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Cochem, about halfway down the Mosel River from Koblenz. is a medieval riverside town surrounded by vineyards, and a popular spot for wine tastings and festivals. For information on events in the town, stop in at the tourist information office, Endertplatz 1 (tel. 0267/60040; May–Oct Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9am–1pm, Sun 10am–noon), or visit www.cochem.de.

If you’re driving through the Mosel Valley, Cochem is your best choice for an overnight stopover between Koblenz and Trier. You can also reach Cochem by train from either of those cities.