City of Cochem
Cochem was firstly mentioned in a document of the Prüm Abbey when in 866 the matrone Hieldilda gave a manor house in Villa cuchema as a gift to the monastery. In 1332 Cochem was granted town rights, years after the first mention of the imperial castle in 1130. Today known as Reichsburg Cochem, the castle had been destroyed by French forces in the 17th century and was rebuilt by businessman Louis Fréderic Jacques Ravené in the Gothic Revival Style in the late 19th century. Today, the castle is one of the city’s most popular sights and attracts many tourists. Next to guided tours in German, French, Dutch and English, at Reichsburg Cochem you can also enjoy cultural events such as concerts or the annual castle festival which takes place in summer.
Cochem is one of the most popular travel locations of Germany and offers many attractions and sights. Come for a visit and enjoy the beauty of the Moselle river valley, historical sights and leisure activities of the region.
The Moselle region is popular with tourists from all over the world and was declared one of 52 places to go by the New York Times in 2016.