Cochem: The pearl of the Moselle River

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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.
I spent there a few days, it was really great!
The magnificent Reichsburg, the big castle, situated on a precipitous rock high above the town, dominates the landscape.
As impressive as the castle itself is the view of the Moselle Valley with its beautiful forests, meadows, fields and vineyards, as well as the old part of the town.
The town of Cochem itself is a sight worth seeing, not only because of its narrow streets and alleys twisty, the lovingly restored half timbered houses with the typical slate roofs, the historical market-place, but also because of its medieval town gates, churches and walls.
I `ve enjoyed walking along the Mosel promenade which was decorated with flowers.
I made a river tour on one of the Moselle boats in the night when the lights of the castle and the town are reflected in the water.
Cochem offers a lot of vacation opportunities: chair lift rides up the hills was one of them, which I did.
The food in the restaurants was very good.
Cochem is 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 wealth of leisure activities make your stay here a true experience.


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