The Reichsburg is a popular tourist attraction in Cochem, in western Germany. The castle was built around the year 1000 by the palatinate count Ezzo. It is situated on higher ground overlooking the river Mosel. After Cochem was occupied by the French troops of Sun King Louis XIV, the castle was set on fire and blown up in 1689. The ruins of the castle were bought by a Berlin business man in 1868 and the entire structure was rebuilt in Neo-Gothic style. Today the castle is owned by the town Cochem and is run by "Reichsburg Cochem Ltd."
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