Uferstrasse 13, Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56812, Germany
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Travel Tips for Cochem
The "Cochemer Nachtwaechter" - tour
Every thursday you may take a special tour with the medieval night-watchman of Cochem, he will be dressed like in the old times and carry his helebard and lantern. He will walk with you through the village and the castle of Cochem, telling you old stories and historic facts.
That tour takes about 2 hours and costs 7 Euros per person, in case that there will be at least 15 participants. Otherwise there is a minimum-fee of 100 Euros for that tour.
Reservation is necessary for that tour - you may use the e-mail-adress below !
A map of Cochem
You can find a simplified map of Cochem here. When I went to the toilet at some coffeehouse on Marktplatze, I found a stand with more detailed maps of Cochem in various languages. That was VERY useful, because it mentioned all the highlights.
Yeah, I really went up!
When you're almost at the top, a photographer will shout something at you. If you say 'yes' your picture will be taken and it will cost you € 7 which you pay in cash once you get out of the cablecar. Then you fill out an envelope with your address and two copies of the photo will be mailed to you.
I got mine in the post today (errr, that's Sept. 2007, a week after I returned home).
On top of the hill...
The castle looks so wonderful on top of the hill. Hahaha, there is one problem though! You have to walk all the way up there to take a look at the castle! You can park your car in the village of Cochem, there are quite a few spots available along the river. Close to the centre it is paid parking, but if you follow the road a bit longer from the centre of the village along the river towards the castle, you can find some free parking spots as well.
Taking pictures :-)
All over the place were beautiful pieces of furniture that seem to come from all over the world. I was really surprised I was allowed to take pictures of everything though, even with flash! Hahaha, and tour guide didn't need to say that twice! It was great to be able to click my camera as much as I wished :-)