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Cochem - a short introduction - The pearl of the River Moselle
In the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley, where the river curves between two hiking paradises - Eifel and Hunsrück - lies the old town of Cochem. Even the Romans sang the praises of this remarkable landscape. It is true - a few things have changed since then, but the attraction has remained because the past centuries - above all the Middle Ages - have left their marks here. The magnificent ... Read more
Moselle-Promenade Cochem
Vacation and Recreation in Cochem
Cochem is the recognized centre of a geographical area especially well suited for tourism. There are over 3.300 beds in area hotels, pensions and vacation homes. Of the 350.000 annual overnight guests, 150.000 are foreigners. There are also three large camping areas. Nestled in the romantic Moselle valley and in the shadow of the magical Cochem castle, Cochem offers a large palette of ... Read more
Vacation and Recreation in Cochem
The Sights Of Cochem
Worth seeing are the remains of the old town wall, for example the "Endert gate Tower" with its adjoining Guard House dating back to 1332, the fortified tower and "Balduin's gate" near the churchyard wall in the "Obergasse", the "Burgfrieden gate" and gangway, the beautiful baroque styled town hall built in 1739, the market-place with its "Martin's Fountain" and the old gabled houses built on steep, narrow alleys ... Read more
The Sights Of Cochem
The Reichsburg Castle in Cochem - A Living Legend
As a link between the distant past and the present, Cochem Castle represents a landmark of the city and of the region. Around the castle yard stand defence turrets which tower overhead, suggesting through their form a direct line to the omnipotence of God. Sitting on one of the mighty walls and looking down to the romantic Moselle valley you may easily fall in love with this place. On the right, you ... Read more
The Reichsburg Castle in Cochem
Holiday "Island" For All - the leisure paradise invites you
An absolute must for every guest is a visit to the swimming pool in Cochem. The large leisure centre offers a great variety of facilities to delight the visitors in Cochem all over the year. The fantastic water landscape, a super sauna-facility, tennis courts, miniature golf and a well maintained camping site give you the chance to rest, to relax and to enjoy yourself. A pleasant atmosphere makes every visit ... Read more
Holiday Island For All
History of Cochem
The history of Cochem in Celtic, Roman and early Middle Ages is unknown. It is first mentioned in a document of the Abbey of Prüm dated 20. XII 866. The noble matron Hieldilda donated a number of properties to the monastery, including a manor house "in villa cucheme". Here in the fortified castle the Rhenish counts palatine, the Ezzonen, held court until 1151. It was probably built by one of ... Read more
History of Cochem
We are pleased to welcome you in English to our website. The holiday land of Cochem is not without good reason one of the most well known and well loved holiday destinations in Germany. The historical, medieval old town, the unique Moselle countryside with its picturesque wine-growers' villages, numerous festivals and markets, a varied gastronomy and a whole ... Read more



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