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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

"Bitte Schoen, Would you please identify the three statues of town people: old village woman who comes in with bag to bring back stories of latest events in Cochen. Man with top hat sitting holding bowl. Man standing holding horn in right hand. Danke" (posted 02/08/2016)

I'm sorry, I know in Cochem only the grape-eating goats. And St Martin at the fountain. Sincerely Gabriele Borchert
Answer provided by Gabriele Borchert on 02/09/2016
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Sorry I do not know about this statues, maybe you ask at the tourist information office here the contact adress: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem Endertplatz 1 56812 Cochem mailto: h.bacher@ferienland-cochem.de Tel .: 0049 (0) 2671 / 600 466 Greetings Friderichs by the way: if you are interested in historic sites: have holidays in our vacation flat in the historic wooden frame house build in the year 1628
Answer provided by Sigrid Friderichs on 02/09/2016
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Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"We are travelling by train. We have reserved a room at Pension Schneider which is 1.4 miles from the train station. is it possible to walk there or is there a lot of traffic. Also are there taxis or local busses. Thank you" (posted 06/10/2017)

Sorry, I know the Pension Schneider not. Perhaps better ask there. Mfg Gabriele Borchert www.moselhof.de
Answer provided by Gabriele Borchert on 06/11/2017
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Hi, There are 3 of us coming to visit Cochem on 9/5/14 for a day trip. First, we will go to the Cochem Old Town, then will go and visit Reichsburg castle. After that, we will head to Pinnerburg for a chairlift. May I know, is the itinerary doable walking? Or is there any part of the visit that I need to take a train to reach? Can you please kindly show me the route, how to go from the Reichsburg castle to the chairlift destination. Last, can I purchase the chairlift ticket on the spot instead of online booking? Thanks!" (posted 04/01/2014)

Hello, All these places are in walking distance, but you can also take a bus, e.g. from the old town to the castle, if it's too much of a climb. Near the Moselle river and in front of the bridge there is a tourist information with town maps and various leaflets. When you leave the castle, go past the schools and straight on as far as possible, then cross Kelberger Strasse and continue straight. Pass the cemetary, go down the stairs and then right, and it's only 100 meters to the chair lift where you can buy the tickets on the spot. Kind regards Marie-Helen Thiel
Answer provided by Marie-Helen Thiel on 04/01/2014
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"My husband and I, both in our late sixties, are coming to Cochem from Australia via Amsterdam. How many days do you think we should spend? We then have to catch a train to Koblenz. Many thanks" (posted 05/07/2014)

Hi, it depends on what you want to visit, but three days would be good. Sincerely, Marie-Helen Thiel
Answer provided by Marie-Helen Thiel on 05/07/2014
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"Why should someone do a vacation in Cochem? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Cochem, which everyone visiting Cochem should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Cochem that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 09/03/2014)

Sightseeing of the Reichsburg Cochem Ride the cable car to Pinnerkreuz City tour with the Mosel-Wine-Express
Answer provided by Anita Siweris on 09/03/2014
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"We will be visiting the Cochem area in the middle of May and would like to visit a concentration camp. Are there any nearby?" (posted 04/10/2016)

There are no concentration camps in the Mosel area. The next is close to Munich, Dachau or in East Germany (Buchenwald in Thuringia). Both arround 4,5hours from the Mosel valley. The most and biggest concentration camps in Poland are (Auschwitz and Stutthof and more) There are some satellite camp in the western part of Germany. But i dont know a place in the area of ​​200 km of the Moselle valley where is something to visit. Hope to see you in Ediger, one of the most beautiful villages in the Mosel valley, only 21km away from Cochem. Cochem is very busy in high season and in May are a lot of holidays. Come and see Ediger and visit us in Springierbacher Hof in the Winecafe / restaurant.
Answer provided by Gabriele Borchert on 04/10/2016
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"On a recent tour of Cochem, I saw 3 statues. One sitting on a bench w/large top hat, another a lady with a suit case& a third. Please provide history, meaning, or names ? I believe they were near a train station plaza. Could also use the plaza name with fountain name. Fountain had a beautiful mosaic tower near! Thank you so much. Rich in Ohio,USA" (posted 01/03/2017)

Hello, unfortunately me these statues / figures not known and do not know where they are located. Maybe try again via the Tourist Office in Cochem. Greetings from Alf Adele Menten
Answer provided by Adele Menten on 01/04/2017
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"Hello Dear, We are visiting Cochem for 1 Night and 2 Days ( 8 Adults and 1 child) on 29th April and 20th April´17. would appreciate, if you can suggest us some activities we can plan there. We are also planning to take an evening cruise in Cochem. Many Thanks! Prakash Joshi //" (posted 04/17/2017)

hello, visit the imperial castle, try the good Riesling wine and stroll through the streets of Cochem. Eat an ice cream in EisCafe Bortolot. I recommend a Weinbergpfirsicheis. There are only here on the Mosel. If the weather is good, you can also take the chairlift up the mountain. It has a great view of Cochem. Enjoy Cochem and the Moselle Sincerely Gabriele Borchert Springiersbacher courtyard wine cafe / restaurant in Ediger
Answer provided by Gabriele Borchert on 04/18/2017
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

"What is the "horse & man statue fountain"?" (posted 06/05/2014)

This is Saint Martin of Tours. MfG Thiel
Answer provided by Marie-Helen Thiel on 06/06/2014
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In Cochen there is no fountain with a man and horse statue. It is often Kaiser Wilhelm, who is represented on a horse. However, rarely in a fountain. Please be so kind and ask the guest to concretization of the place in which the well is befuinden. We will be pleased to provide further assistance. Kind regards Susanne Prüser
Answer provided by Susanne Prueser on 06/06/2014
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"What is name of fountain near Mosel bridge and near Mosel wein express train station? You can sit around The fountain" (posted 01/10/2017)

The buck fountain was built by the town of Cochem in the 1930s and is located on the Moselle promenade. The fountain is at the "Cochemer piece moose", short anecdotes, reminds that are told in the city. The name Bockbrunnen reminiscent of a story in which a goat should be punished, the white grapes of the Riesling had eaten, although the vineyards were banned. It is called "the gekelterte goat". The goat stood trial of Cochem and finally a penalty had been found. With the press of goat wanted to punish him and simultaneously retrieve the lost wine. The councilors watched the wine and not believe their eyes, flowed like a red juice, although the goat had eaten white grapes. They declared the goat innocent and released him immediately. The Bockbrunnen lies at Rheinische Sagenweg.
Answer provided by Gabriele Borchert on 01/11/2017
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Cochem

  • Cochem Castle
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    Cochem Castle

    The castle of Cochem was first mentioned in 1130. It was destroyed in 1689. In 1868 Jakob Louis Ravené purchased the ruins for 300 Gold Marks and rebuilt it to its present form. Since 1978 the castle has been owned by the town of Cochem. The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. Guided tours are available from 9am - 5pm daily (may be different during winter).

    Admission: Adults: 4.50 €, Children (6-17 years) 2.50 €, Family Ticket 12 €. A medieval-style dinner in Cochem Castle is offered and must be booked in advance. The price is 41.50 € per person.

  • Historic Mustard Mill

    Historic Mustard Mill

    Mustard miller Wolfgang Steffens produces various types of outstanding gourmet mustard according to choice, time-honored recipes and processes at one of the oldest mustard mills in Europe, established in 1810. Demonstrations and sampling.

    Hours: open daily from 10am - 6pm. Tours are available at 11 am and 2, 3, and 4pm.

  • Schlagkamp-Desoye Wine Museum

    Schlagkamp-Desoye Wine Museum

    The Wine Museum in Senheim, 18km from Cochem, features one of the world's largest collections of vintners', coopers' and winemakers tools with more than 10,000 exhibits housed in a winery built in 1923. The VinArena, the outdoor area which forms part of the museum, provides lots of interesting information on viticulture, past and present. Visitors can also walk along the small terraces and narrow paths of the vineyards.

    Hours: Open daily 10am - 4pm from Easter to November.

    Admission: 3 € which includes a glass of wine.

  • Senheim Sculpture Park
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    Senheim Sculpture Park

    Senheim Sculpture Park, 15 km from Cochem, is an open-air museum set in a tributary valley of the Moselle. Created in 1999 by four artists, the park now extends from the banks of the river up into the vineyards and contains artworks which add new, thought-provoking dimensions while bringing new life to the countryside and villages. The series of artworks is complemented by the granite sculpture of an artist who lived and worked in this region.

  • The old quarter
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    The old quarter

    In the bustling old quarter of Cochem, the timber-framed houses, the market square with its baroque town hall and Martins-Brunnen, St. Martin's Church and the former Capuchin monastery (now an arts centre) have been well preserved and lovingly restored. Sections of the old town walls have also been well maintained, including the historical Enderttor, Mäusetor and Balduinstor town gates. The Cochem tourist office has maps and more information.

  • Cochem Chair Lift (Sesselbahn)
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    Cochem Chair Lift (Sesselbahn)

    Ride via chair lift up to one of the most panoramic viewpoints over Cochem, the Pinner Kreuz. Besides open double chairs, there are also cabins that can be closed according to the weather conditions. After 360 meters at a speed of 0.8 meters per second you will reach the top station, 255 meters above sea level. Optional walking excursions from the top point are to a Leisure and Wildlife Park or main villiage of Klotten, where a ferry back to Cochem is available.

    Hours: Open mid-March to mid-November; check website for specific hours.

    Admission: Adults start at 4.30 € one-way, Children from 1.90 €.

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Travel Insider Tips for Cochem

Cochem Overview

Cochem is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, capital of the district Cochem-Zell. It is situated in the valley of the Mosel, at the foot of a hill surrounded by a feudal castle, the Reichsburg, dating from 1051. The town is surrounded by vineyards.

Things to See in Cochem

Reichenburg Cochem-completed in 1130; castle was under the Palatine war of succession by troops of the French King Louis XIV occupied and destroyed in 1689. Since 1978 the city itself has taken to its caring

Burgruine Winneburg

Pestkapelle St. Roch

Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus

Kapelle Zu den drei Kreuzen

City Hall and the old market square with Martin Wells

Chairlift to Pinnerkreuz


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More about the History of Cochem

In 1688, King Louis XIV of France; during his invasion of the Rhine and the Moselle, swept in and captured Cochem Castle. His troops completely occupied the area and on May 19, 1689 they destroyed Cochem castle by setting it afire, undermining it and blowing it apart. Not satisfied with just the castle the town of Cochem was almost destroyed also. During World War II, the operations staff of the underground subcamp Zeisig of the Natzweiler concentration camp between the villages Bruttig and Treis was located here. At its height, 13,000 people were imprisoned. They provided slave labour for Bosch, which made war-important spark plugs, ignition systems and glow plugs under brutal conditions.

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Cochem is the capital of the district Cochem-Zell in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated in the valley of the Moselle River, at the foot of a hill surrounded by a feudal castle, the Reichsburg, dating from 1051. The town is surrounded by vineyards. There are numerous sites to visit in Cochem, but no itinerary should skip the Moselle Promenade, the city hall and old market square, and the Cochem Castle.

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