Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cochem, Germany

The Viking tour bus took us to Cochem.
 I always love to see colorful houses in Germany especially when they are by the river and I like to see steeples amongst them.

 This wall pretty much tells the story of Cochem. Cochem is surrounded by steep vineyards and quaint wine villages and you will see traditional half timbered houses everywhere.
 I thought it was wise for the people in the olden times etch special events complete with dates.
 We toured the Reichsburg Palace, also known as Reichsburg Cochem and Imperial  Castle. It dates back to the 11th century but was conquered by the troops of Louis XIV who razed it to the ground in 1689. It was restored back in 1866.
 The castle is perched on a bluff overlooking the town. This is such a breathtaking view! The picture does not do it justice at all.

 With my cousins from the Philippines who flew to tour with us.
 I thought that it was interesting that they were using area rugs for a table cover.
 I was in love with these blue and white pottery. A lot of them were chipped and repaired, some were stapled.
 Anybody who stands under this angel chandelier was believed to have good luck so we all took our turns, lol.
 Another table with an area rug for a table cover.

Cochem is also known for the wine taverns and you can see the grape vineyards dominating the hills.






 John was sampling a bratwurst.
 Relatives and friends.

 Grape vineyards.

I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour with me. Germany is a very beautiful country and I already want to go back and visit it again.
 
I am linking with
The Tablescaper's Oh The Places I've Been
Scenic Sunday

 

6 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

Christine:

This looks like a gorgeous village. Years ago, when I was in High School, I was an exchange student in Coburg, Germany. It's in Bavaria, without the rive view but equally beautiful.

Great to have you at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!".

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, I love Germany, I was just in Grafing, Munich and Rosenheim few months ago! Missed those bavarian houses already!

Beth said...

Gorgeous photos, Christine! When I travelled to Europe in 1998, Germany was part of the tour and I was amazed at how beautiful it was!!! I look forward to going there again someday. Thanks for sharing, Christine. Hope 2014 brings you much joy, peace, prosperity, and good health. :)

Vel Criste said...

Gorgeous place Christine! hope to see that place someday too and stand underneath that Angel Chandy! Rugs on the tables? who knew?! Hahaha! Have a great weekend!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

The colors and the scenery are breathtaking!

xo,

Sheila

catskillblogger said...

I wish I could take a trip there. Looks like a very beautiful part of the country.

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