We’re studying the Middle Ages this year and so we need to visit ALL THE CASTLES.
We loved touring Reichsburg Castle in Cochem!
It is the large largest hill-castle on the Mosel.
Tours are given in several languages from 9-5 daily, from March till November. We had a German guide who spoke English well and so she gave the tour in both. And we had little flyers to explain the sites too!
We were able to drive almost all the way and park in a school parking lot. Getting back down wasn’t fun in our big minivan though.
We like fountains!
Here is the timeline at the entrance.
The majestic gate:
Look at this gorgeous mosaic on the tower!
Nice dining room
I love stained glass! And that table.
We should always decorate with antlers.
Here is the courtyard well:
It’s good luck to rub the mermaid:
A rare family photo on the balcony. Our lovely tour guide offered to take this!
The village of Cochem is super cute too.
There’s a fun little chairlift with great views. We walked around on top of the hill and there’s a restaurant, of course. You can take the lift roundtrip or 1-way and hike.
There’s a good parking garage right by the chairlift and we walked around the town. There’s a shuttle bus that travels from the town up to the castle.
We bought some lovely wine to take home and gelato for the kids.
Cochem is about 1.5 hours from Ramstein and about an hour Spangdahlem.
Studying Castles and the Middle Ages
- A Medieval Feast Unit Celebration
- Knights and Castles Lapbook
- This castle-shaped lapbook is way cute!
- Lots of Middle Ages activities from Homeschool Share
- Middle Ages Notebooking & Coloring Pages
- Medieval Unit Study
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