Proudly enthroned above Cochem on mighty cliffs, you will find the venerable Cochem Castle (built circa 1,000 AD) with its unequalled layout, bay windows and battlements. Impregnable upon the prominent mount and rising over 100 metres above the Moselle, it is regarded as the highest hill fortress along the river.
Cochem, the charming pearl of the Moselle and the romantic wine town, forms a glimmering centre point in the Moselle holiday region. This is immediately evident when approaching from Valwig — around the Brauselay and Lorelei natural sights — when you suddenly see the skyline and the town landmark, the mighty and romantic Cochem Castle, comes into view. The castle’s external contours continue to shine on the inside and culminate in the slated roof of the enormous tower. From this magnificent structure, you have an overwhelming view across the valley, as well as of more intimate sights inside, such as the Knight’s Hall, the castle chapel, the dining hall, the hunting room, the bowers and the falconry centre. Castle balls and concerts are held in the castle; also loved are the culinary journeys to the Middle Ages through the historical guesthouse, at several medieval banquets held within the ancient walls.
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