DID YOU KNOW?
Around a scenic bend on the Mosel River in Germany, there is an amazing castle that nestles right into the hillside in a little town called Cochem. The history of this castle dates back to the year 1000AD when the original castle was built. In the late 1600s it was taken over and torched to the ground, basically demolished by French soldiers. It was rebuilt 200 years later in the 1800s by a Berlin business man who bought the grounds and incorporated the ruins in the rebuild. It was a trend for the wealthy of that generation to rebuild on ruins to use it as a summer home. What a truly incredible place to call a summer home I tell ya!
As we came cruising around the bend and the castle started coming into view, our group started humming "When You Wish Upon a Star". There were a number of breathtaking things I didn't expect in Germany that felt like a dream. This was one of them. I am so happy to be reliving this trip!
The ten minute walking tour inclining up to the castle was worth every step and bead of sweat, the whole route was picturesque and postcard worthy.
When we finally made it up to the castle, it was so breathtaking the journey to get there was completely forgotten. This being our first trip to Europe, I can't tell you the amount of time my jaw seemed permanently in the dropped position.
The inside of this gorgeous castle rivaled the outside and was obviously made for the royalty it served over the years. To think that most of the craftsmanship is from the 17th Century just blows my mind.
As for the views...forget about it!
Could you even imagine this being the view from your summer home?? Talk about living like a royal..