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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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Dan Greenberg30-Jan-2018 22:20
Gorgeous! A very memorable view on a perfect day. ~BV~
Dave Berry30-Jan-2018 20:22
Beautiful composition. V
Julie Oldfield12-Oct-2017 00:45
Great perspective and composition. V
Gill Kopy09-Oct-2017 01:21
Love this shot with the vineyards in the foreground ! V
Jean D08-Oct-2017 16:40
Magnificent capture and such a pleasing angle. ~V
GaleriaFotoStefan08-Oct-2017 15:49
Great perspective, foreground and colors! Well done, V
Jim Coffman08-Oct-2017 15:44
What a great shot! Love the vineyard in the foreground!!
Ika Zinka Eferl08-Oct-2017 15:15
Wow, well composed and it really looks so pretty. V
John08-Oct-2017 14:23
Nice up-view on the castle and the vineyards. V
Helen Betts08-Oct-2017 14:02
What a great perspective and foreground for this beautiful castle. V.
Neil Marcus08-Oct-2017 14:01
Well taken, Jose.
Nick Paoni08-Oct-2017 13:55
It looks so majestic.
Clarence King08-Oct-2017 13:53
Interesting history, colorful landscape. Castle is a nice fixer upper. :-)
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