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Cochem OR Trier

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Cochem OR Trier

We have 2 days between Cologne & Luxembourg and are trying to decide if we should visit Cochem OR Trier. We will be traveling with 3 kids (10, 12 & 14) and want a relaxed pace these 2 days because we will be 8 days into a whirlwind trip, with Paris following this downtime destination. Any advice on which ONE, Cochem or Trier, is greatly appreciated

Edited: 27 November 2011, 01:20
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1. Re: Cochem OR Trier

I only visited Cochem briefly. Attractive, small tourist town.

Trier is in the running for the oldest city in Germany. There are several, extensive Roman ruins and an overwhelming cathedral. We really enjoyed Trier but our "kids" were in their late teens and early 20's. Your kids might be awed or not to see the gate way to the former Roman fort, a massive basilica, or the underground tunnels of the Roman baths. I guess it depends how much they are into history.

Regards, Gary

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2. Re: Cochem OR Trier

Trier is a good-sized city with great sights. Cochem is an adorable village of narrow, cobblestoned streets and alleyways with old walls and towers in a scenic river valley. The difference isn't quite night and day, but close. If you want relaxation, I'd pick Cochem. Walk or bike along the river, take a chairlift ride on the Cochemer Sesselbahn, hike up to the castle (not far) and enjoy the falconry show, take a river cruise to Beilstein, enjoy an ice-cream treat at one of the outdoor cafes overlooking the river promenade. The kids might enjoy a splash at the Moselbad Waterpark.

www.staedte-fotos.de/name/einzelbild/number/15691/kategorie/Deutschland~Rheinland-Pfalz~Cochem.html

http://www.cochemer-sesselbahn.de/

falknerei-reichsburg-cochem.de/fotobuch.htm

http://www.kolb-mosel.de/en/index.php

http://www.moselbad.de/erlebnisbad.html

Edited: 27 November 2011, 14:37
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Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate your comments & time.

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