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Avalon Artistry II sailed into Cochem, Germany around 8 AM while we were finishing our breakfast. Our included excursion met at 9 AM for a walking tour through Cochem. Our guide met us at the dock and began by describing the surrounding area.
On Monday mornings the shops open around 10 AM. Highlights of this delightful little village include little museums like the mustard mill, art gallery shops, and wine shops. Our walking tour took us to the old quarter of town.
In the bustling old quarter of Cochem, the timber-framed houses, the market square with its baroque town hall and Martins-Brunnen, St. Martin's Church and the former Capuchin monastery (now an arts centre) have been well preserved and lovingly restored. Sections of the old town walls have also been well maintained, including the historical Enderttor, Mäusetor and Balduinstor town gates. The Cochem tourist office has maps and more information.
After concluding our tour of this part of town, we had a short mini-bus ride to Reichsburg Castle which we will cover in a separate post.
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