Cochem Transportation

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    Travelling with (young) kids.

    by Jerelis Written May 22, 2013

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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    Take the Mosel-Wein-Express

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    the Mosel-Wein-Express in Cochem

    In Cochem it might be a good idea to take the tour with the small street-train, shown on my picture: The Mosel-Wein-Express.
    The tours will start on a regular basis on the big square next to the Mosel-bridge in the very centre of Cochem.
    The ride takes 25 minutes and is 4 Euros - that price includes a coupon for a glass of Mosel-wine, that you may taste in a nearby shop. The wine-glass will be your souvenir ! Children pay just 2 Euros, but will get NO drinks.

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    Car hire

    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mosel Valley


    I hired a car at Hahn Airport with 'Sixti Car Hire' where you can hire a car (a 'Smart') as cheap as 5 euro a day! You have to read the fine print though, as there are quite a few things you have to pay attention to. But this can be a very cheap option if you don't need the car for a long distance and travel off-season.

    There are some extra costs involved when you hire a car here, so the 5 euro won't fully cover it. The main thing to think about it the insurance at 6,50 euro a day. Maybe you also want / need passenger accident insurance which costs 3 euro a day and additional driver at 3 euro a day. And last, but not least... the car cleaning through SIXTI for 15 euro!!! Not cheap, but you can save on that though if you make sure you return a clean car (we did that and it was no problem).

    The last catch in the contract is the maximum mileage. I think it is maximum 200 kilometres. For excess mileage you have to pay 0.15 euro per kilometre. But even with extra mileage this may turn out into a cheap deal.

    I didn't rent the 'Smart' but opted for a slighter bigger car which was only a little bit more expensive. The car was in great condition, really new, absolutely nothing to complain about.

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    castle bus

    by doug48 Updated Jun 8, 2008

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    you can walk to the reichsburg (castle) but it is quite a hike. i personally recommend taking the bus. for a small fee you can get a bus to the castle from cochem's bus station. at the castle stop you then have a 200 meter walk to the castle gate. the bus leaves every 30 minutes.

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    Little tourist train

    by ATLC Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    Cochem

    It's called Panorama Bahn and a ride takes about 25 minutes.
    You can discover Cochem instead of walking and climbing :-)
    You can simply buy a ticket with the driver.

    Price: 4,70 euro (adult), 2,70 euro (children up to 12). And adults get a glass of Mosel wine!
    You can get onto the Panorama Bahn near the bridge.
    Prices: 2007

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    Train taxi

    by ATLC Written Sep 18, 2007

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    Cochem

    Cochem has a train station. From there it is a very short walk to the center. Or you can take a shuttle bus to the castle (also a short ride). There's also plenty of parking space near the train station.

    For all info about trains in Germany, you can use the website below.

    Oh, and... don't forget to send a postcard home!

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    Parking

    by ATLC Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    As I said somewhere else on this page, parking is busy here but possible.
    Either park along the Mosel if you find a spot. Or go to the parking garage in Endertstrasse.

    We parked twice in Cochem. Once dead center near the bridge on Bockbrunnerplatz (parallel to the Moselpromenade) where we paid 2 euro for 2 hours (which is the max. time you can park here) . We came back after about 2 hours, filled up the meter (photo 2) and went to do the cablecar ride.
    Then for our castle visit we drove back, direction Trier, and parked for 80 eurocent per hour (but we could park there for 10 hours max.). That's photo 1.

    So you see, there are differences in price and parking time, depending where you park the car.

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    Where are you anyway?

    by ATLC Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    This street sign gives you an idea of where you are when visiting Cochem. 88 kms from Trier, 49 kms from Koblenz. Also, if you are coming from direction Trier, you should know that parking possibilities stretch out right along Cochem. So don't get nervous to park the car anywhere, there's still plenty of parking space once you pass under the bridge, towards the trainstation (Bahnhof).

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    Bicycle hire

    by ATLC Written Sep 18, 2007

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    Along the Mosel where the riverboats dock, you can hire a bicycle. Not necessarily to explore Cochem because that's done best on foot. But all along the Mosel are cycling paths and you see many people of all ages doing that.
    A day's hire (24 hours) costs 8 euro (2007). To hire you need to show your ID and pay 20 euro deposit per bicycle.

    Fahrrad = bicycle in German
    Fahrradverleih = bicycle hire

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    Route to the castle on foot

    by ATLC Written Sep 18, 2007

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    Map route to castle Cochem

    Park your car somewhere along the Mosel. About the nearest would be Oberer Weg, paralel to the Mosel promenade. If you park along the Mosel in this area, the parking is free. Or it would cost you 80 eurocent per hour (Oberer weg).
    Then you walk through the 1st gate which is Martinstor. This is a bit of a climb. Between Martinstor and Rochuskapelle it gets even steeper.
    After the chapel you go down a bit to the little tiny Maria chapel (not on the map) and from there some steps up to the castle. When you arrive above you'll see a parking space on your left for only about 20 cars. This takes you about 15 minutes on foot and quite a bit of panting!

    See the map.

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    Day Boat Trips

    by hquittner Written Jun 19, 2006

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    The boat docks below the Promenade

    In planning to visit the Mosel remember that you can go between certain towns by boat. They dock in Cochem just West of the main bridge. I do not know if there are also short trips to and from Cochem during the day. I am sure that this occurs out of Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach. I do not know the addresses .

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  • Alone at Hahn Airport

    by JohnTP Written May 29, 2005

    To get to Cochem you have to fly into Hahn Airport. The airport is in the middle of nowhere. There is regular bus service that takes you into Frankfurt outside the airport but nothing for Cochem or the Moselle Valley, you need to hire a car. I used Herz car rental company and had no problems - 251 euros for seven day hire. The car journey to Cochem is extremely enjoyable. The roads are quiet (during Spring and Autumn) and the scenery magnificent. Journey time about one highly enjoyable hour.

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    Get to Cochem by train

    by globetrott Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    the train-station in Cochem

    Unlike the Rhine-valley the train will mostly just go on the left bank of the river Mosel / Moselle. In Cochem it will even go a big part inside a tunnel, so you might sleep a lot better than in other small villages along the river, where the train will run directely through the villages.
    From the trainstation you may take the bus to get to most of the villages along the Mosel-valley, that have no train-connection.
    For more details and departure-times, please have a look on my link below !

    The trainstation of Cochem is at the east-end of the village, about 500 meters from the bridge across the river.

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    Parking for cars & motorhomes in Cochem

    by globetrott Written Apr 7, 2005

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    the special parking fro motorhomes in Cochem

    The closer you get to the centre of Cochem, the harder and more expensive will it get to park your car.
    The parking on my picture is at the west-end of the city (in direction to Bernkastel) and it is ment only for motorhomes. You may park there day and night, but you have to pay each and every hour, while at other places you pay just during the day 09.00a.m. - 07.00p.m.

    When arriving from direction Koblenz you will see lots of good parking-lots along the street totally free of charge in a distance of 500 meters to the Mosel-bridge. That is certainly the best choice to park your car or motorhome, especially when you arrive in the morning and intend to stay most of the day.

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    Take the chairlift to Pinnerkreuz

    by globetrott Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    the chairlift to the Pinnerkreuz.

    Pinnerkreuz is a mountain opposite of the beautiful castle of Cochem and from there you may enjoy the very best view of the castle, the Mosel-valley and its surroundings.
    On top of the mountain you may take several hiking-paths or spend some time in the restaurant with a perfect view on the castle.
    The tickets for the chairlift are 4 Euros one-way or 5,50 Euros return.
    Almost on the very top you will be asked by a charming lady, whether you like to have a picture taken from you.
    When you are back in the valley again, you will get 2 different postcards with you on the lift and the castle of Cochem in the background for a total of 7 Euros.
    When you click on my picture, you may see the castle between the cables.

    The chairlift is operated
    between easter and mid-november 09.30a.m. - 06.30p.m.
    The lift is in Endertstrasse 44
    you simply follow the street next to the Mosel-bridge to the north.

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