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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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Range View 03-Dec-2017 22:39
They have done an wonderful job rebuilding the Castle, this is a great POV with excellent detail. V
MarcViskens08-Nov-2017 20:47
great shot José
vifut29-Oct-2017 06:51
Very nice detail picture of this old castle (V)
Dennis Hoyne10-Oct-2017 02:34
Wonderful textures and color, plus such interesting history. V
Réal Jauvin09-Oct-2017 19:13
Une très belle prise qui montre bien le superbe travail de la reconstruction de ce magnifique château, Jose!
Neil Marcus09-Oct-2017 17:35
It seems as if he did a fine job of reconstruction. An interesting story, Jose.
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