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Cruises to Cochem

Cochem (Photo:leoks/Shutterstock)

About Cochem

Surrounded by steep vineyards, overlooked by an imposing castle and with a charming old town filled with half-timbered houses, Cochem is the archetypal German town and one of the prettiest places on the Moselle.

River ships moor in the heart of the town, which is divided by the river. A nearby bridge leads to the waterfront and narrow cobbled streets of the old town, which can easily be explored on foot.

The main attraction is Reichsburg Castle, also called Cochem Imperial Castle. It dates back to the 11th century and is the largest hill castle on the Moselle. Most river cruises offer a tour of the castle as an included shore excursion.

Cochem is also in the heart of the Moselle's wine producing region, known for crisp dry Rieslings. The town has many wine stores and your cruise may also include a tasting.

  • Why go to Cochem?

  • Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

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Avalon Imagery II
Avalon Imagery II

10 Night
The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles W...Details

75 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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9 Night
The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles W...Details

75 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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River Queen

11 Night
Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-badenDetails

49 Reviews
Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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8 Night
The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles W...Details

75 Reviews
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4 Rivers: The Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, And...Details

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4 Rivers: The Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, And...Details

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Legendary Rhine & MoselleDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Bernkastel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 28, 2022
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The Rhine & Moselle For Wine Lovers: Canals, Viney...Details

78 Reviews
Leaving:Remich
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Sep 11, 2022
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Romantic Rhine & Moselle With SwitzerlandDetails

74 Reviews
Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jul 20, 2023
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Romantic Rhine & Moselle With SwitzerlandDetails

152 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
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Jul 12, 2023
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Rhine & MoselleDetails

49 Reviews
Leaving:Frankfurt
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Romantic Rhine & MoselleDetails

74 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 8, 2023
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74 Reviews
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Oct 9, 2023
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Europe’s Rivers & CastlesDetails

107 Reviews
Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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Legendary Rhine & MoselleDetails

11 Reviews
Leaving:Bernkastel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Why go to Cochem?

Pros:

Towering over the city, Cochem Castle is one of the most prominent castles in Europe

Cons:

Because the castle is located on a hill, the path up is steep and can be dangerous

Bottom Line:

You'll love Cochem if your idea of fun is soaking up the scenery with a glass of Riesling in hand

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The currency is the euro. For up-to-date exchange rates, visit www.xe.com. There are several ATMs (geldautomats) in and around the old town, include the Vereinigte Volksbank Raiffeisenbank at 25 Ravenestrasse, close to the tourist information center.

Language?

German is spoken in Cochem.


Cochem Cruise Reviews
Nice port, lovely town but very touristy.Read More
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loge23
You get to experience a lock transfer during the day which is fin. The castle tour was good with a mini bus taking you as far up the hill as possible saving many uphill steps. There is an interesting wall as the brRead More
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JandJ Travelers
The ship docked in a nice area in Koblenz. The coach ride to Cochem was about an hour each way but the scenery was very nice. The guide took us through the town pointing out the local sights. The town is hilly witRead More
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nancyevans
We were very impressed with this stunning medieval town. The 1,000 years old Reichsburg Castle was amazing & beautiful...Read More
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