Cochem / Mosel

The city of Cochem is certainly one of the have-tos for every sound river Mosel-trip. Cochem is ctually quite a small town of less than 10.000 inhabitants, but with a picturesque city-center. And on top of a hill Cochem castle (which is actually a romantic 19th century retro-building) welcomes visitors from all over the world and is a popular spot for wedding’s. Here are some pictures:

Cochem with it's famous castle on top.
Cochem with it’s famous castle on top.
Cochem castle - main entrance from inside
Cochem castle – main entrance from inside
City of Cochem / Mosel
City of Cochem / Mosel

So do not miss to visit Cochem at river Mosel once you are around. It is located on half way between Koblenz and Trier and easy to reach by train.

The romantic Rhine valley

Have you ever visited the romantic Rhine valley? The area south of Koblenz is called with this catchy name. One reason for that was the moment when the “Mittelrheintal” (cenhtral Rhine valley) became UNESCO world heritage, and the local authorities try to make use of this very welcome award.

For a variety of historical reasone, the density of castles and palaces is extremly high in the romantic Rhine valley, some say it would top any other region in all over Europe. And it is difficult to find a place where there is no such historical building to see.

Rhine valley near Koblenz (Coblence)

This picture shows the Rhine valley south of Koblenz. Koblenz is a city of litte more than 100.000 inhabitants where the river Mosel flows into river Rhine. At this very point is a monument called the “Deutsches Eck” (frankly translated: German corner) which is the main tourist attraction of the city.

Rhine valley near Koblenz
Rhine valley near Koblenz

This pictures gives you a good understanding of what the area is like from southern Mainz to Germany’s former capital of Bonn. The part south of Koblenz is for some kilometers called the “romantic Mittelrheintal” and as such a part of the UNESCO-heritage.

New Header-Graphic: Picturesque Rhine valley

You certainly may have noticed that we are brushing up our site a bit (still not finished). Yesterday we included a new so-called “header-graphic” on top. It is not totally authentic since our designer combined buildings from both Rhine and Mosel to create a nice scenario. However, this is about what you can expect if you visit the area, in particular the upper-Mosel and Rhin-valley from Koblenz ond southwards to Mainz.

Rhine-Mosel information for tourists

Hello folks,

Rhine Mosel is a River area in Western Germany. Though there are not to many resources about this beautiful landscape on the web I thought I could be useful to start with a blog about this two popular tourist destinations.

River Rhine (in German: Rhein) and river Mosel (also written:  Moselle) have a long history of tourism. OK, maybe the Roman empire did not invade this area for such purposes: However, at the time of the Romanticism in the early 19.th century,  more and more British “invaded” the area, but in a friendly way. Mosel and Rhine stood for nature, wine, castles, mistery and so on. Very popular in these days, and still today!

So what can you expect here? First of all let me say, that I am always interested in content from friendly people who have something to tell the world about Rhine and Mosel. Just leave a comment, or if you are very enthusiastic, ask me about posting you article on this website. If you have pictures: great – the more the better.

Well, I think that is enough for my opening words. So I am looking forward to see you from time to time on Rhine-Mosel.com.