Reichsburg Cochem Castle

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The Reichsburg Cochem had its first documentary mention in 1130. In 1151, it was occupied by King Konrad III, who declared it an Imperial castle.
In 1688, the castle was overrun by French King Louis XIV's troops in the course of the Nine Years' War (known also as the War of the Palatine Succession), and the following year, they destroyed it. The castle complex long lay in ruins before in 1868 it was bought by the a Berlin businessman for 300 Goldmark and then reconstructed in the Gothic Revival style.
Since 1978 it has been owned by the town of Cochem and is open to the public.

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Location
Cochem, Cochem-Zell, Germany
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Built
12th century

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