Plan your visit
Information about your visit to the Imperial Castle in Cochem
in a normal season (without corona)
The “Ghost-Tours” in German language will take place every Sunday and on German bank-holidays at 14 hrs from Easter-Sunday untill 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer-Season (11.03.2023 bis 01.11.2023): You find the business-opening-hours https://reichsburg-cochem.de/opening-hours/?lang=en
The Winter-Season (02.11.2023 – 08.03.2024): You find the business-opening-hours here https://reichsburg-cochem.de/opening-hours/?lang=en
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.
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 Endertstraße or the city parking in the Pinnerstraße), 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.
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.
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 9.00 to 18.00 hrs during the summer season. During the winter season 1 and 3, the shop is open from 10.00 to 16.00 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 10.00 to 18.00 hrs during the summer season. During the winter season 1 and 3, the castle’s restaurant is open from 11.00 to 16.00 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.