Cochem is often referred to as the pearl of River Mosel for its romantic atmosphere and scenic views. Cochem was also once an Imperial estate, and was once besieged and occupied by the french. King Louis XIV burned down the original castle and conquered the city, which led to a lengthy reconstruction. Napoleon’s army also occupied the city in 18th century, but then was assigned to Prussian rule with the fall of Napoleon. World War II also left its mark here, with the majority of the city being destroyed, After the war, Cochem was reassigned to the newly founded German State of Rhineland-Palatinate. Wonder at St Martin’s Church, one of the landmarks of the city, and discover the Capuchin Monastery, founded in 1623. Explore the Market Square and its importance in the late Middle Ages. Discover the castle Reichsburg, a beautifully restored medieval castle, one of the highest hill castles on the river Mosel. Cochem is a gem from the Mosel with much more to offer!