Visit Cochem: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Cochem

Cochem Castle
From its hilltop perch, this grandiose castle dominates the sky over Cochem. The original 12th-century construction was destroyed in 1689, but some years later businessman Louis Ravené bought the ruins and erected this magnificent Neo-Gothic beast as a summer residence. Not a bad spot for a second home.
Historic Mustard Mill
Too much mustard gets up your nose? Nonsense! If you’re a fan of this spicy condiment, then you’ll be in your element at the world’s oldest mustard mill – dating back to 1810. They have a wide range of mustards on sale, with plenty of free samples available so you can be sure you’re making the best choice.
Cochem Market Square
This little square is straight out of a fairy tale. Its house-fronts charm all comers with their cutesy beams and flowerboxes, while the Town Hall’s Baroque-style tower pokes above the rooftops. It’s the perfect setting for a spot of people watching. Just pull up a chair at one of the terrace cafés and observe the locals as they go about their business.
Cochem Chair Lift
Soaring over the merging Rhine and Moselle rivers, these cabins reach a height of 360 metres before making a stop at Pinner Kreuz. As you skim over forest, you’ll get the ideal vantage point of this UNESCO site. After hopping off, you can wander to Klotten village and jump on a ferry back to Cochem to take in the scenery the region is renowned for.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

Very Good
Quaint little town in the middle of Germany's idyllic wine country. A couple of days here to step back in time was very nice. Very touristy though, and it was tricky to find a decent spot for dinner.
October 9, 2017
Very Good
If you like hiking and the natural environment there are great walks to do that range from short 1 hour strolls to a full day. Make the effort to get out of Cochem by public transport and visit small villages close by.
October 13, 2017
Easy to get to by train from many other places. Castle is well worth a visit, . Excellent cafes and shopS and walks by the river. Wednesday is market day, so lots of stalls set up near the Info Centre,
Kay and Jim
New Zealand
October 11, 2017
Very Good
Cochem is a lovely little town. We loved the setting, the charm and the scenery. We would love to return. Oh, also, the shopping!
United States of America
October 4, 2017
The town itself is lovely and so beautiful. A typical German old town by the Mosel river. The castle is charming and the vineyards along the Mosel make the whole picture perfect. The view from the castle is breathtaking.
November 11, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Cochem

Hotel und Gästehaus Gute Quelle

7.9 Good

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Hotel Ravene

9.3 Awesome

Score from 310 reviews


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Hotel La Baia

8.3 Very Good

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Hotel Zehnthof

8.6 Excellent

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Parkhotel Cochem

8.9 Excellent

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Hotel am Markt

8.9 Excellent

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Hotel Villa Vinum Cochem

9 Awesome

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Hotel Germania

8.6 Excellent

Score from 398 reviews


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Moselstern Hotel Brixiade &Triton

7.2 Good

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People were more knowledgeable than I expected. On wine menus it also displays acidity and sugar levels which was interesting and made it easier to choose the sweetest wines.

The Mosel river and surrounding area is a must visit and ideal for all types of transportation, popular with motorcyclists and bicyclists.

Several bars and wine bars to choose from, restaurants were ok with you just having a drink with out eating

The town has a very relaxed atmosphere nobody is hustling or bustling you.

Both the town castle and nearby Burg Elz were two of the best.

Nice old town with parts of the town wall still standing.

Made me feel relaxed and happy

The castle and city

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