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Cochem River Cruises

About Cochem

Though it is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany, picturesque Cochem can actually be found on the Moselle River, on the opposite bank to the port of BernKastel. It is a popular port of call on Moselle river cruise itineraries and also on more extensive itineraries which explore numerous ports of call along the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers. The town has roots which extend as far back as Celtic and Roman times and was first historically documented in 886. It was granted town rights in 1332 and its fortifications, which can still be seen today, were then built. It’s been stricken with the plague, besieged, conquered and reconstructed over the years but has survived it all and today is a key place for Moselle river cruisers to explore.

Exploring Cochem

The town itself is wonderfully scenic and its beautiful architecture is an attraction in itself, meaning that a walking tour is a great way to spend the morning. The town’s focal point and its most popular attraction, however, is the imposing Reichsburg Castle, which surveys the village below from its lofty hilltop perch. The views from the top of both the Moselle and the town are worth the trek on their own but a guided tour of the castle is of great value and offers some fascinating insights into its history.

Another popular architectural attraction in Cochem is the Catholic Church of St Martin, a beautiful medieval place of worship with an onion-domed tower – quite unusual for Catholic churches in this area of Europe – and some beautiful modern stained glass installations. The Rathaus, or Town Hall, is a charming timber-framed delight and another popular attraction, dating back to Renaissance times, while the Enderttor – once a tavern of somewhat ill repute – is today one of the town’s most popular landmarks and certainly a much safer and enjoyable place to visit, and the beer’s excellent too.

For the ultimate view of both the river and the town, be sure to take a trip on the Cochemer Sesselbahn or Cochem chairlift, which is a thoroughly enjoyable and scenic ride to the top of a nearby hill. There’s a café at the summit if you feel like enjoying a drink or a snack while taking in the view, as well as a trail which eventually leads to the neighbouring Klotten Wildlife Park, which is around 30-minute walk away.

Cochem tips

If you’re in search of a souvenir, stoneware bottles of various sizes containing Mosel wine are a popular choice, while if you’re in need of a bite to eat, the town boasts an impressive choice of high-quality eateries for its size.

Cochem Itineraries

Berlin

Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Bernkastel

5 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Bernkastel, to Berlin
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2429pp
Berlin

Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Berlin

5 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
9 Nights From Berlin, to Bernkastel
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2429pp
Trier

Wine Towns of the Moselle

1 sailing date September 2021
6 Nights From Trier, Germany to Cochem
Saga River Cruises logo CALL
Bernkastel

Basel To Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4229pp
Amsterdam

Trier To Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2859pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam To Trier

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Trier
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2859pp
Strasbourg

Amsterdam To Starsbourg

9 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4339pp
Cochem

Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2023
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4229pp
Rotterdam

Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2023
15 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £10989pp
Koblenz

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine

1 sailing date August 2021
29 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Cochem

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4159pp
Boppard

New Year on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Dusseldorf
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1149pp
Amsterdam

Trier To Amsterdam

2 sailing dates July 2022 to August 2022
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2719pp
Cochem

Jazz and Wine on the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date October 2022
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
Saga River Cruises logo CALL
Bernkastel

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

10 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4499pp
Boppard

Jazz and Wine on the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date September 2022
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1299pp
Rudesheim

Romantic Rhineland

1 sailing date June 2022
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1199pp
Amsterdam

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam - Zurich

2 sailing dates May 2022 to August 2022
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5599pp
Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date September 2022
13 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £2049pp
Rudesheim

Romantic Rhineland

1 sailing date September 2022
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1199pp

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