Herrenstrasse 16, Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56812, Germany
More about Cochem
A river cruise boat
Part of Cochem seen from Reichsburg castle
Travel Tips for Cochem
Eating and drinking like the old knights
Twice a week, upon reservation, you may attend a big medieval meal in Cochem castle for a price of 39 Euros per person. This special event will start with a guided tour through the castle and will last about 4 hours, including the meal, live music with old instruments etc.
The 1st jug of wine is included, all other drinks have to be payed seperate. There will be actors in old costumes and a nice "show" during the meal, that will be eaten with your hands...
That kind of meal is held the whole year
every friday at 07.00p.m. and every saturday at 06.00p.m.
Reservation is necessary at : Reichsburg Cochem GmbH.
D-56812 Cochem - Schlossstrasse 36
Local Wine Tasting
Don't miss to arrange a meeting with one of the local vine-grower. For a little budget you can taste the different types of wine. I did this with my class and after a dozen classes we were all smiling and giggling. Of course, afterwards you can buy the wines you liked most.
On that day morning it's quite crowded. Tourists rushed into the small city.
In Cochem there are many small shops. The most sell clothes, shoes and suveniours. In city center there are also several bars: dark inside with loud music, people talk and drink alchohol. It' interesting to see different bars.
Touch the belly of the mermaid for good luck
Nice old-fashioned chandeliers of that type with a mermaid in combination with the horns of a deer were quite common in the castles of medieval times and there is a saying, that it will bring you good luck, when you touch the belly of that mermaid.
So you will understand, why the color is almost gone at the place, where all the visitors, including me, touched the poor mermaid.
Good to see that these chandeliers were never electrified, they simply look much more interesting and more authentic that way...
Some good luck....
Okay, lets go inside again. Hahaha, and I promise I won't look outside the window again! :-))
This is a lamp hanging in one of the rooms. But it is not 'just' a lamp! If you touch the lamp on the front side it should bring you luck. And as you can see many have tried this option! The red paint has almost disappeared!
In the background you can see one of the many beautiful ceilings. None of the ceilings in the castle are the same, so don't forget to take a look up as well when you walk through the castle.