Cochem, one of the most charming towns in the country. It is a small town situated on the Moselle. With its old town, sloping vineyards, and medieval castle, it’s a town worthy of being on your must-see places list in Germany.
For more info on Cochem’s history (copy and paste link to google chrome for translation): http://www.cochem.de/tourismus/historisches
You can walk the cobblestone streets or take a leisurely bike ride. Go ahead and rent a bike. It’s a great way to see the whole town and get some exercise at the same time.
For more info on biking/cycling: http://www.ferienland-cochem.de/nextshopcms/show.asp?lang=en&e1=59
Renting a bike? http://www.mosel-inside.de/en/mosel-villages/lower-mosel/cochem/320-bicycle-hire-in-cochem.html
There are events happening all year long in this little town. Take the night watchman tour, a wagon ride, or a guided hike through the wineries.
For more info on upcoming events in Cochem: http://www.cochem.de/tourismus/veranstaltungen
Cochem is surrounded by many vineyards. Moselle is known for its Riesling. Pair some wine with your meals or just hike to the steep, sloped vineyards.
For more info on wines: http://www.cochem.de/tourismus/wein-allgemeine-infos
For more info on upcoming events: http://www.cochem.de/tourismus/cochemer-highlights
While on your stroll of the town, you may want to visit the Imperial Castle in Cochem.
A yearly medieval festival is held during the first week of August. Experience being taken back in time when artisans sold handmade goods in the market place. When knights, fair ladies, and jesters abound. And when troubadours and minstrels showcased their talents in front of crowds (see link above for scheduled events).
A look inside the castle
A view from the castle balcony
A view from outside the castle
The Witches Tower or Hexenturm (light colored brick structure that looks like a small tower on the picture below) survived renovations in 1868.