Germany is known for having the cutest little medieval towns with a castle to match and Cochem is no exception. On our German Castle Tour, we discovered the decades old charm of Cochem for ourselves and it did not disappoint.
The main attraction in Cochem is the Reichsburg castle but there are still plenty of other things to do making it worthy of a trip! Cochem is a hiking paradise with options like the Eifel and Hunsrück ranges. If you prefer to sit back and enjoy the views go for a river wine cruise along the Moselle.
In this guide you’ll find a list of spots not to miss, budgeting tips, and highlights of the city from personal experience.
Accommodation– average of 100€ for 3-star accommodation. Try to look for options anywhere along the Mosel. Wake up to stunning views of the Mosel valley like the kings and queens of the past! *We covered this city in a day so keep in mind that day trips are also totally do-able. Though it would have been nice to explore the region a little bit more!
Food– budget around 28€ per day. Check out Alte Wein Wirtschaft to get an impressive sampling of local wines. The patio section is a delight on warm, sunny days! They also have a wide selection of dishes to choose from so do stay for lunch/dinner! By the way, we enjoyed the wine so much we even brought a few bottles home with us. Good quality wine is not hard to come by in Cochem. 😉
Transportation– traverse the city with its winding alleys and steep streets by foot. Heck, you may even discover a new hidden restaurant or shop you never would’ve discovered otherwise. Though it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a bike out for a spin along the valley (see top sights to see) either.
Suggested daily budget– given accommodation, food, and activity costs, you should budget around 150-200€ per day to be safe.
We hope some of these tips could help ease the planning process! Have you ever been to Cochem? What tips would you add to this list?