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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

Cochem

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

10 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

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Cochem

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

14 sailing dates October 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Amsterdam

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

9 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Koblenz

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Boppard

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden

12 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
11 Nights From Baden-Baden, to Frankfurt
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Bernkastel

Frankfurt to Baden-Baden

10 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Baden-Baden
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Strasbourg

The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2020
12 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Breisach

The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
12 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Heidelberg

Rhine Moselle River Cruise

1 sailing date May 2020
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Boppard

Rhine Moselle River Cruise

1 sailing date May 2020
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Rudesheim

Grand Cruise of the Rhine Moselle and Main

1 sailing date October 2019
14 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Strasbourg to Remich

1 sailing date October 2020
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Remich
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Rudesheim

Strasbourg to Remich

33 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Remich
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Strasbourg

Remich to Strasbourg

23 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
6 Nights From Remich , to Strasbourg
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Frankfurt

Roundtrip Strasbourg

1 sailing date May 2020
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Frankfurt

Roundtrip Strasbourg

1 sailing date May 2019
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg

Zurich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Zurich to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle Discovery - Basel to Trier

3 sailing dates October 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Trier
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Rudesheim

Roundtrip Cologne

2 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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