This is the empirical castle of Cochem. Buildt around 1020, it was destroyed in 1689, and lay in ruins until 1868. After, it was reconstructed in the Gothic Revival style.
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From Wikipedia: 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
KingLouis XIV (the sun king, yes) troops in the course of the Nine Year's War (known in Germany as the Pfälzischer Erbfolgekrieg
, or 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 Berlin businessman Louis Fréderic Jacques Ravené for 300 Goldmark
and then reconstructed in the Gothic Revival style.
Want to visit? It lies about 40 km from the town Koblenz next to the river Moezel in Germany.