Vacation and Recreation

FS - UrlaubCochem 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 vacation opportunities: chair lift rides up the hills, a recreation center with wave pool, a special playground for children (Kinderland), a heated swimming pool, miniature golf, tennis courts, a bowling alley, bike rental, yacht ports, etc. The Moselle is a paradise for water sports and fishing. A network of hiking paths leads through vineyards and forests.

FS - VacationWinery tours, wine seminars, and wine-tastings are evidence of the popularity of the Cochem area. Along with the traditional Wine Festivals there are also many medieval-style festivals. Castle tours, historical city tours und trips with the "Moselle Wine Express" are also offered. Evenings offer opportunities for dancing and local entertainment. Throughout the year there are many events in the resort town of Cochem. The season begins with the Easter Market two weeks before Easter. It continues with the Moselle Wine Week in mid-June. Over 300 wines are offered for sampling at twelve wine stands.

On the first weekend in August the Cochem castle invites "ladies and gentlemen, young and old, rich and poor" to the Castle Festival. The highlight of the festivities is the annual Hometown and Wine Festival with its firework show. The festival takes place the last weekend in August. The year's new wine can be sampled at the New Wine Festival at the beginning of November. The Christmas Market awakens the Christmas spirit. The Market also ends the annual schedule of events.

For further information concerning vacation and recreation:

Tourist-Information Centre
Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem
Phone: (0049)(0)2671 / 60040
Fax:     (0049)(0)2671 / 600444
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