Cochem Germany

The little town of Cochem along the Moselle River was our first stop in a larger trip to Germany. it set the tone for a great trip, and is on our list of places to visit again.

View of Cochem Germany from the Cochem Castle
View of Cochem Germany from the Cochem Castle, 100 meters above the River Mozel. Image by Bonnie Fink

When we arrived in Cochem, there were probably 1,000 bikers in town, plus a compliment of other tourists from tour companies, boat excursions, and folks like us, who just drove in for the day or weekend. It apparently was a German holiday, and the Germans were out in full force, in full party mode. And did we mention, the Germans know how to party.

There were bikes, boats, old cars, new cars, just about every kind of recreational vehicle you would expect to see in the US, but in German style. Bikes, for example, are overwhelmingly Harley Davidson at a typical US motorcycle rally. In Cochem, there were a few Harleys, but the bikes were a mixture of other brands. Many European brands including BMW and Triumph, but many Japanese bikes too.

There seemed to be a campground along the river about every three miles too, and in these were motor homes, trailers, and tents; about what you would expect in the US but on a slightly smaller scale.

On the river were ski boats, kayaks, cabin cruisers. Again, about what you would expect in the US.

The draw in Cochem, of course, was the castle located high up on the hill. It was what interested us, and probably most other folks too. We spent our time here at the castle or wandering around town. Both were fun. Here are a few images we took along the way:

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