Business hours

11.03.-01.11.2017

guided tours:
daily from 09.00 - 17.00 o'clock

castle restaurant:
daily from 10.00 - 18.00 o'clock

Guided tour in English language daily at 12.00 and 15.00 hrs.

Events

Plan your visit

Information about your visit to the Imperial Castle in Cochem

Guided tours

The interiors and the courtyards of the castle can only be visit with a guided tour (duration approx. 40 minutes).

Food, drinks and smoking are not permitted during the visit. Please set your mobile phone on the silent mode so that you do not bother other visitors of the castle.

You are allowed to take pictures and you can film during the guided tour (without a tripod). For the safety of our guests and for the protection of wild birds, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are not permitted in the castle area.

Accessibility

We regret that wheelchair users are not able to visit the castle because of the many steps and irregularities of the area. The route through the castle may pose difficulties for people with physical disabilities. If you have any questions, please contact the castle administration.

Strollers must be parked behind the main gate for the duration of the guided tour. Small children must either be carried or will have to walk themselves. Well-behaved dogs are allowed to accompany you on the guided tour.

Guided tours for groups

You are coming with more than 20 people and would like to be guided as a group? No problem! Simply fill out the inquiry form / booking request. Guided tours for groups are also available in English, French, Dutch and Spanish language (audio-guided tours are also available in Italian, Russian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese and Chinese). Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Guided tours for children

During the German School Holidays (Easter, summer, autumn and Christmas holidays) we offer a guided tour for children in German language every day from Monday to Saturday at 14.00 hrs. A reservation is not need. The “Ghost Tours” in German language will take place every Sunday and on German bank-holidays at 14 hrs from Easter-Sunday until 1st November. A reservation is not need. During the German summer and autumn holidays, the ”Ghost Tour” with ”Robber’s meal” in German language takes place every Thursday at 15.00 hrs. A Reservation is needed for the tour with meal.

Opening hours summer season

During the summer season (11.03.2017 to 01.11.2017), we offer guided tours every day (even on Sundays and holidays) between 9 and 17 hrs (last start of the guided tour: 17 hrs) in short intervals (approximately every 10 to 15 minutes). The guided tours in English language start every day at 12 and 15 hrs (during the summer season only).

Opening hours winter season

The winter season is divide into five periods:

  1. 02.11.2017 to 12.11.2017
    During this period, the guided tours take place every 15 minutes every day (first guided tour at 10 hrs, last guided tour at 15 hrs). The guided tour in English language takes place every day at 13 hrs. The castle’s restaurant is open every day from 11 to 16 hrs.

  2. 13.11.2017 to 24.12.2017
    During this period, the guided tours take place only every full hour (first guided tour at 11 hrs, last guided tour at 13 hrs). On Saturdays and Sundays the tours start every 20 minutes during this period. The guided tour in English language takes place from Wednesday to Monday at 14 hrs. No guided tour in English language on Tuesdays. The castle’s restaurant and the souvenir-shop are closed during this period.
  3. Certainly you can understand that we’ll be taking the day off on December 25th.

  4. 26.12.2017 to 07.01.2018
    During this period, the guided tours take place every 15 minutes every day (first guided tour at 10 hrs, last guided tour at 15 hrs). The guided tour in English language takes place every day at 13 hrs. The castle’s restaurant is open every day from 11 to 16 hrs.

  5. 08.01.2018 to 16.02.2018
    During this period, the guided tours take place on every full hour on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (first guided tour 11 am, last guided tour 1 pm). On Saturdays and Sundays the tours start every 30 minutes during this period). The guided tours in English language take place on Saturday and Sunday at 14 hrs. The castle and the souvenir shop are closed during this time. The castle is closed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday!

  6. 17.02.2018 to 09.03.2018
    During this period, the guided tours take place only every full hour (first guided tour at 11 hrs, last guided tour at 13 hrs). On Saturdays and Sundays the tours start every 20 minutes during this period. The guided tour in English language takes place from Wednesday to Monday at 14 hrs. No guided tour in English language on Wednesday. The castle’s restaurant and the souvenir-shop are closed during this period.

Ticket sales

The tickets for the guided tours are available during the summer season and during the winter season 1 and 3 only in the souvenir-shop of the castle. During the winter season 2, 4 and 5 you can get tickets at the main gate just before the guided tour starts. During these periods the tickets can only be purchased with cash.

Approach

Access by car and motorbike

Please note that direct access to the castle by car or motorbike is not possible. The car should be parked in the city and, depending on the parking space you are using (for example, the parking garage in the EndertstraĂźe or the city parking in the PinnerstraĂźe), you should need about 15-30 minutes to make the walk. The Reichsburg-Shuttle (public transport) operates between May and the end of October. You can find the timetable on the Reichsburg Shuttle page.

Access by coach

Direct access with your own coach is unfortunately not possible for traffic reasons. Guests travelling with a coach can disembark at the bus station (Endertplatz). From there it is about a 15 minute walk uphill to the castle. After the guests have disembarked from the bus, the bus has to be parked on the designated bus parking areas along the Moselle.

Our souvenir-shop

In our souvenir-shop you will find, among other things, a large selection of castle literature, tasteful accessories, children's toys, picture books, jewelry, textiles, postcards and, of course, many Reichsburg souvenirs.

The souvenir-shop is open every day from 9 to 18 hrs during the summer season. During the winter season 1 and 3, the shop is open from 10 to 16 hrs. In the winter season 2, 4 and 5 the souvenir-shop is closed.

The castle’s restaurant

The castle’s restaurant is open every day from 10 to 18 hrs during the summer season. During the winter season 1 and 3, the castle’s restaurant is open from 11 to 16 hrs. In the winter season 2, 4 and 5 the castle’s restaurant is closed.

Means of payment

In addition to payment in cash, we accept the payment by card. The following cards are accepted: EC, Maestro, Visa- and Master-Card.