the town of Cochem. The castle remained in ruins until 1868, when a Berlin business- man, Mr. Louis Ravené, bought the castle grounds and the ruins. Shortly after his purchase he began to rebuild Cochem Castle incorporating the remains of the late Gothic buildings into the main castle structure.

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Dave Berry30-Jan-2018 20:21
Beautiful! I love the history. Thank goodness for the restoration of this beautiful castle. BV!
Dan Greenberg16-Oct-2017 21:32
Another great capture using the flowers as a very attractive part of the image. ~BV~
MarcViskens12-Oct-2017 19:40
very pretty José
Gill Kopy09-Oct-2017 01:22
This castle is so beautiful - super shot Jose V
Graeme08-Oct-2017 21:21
Stunning castle and beautiful foreground flowers. V
Tom Munson08-Oct-2017 18:13
Perfectly composed, Jose.
Nick Paoni08-Oct-2017 18:13
The flowers make such a nice lead in.
Jim Coffman08-Oct-2017 17:05
What a lovely looking castle!
victorswan08-Oct-2017 16:46
Lovely compo Jose BV
Walter Otto Koenig08-Oct-2017 16:44
Very nice perspective in this fine composition. "V"
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