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Some weeks back ...
This is the ruin of castle Niederburg (lower castle - there's an upper castle too) which towers on a ridge high above Moselle river and the village Kobern. My picture shows the view from the upper castle.
Castle Niederburg was built in the middle of the 12th century and it was occupied by its owners, the noble family "von Isenburg-Kobern until the middle of the 14th century when it was sold to the bishop of Trier (Treves). In 1688 is was destroyed.

Today there still is a three-story donjon and some walls of the ancient great hall.

Lefthand under the castle's terrain you can see a path, the "Via Crucis" with a row of small "houses". They shelter sculptures showing the single Stations of the Cross. The steep path is leading up from the village to the Matthias Chapel high above the Moselle valley. You can see the river left behind the castle's hill.

Kobern is one of the numerous viticultural communities in Moselle valley as you can see in the foreground. The picture was taken when the vines still were leafless.

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  • Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4254 W: 47 N: 10703] (42260)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-05-06
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-06-10 20:52
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