Coffee, Castles, Cochem

DSC07536This past Tuesday Tina, Benni, Loki, and I made the hour drive to this incredible little town on the Moselle known as Cochem. It’s one of those places that lives up to all the pictures on Pinterest and more (queue you searching Cochem on Pinterest). The quaint cobblestone streets and old German houses line the Moselle with the castle like a postcard backdrop. Once we took in the first views of the town we grabbed some tasty cappuccinos and made the ten minute walk up to the castle. Since we missed the inside of Burg Eltz we paid the 5 euro entrance fee for the guided tour of Burg Cochem (bonus: dogs are allowed in the castle). The tour lasted roughly thirty minutes and was in German so you could say I didn’t understand much except “Wilkommen.”  Therefore I can’t speak much to the history of the castle, but I can speak to it’s beauty, inside and out. I have visited a DSC07596couple of castles throughout Europe and have found them a little disappointing, but I appreciated the original wallpaper, decor, and furniture in this castle. The views surrounding the walls were lovely as well. Once the tour was complete we stopped in the cafe to warm up and have some delicious apfelstrudel and then headed back to town to shop. There is an endless number of wine cellars and shops to purchase wine made right there in the Moselle Valley and most of them sell food as well. Tina and I picked up a couple of bottles for about 6 euro each. We finished up the day in this great little chocolate shop where I reluctantly handed over my last 20 euro for chocolate truffles that better change my parent’s lives.

DSC07512

DSC07511

DSC07524 DSC07554

DSC07578

10494612_10153280081305558_230316917626133703_n

1208524_10153280011380558_2066400552668894447_n

DSC07534

10409120_10153280079890558_3146116540147747100_n

DSC07601

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams

William the butler

Serving drinks since 1985

Nola Nerd Couple

The stories of a couple who love cooking, traveling, eating, reading, listening, watching, collecting, comic con-ing, and other nerdy things!

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: