Cochem

Beautiful medieval town in Cochem
Beautiful medieval town in Cochem

Although small, the fairytale-esque German town of Cochem is sure to make a big impression. Situated within the breathtaking Moselle Valley on one of the winding Moselle River’s seemingly endless hairpin bends, Cochem is amongst Europe’s most charming and picturesque locations. Sailing here is always simply unforgettable, with views of unspoilt lush-green countryside to enjoy from your riverboat, while in the town itself there are plenty of eye-catching sights to discover too.

Tucked away within the town’s narrow streets and twisting, maze-like alleys you can uncover a jumble of restored and remarkably well-preserved half-timbered houses; remains of the old town walls and fortifications such as the Endert Gate Tower and the Guard House, which date back to the 14th century; and the baroque-style, early-18th century Town Hall. A walk along the Moselle promenade is highly recommended too; while it is also well worth stopping by one of the friendly pubs or restaurants to try Riesling wines which are produced from grapes sourced at nearby vineyards. [ReadMore]

Literally unmissable is the magnificent Reichsburg Castle. Towering above the town atop a 330-foot-high hill, Reichsburg is one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable landmarks seen anywhere on the banks of the Moselle. The climb to this centuries-old structure is steep, but it’s well worth making the effort, if you have time, to admire the castle’s interesting mix of architectural styles, learn more about it’s fascinating history and capture a glimpse of the beautiful surrounding valleys, vineyards and towns.  

Cruises to Cochem

Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2103

 Cologne
Brabant
Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Deutsches Eck - headland where the Moselle joins the Rhine, Koblenz, Germany Deutsches Eck - headland where the Moselle joins the Rhine, Koblenz, Germany

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2110

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 07 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2111

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211112

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Brabant cruising the Middle Moselle river Brabant cruising the Middle Moselle river

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2113

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 28 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2114

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211415

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Wonderful landscapes from the wine road along the Moselle river in Luxembourg Wonderful landscapes from the wine road along the Moselle river in Luxembourg

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2116

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 18 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2117

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg

The Complete Rhine • R211718

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Brabant docked in Cochem, Germany Brabant docked in Cochem, Germany

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2119

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 08 Sep 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2120

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 15 Sep 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.