Day 1: Cochem, Germany

My week free starts here!

I told my husband that I want to go travelling again within Europe. I want to see a new view other than house-work, work-house routine. So, the first thing I told him, I want to visit Luxembourg. I havent been there yet and I know that it is a very nice country. But, he have a nice suggestion. He told me that we should go first to the Mösel. I dont have an idea what is it, but I told him sure and let’s go.

Mösel, it’s a long river in Germany. Along that river are very nice places too. It is surrounded with mountains, wine gardens and little towns. We ended up staying in Cochem.

First glimpse of the river

Cochem is a little town, with a very nice center and an awesome view of the river. They have mostly the things you needed for travelling. It is also located next to the river. Everywhere there have such a good view of the castle, wine gardens and river. It is a pretty place to relax and enjoy the view.

The little challenge we have in this town is looking for a place to sleep. We did not book a hotel because we want to surprise ourselves with what we can find in the place.

After an hour of looking for a cheap, good place to stay (thanks to tripadvisor) we found a nice bed and breakfast 5km away from the center of Cochem (it is better to be a bit far from the center because it is quieter and money wise to travel). We ended up in Ernst. Tripadvisor reviewers gave 4-5 stars with the b&b, and we are satisfied. It is neat and the owners were really friendly. Tip: in the summer when you want to open the window for fresh air, it is better not to get a room near the street. It could be very loud.

The bed and breakfast

The view from our room

After booking and placing our things in the hotel, we rested a bit (we drove for 4 hours) and then we roamed around again.

The first thing we did, was drove around til we found the chair lift going on the top of the mountain. This is actually the first time for me to go on a chairlift, as usual, the first seconds of the ride made me scared, but after a while, im really enjoying the ride and loving the surroundings.

Sesselbahn

After the chair lift brought us above, I must say that Cochem is really a beautiful place.

On the top of the mountain

While we were on top, there are walking paths that will lead you to the cliff and get a nice view of the whole town,  you can go hike and from what I believed, they also have this little animal petting farm where you can visit while you are above. We did not have the chance to go there since we are already late and they were closed. Instead, we stayed at the restaurant eating schnitzel, it’s a must because we are in Germany! The restaurant is near the Sesselbahn and it got a great view of the Mosel.

Jager schnitzel FTW!

After our chair lift ride,  we decided to visit the town of Cochem.  It is pretty from the inside, It really shows the typical German houses or buildings. We were a bit late when we arrived in the center so every shop were already closed, only restaurants were open at that time. But I may say that we did really enjoyed that it’s not busy in the center. It gave us the chance to have a clear look of the buildings and explore the center. It is beautiful.


And to finish our day by sitting next to river and enjoy the peaceful and relaxing view.

29th of June 2015