The Charm of Cochem and the Mosel River
Cochem is popularly known as the pearl of the River Mosel. An adorable gem of German culture, it is situated in the most idyllic part of the Mosel Valley where the river curls between Eifel and Hundsruck. Ranked as one of the most charming villages along the Mosel, Cochem inspired even the Romans to sing its praises. There are a handful of towns in Germany which are as beautiful and charming as Cochem. Its vivid and striking beauty attracts countless visitors who fall in love with the place at the very first sight. Wherever you go every nook and corner of this attractive village speaks volumes about its rich history, legend and folklore.
Cochem is encircled by towering elevations, steep vineyards and quintessential wine villages. You can enjoy wine tastings, festivals and authentic hospitality offered by these quaint wine villages.
Centuries of History in Cochem
Cochem, for centuries, has been steeped in beauty and culture and probably stays so even today. It takes pride in its several exquisite buildings, picturesque cottages, black and tan guild houses and meandering streets. One of the greatest attractions of the place is town square marked with its half-timbered houses. Another high point of the town is Cochem Castle or Schloss Reichsburg which spectacularly soars above the town. This German castle is more than a castle. It is the biggest hill-castle on the Mosel and looks like a typical fairy tale castle.
Cochem also boasts of being the heart of the Mosel wine trade. It is popularly renowned for its topical wines due to the existence of many vineyards and small family run wineries in the neighboring towns along Mosel.
As a tourist destination, Cochem got recognition first in the early 19th century when it received its first actual tourists. They were predominantly English artists who immortalized the beauty and allure of the Mosel Valley in their drawings and paintings. Cochem grew into the first genuine tourist spot on the Mosel during 1930s.
Mosel River Cruises
The pretty village of Cochem is a must see. Book your holiday on one of our Mosel River cruises and have an unforgettable experience of its beauty, history and wines!