Cochem Castle

Cochem Castle

The Imperial castle above the town of Cochem on river Mosel, May 30. The ‘Reichsburg’, as it is called in German, dates back to the 12th century. It was destroyed by French troops in 1689 and reconstructed almost two hundred years later.

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Colorful Castle

Colorful Castle

Spectators stand in the courtyard of Schloss Johannisburg castle in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, some 50 kms (30 mls) east of Frankfurt, April 3, while the 400 year-old walls of the Renaissance building are colorfully illuminated by light artist Ingo Bracke.

Castle Outline

Castle Outline

The outlines of Braunfels (“Brown Rock”) castle are visible in front of a sunset sky above the town of Braunfels (named after the castle), some 70 kms (42 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.16. The castle dates back to the 13th century and quite some building work was done over the centuries.