Hotel Haus Sonnschein
Uferstrasse 1-5, Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56812, Germany
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Pestkapelle St Rochus, Cochem, Germany 2010
Travel Tips for Cochem
Mittelalterliches Burgfest August 6+7th, 2005
That "Mittelalterliches Burgfest" is a festivity inside and around the castle of Cochem and it will take you back into the times of the middle ages.
There will be a medieval market like in the old days, when the travelling craftsmen offered their goods and services , there will be knight-tournaments and artisitic performances and of course you may taste food and drinks like in medieval times.
The festivities will start at 10.00a.m. !
For future years you may search on this link for the dates of the festivities ! click on "Gesamtübersicht Veranstaltungen" Unfortunately most of the text is in german only...
The castle tour 14: the well
The castle well yields water from 50 metres deep. It is rainwater that comes through the rock to the Mosel. If it were to be ground water, the well would have to be dug 50 metres deeper!
Address: Schlossstr 36, 56812 Cochem
Directions: Take a shuttle bus from the parking lot near the train station or do the steep climb (about 15 minutes) on foot. If by car: drive west along the Mosel, then turn right into Schlossstrasse. But beware: only about 20 places for parking!
Traben-Trarbach - 45km upstream from Cochem
Traben-Trarbach is a small town with an interesting architecture, about 45km upstream from Cochem.
On my picture you may see "Brückentor" a gate built over the Mosel-bridge. On 1st floor you will find a restaurant called "Brücken-Schenke" with a perfect view on the river Mosel / Moselle and also the cars passing by underneath.
This restaurant is open daily from 11.00a.m.
D-56841 Traben-Tarbach - Brückenstrasse 33
Springtime in Cochem
Going to Cochem during the springtime is really nice. The trees were starting to bloom, the sun was shining nicely and there are not that many tourists around. During the summer it can be really crowded here, maybe even too crowded, so I can really recommend to visit this place during the spring.
An extra bonus for this trip was this wonderful 'spring' feeling. In Sweden it was still a bit 'winter-like', no spring flowers yet! And this touch of spring was so lovely; weather that we had to wait for a few more weeks up in Sweden, but I could enjoy it already for one day :-)
a great balcony facing the Mosel - valley
This is a covered balcony, from where you may look down to the valley of the Mosel / Moselle. A gentle breeze will guarantee a cosy and fresh atmosphere there even on a hot summerday. You will be protected against the sun and may still sit outside in the fresh air.
All of the wooden columns are beautifully decorated and flowers bloom there some weeks ahead of the time because of the perfect location.
In general in the Mosel- and parts of the Rhine-valley trees and flowers start blooming 1-2 weeks ahead of other areas in Germany.