Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

3 Nights in Cochem, or 2 Cochem / 1 Zell?

3 Nights in Cochem, or 2 Cochem / 1 Zell?

Aug 5th, 2007, 03:06 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,336
3 Nights in Cochem, or 2 Cochem / 1 Zell?

In September, my wife and I are in Cochem for 3 nights, followed by Trier for 2 nights. I wanted to spend some time in Zell, but it's three hours by boat, which for us is a bit too long. I see that the train does not stop in Zell. Is it worth taking a night away from Cochem to stay 1 night in Zell?
smetz is offline  
Aug 5th, 2007, 08:40 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 403
I spent 3 days in Bacharach, and did a day trip to Cochem. I enjoyed walking around, visiting the castle in Cochem, and know many others felt Burg Elz was great. However, I think 2 nights would be tops in Cochem and you should take the extra night to enjoy Zell.
Andeesue is offline  
Aug 5th, 2007, 09:03 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,546
We stayed 5 nights in Cochem, and made day trips to Trier, Luxembourg, Burg Elz, Koblenz, Beilstein.
We stayed also 2 night in Bacharach, and was by boat to St. Goar.
valtor is offline  
Aug 6th, 2007, 07:56 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,008
Some people like Zell, some think it looks a little "worn".

Take a look at Bernkastel-Kues. It is one of the more highly rated towns on that part of the Mosel.
bettyk is offline  
Aug 6th, 2007, 05:57 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,228
Zell is worth a visit but I don't see the need to stay overnight.

Take the train to Bullay (about 7 min.)
Then take a walk or a bike ride (bikes available at Bullay train station) along the flat and easy river path to Zell (maybe 2 mi.) or catch a bus from Bullay to Zell (12 min.) Bullay and Alf (ferry across from Bullay) are good too, especially if you like walking - head up to the Marienburg lookout from Alf for a great view.

A good 1-hour boat ride from Cochem is to Beilstein - precious little town - frequent departures from Cochem.

Bernkastel is terrific. Take the train to Wittlich and the connecting Regional bus from there.
Russ is offline  
Aug 7th, 2007, 04:05 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,729
I think Cochem is pretty poor (tatty and onnly a few good restaurants) prefer BernKastel or Trab and Trabach. Suggest leave C alone completely
bilboburgler is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:48 PM.