Cochem is the seat of and the biggest town in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. With just over 5,000 inhabitants, Cochem falls just behind Kusel, in the Kusel district, as Germany's second smallest district seat. Since 7 June 2009, it has belonged to the Verbandsgemeinde of Cochem.
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4.5 based on 1,960 reviews
This beautiful castle atop a steep hill has a spectacular view of the town below. The interior areas were lovely and the guided history of the castle was outstanding.
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4.5 based on 191 reviews
Visit the Bundesbank-Bunker museum to join one of our guided tours, experience the mystery of the former fall-out shelter and immerse yourself in the underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept. Important Information: - Duration guided tour = approx. 35 minutes. - Regularly scheduled tours are in German. An English translation of the tour is available upon request at the museum. Guided tours in English can be booked for groups (12 pers). Tip: Enjoy at the sunny terrace with drinks and snacks before taking the shuttlebus back to Cochem city. Shuttlebus: may-okt daily at 10:40,11:40, 12:40, 13:40 and 14:40 Endertplatz Cochem, return 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30 h; prices: adults 4 eu, children half price. Your welcome
Highly recommended! You can take the train to Cochem. The station is about ten minutes from the town centre. There is a tourist information and the shuttle bus leaves from one of the bus stands outside (just ask at the tourist information if you need help - they were really friendly). The bunker itself is a five minute drive away. The tour lasted about an hour. I did the German-language tour (and German is not my first language). Your German will need to be good if you do the German language tour as an explanation is needed. I believe there are also English-language tours as well. The only slight criticism is the group size. There were about 28 in my group and we didn't always fit in the same room as the guide which also made it a little difficult to catch everything that was being said. However, this was all in all a minor point and the passion and enthusiasm of the guide was clear and made this a really interesting tour. Cochem is a beautiful town and you could easily make a full-day trip here.
4.5 based on 17 reviews
Gemstones, minerals, jewelry, historical grinding shops, gift shop. Guided tours at 11:00 14:00 and 16:00. Shop open 10:00 to 18:00 Sundays 11:00 to 17:00.
4.0 based on 84 reviews
We know Patrick Reyntiens very well and he regards this as perhaps one of the best things he has done. He did the Catholic cathedral in Liverpool and the remarkable war memorial window in Coventry cathedral as well. Those were with Sir John Piper and Cochem was done with Graham Jones who did the colour while Patrick Reyntiens did the painting. The church was largely destroyed in the war and then rebuilt in the early 50s. The Reyntiens/Jones windows were done within the last 6 years To understand the windows you have to understand the biblical stories they represent. The detail and clarity is extraordinary and we spent well over an hour looking at them. Unfortunately the church has explanatory leaflets, but only in German. If you want to see the work of one of the great exponents of stained glass of the 20th century, then you should look at these windows. Don't be surprised by some of the humour and some of the ideas which may seem a little inappropriate for a church but in fact are brilliant. Patrick Reyntiens' knowledge of the scriptures means that whet you see is absolutely relevant.
4.0 based on 50 reviews
The largest of the medieval gates built in 1332. So great to see such history up close. If you have time it is a must.
4.0 based on 129 reviews
A real delight on Boxing Day to find a few shops open and able to buy wine for friends. Headed up a hill through old lanes and back between historical houses. Lovely views of the castle and surroundig hills and river. Delightful stop full of history.
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