A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
018: Reichsburg entrance
One of the touristic highlights in the scenic city of Cochem – located at the Moselle River – is the Reichsburg: the Imperial Castle. Evidence indicates that the Burg must have existed in the 11th century, probably built by Count Ezzo. In the following six century the Burg took a central part in a historic game of thrones. In 1689, the castle was destroyed by the French troops of Louis XIV. It took two centuries until a rich entrepreneur from Berlin – Louis Ravené – took the initiative to have the castle rebuilt, in the neogothic style. Seven compartments refurbished with furniture from the neorenaissance and neobaroque periods. The photograph shows the entrance gate with the “Witch Tower” on the right.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1991-2001, 2017