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Cruises to Cochem

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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.

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Viking Hild
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11 Night
Cities Of LightDetails

78 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Nov 11, 2023
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Avalon Visionary

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

78 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Jul 28, 2023
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11 Night
Cities Of LightDetails

78 Reviews
Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Nov 18, 2023
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Viking Alsvin

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Christmas On The Rhine & MoselleDetails

140 Reviews
Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Paris To The Swiss AlpsDetails

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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & CastlesDetails

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Leaving:Amsterdam
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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & CastlesDetails

78 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Jul 28, 2023
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The Rhine & MoselleDetails

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

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The Rhine And Moselle RiversDetails

Leaving:Strasbourg
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles W...Details

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Leaving:Amsterdam
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Rhine & Moselle FairytalesDetails

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Leaving:Paris
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The Rhine & MoselleDetails

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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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Charming Castles & Vineyards Of The Rhine & Mosell...Details

108 Reviews
Leaving:Mainz
Cruise Line:Scenic River
May 1, 2024
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More about Cochem

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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