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Boat from Cochem to Trier

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Palm Desert
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Boat from Cochem to Trier

We will be traveling by train from Boppard to Trier and interested in getting off at Cochem and taking a boat into Trier. Does anyone know if this is possible? It doesn't appear that KD offers this.

Paradise, California
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1. Re: Boat from Cochem to Trier

You can travel from maybe Bernkastel to Trier. To do that, take the train to Wittlich, bus to Bernkastel. Bernkastel is fantastic, by the way - opulent half-timbered buildings. Here's a map of the windy, windy Mosel (no wonder it's so slow.)

kolb-mosel.de/Pages/fahrplan_aussen_bernk.ht…

Gebrüder Kolb is the passenger carrier in the area. Here's their schedule:

www.kolb-mosel.de/Pages/p_brauneberg.html

Alternatively, you can get off in Cochem and have a nice boat ride to pretty little Beilstein and back - takes about an hour each way. Many departures per day for this route:

www.kolb-mosel.de/Pages/p_cochem.html

Then take the train to Trier.

Palm Desert
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2. Re: Boat from Cochem to Trier

You continue to amaze me with your knowledge of the area!!! We've changed our plans so many times based on your suggestions. We're now training from Brussels to Cologne (1 night) then 3 nights in Boppard followed by 2 nights in Trier. We have 1 night to fill in between Trier and Strasbourg. Our trip has become much more interesting with your suggestions. Thank you.

Paradise, California
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3. Re: Boat from Cochem to Trier

Glad to help. A few more thoughts for you...

Boppard:

You'd probably enjoy the view from Vierseenblick lookout, where the river looks like 4 lakes (Vier Seen). Take the chairlift ride - nice outdoor cafe up there.

Elsewhere near Boppard - Marksburg Castle: www.marksburg.de , train via Koblenz. WW II "Peace Museum" in Remagen, north of Koblenz, is really good. It's housed in the supports of the former "Bridge at Remagen" taken by US forces (see movie w/ George Segal and Ben Gazzara before you go??)

www.bruecke-remagen.de

Trains: The "Rheinland-Pfalz Ticket" is a daypass for 27 Euros that lets you (2-5 people) travel on the RE and RB trains in the area, from Bonn south to Mainz and further south to Karlsruhe, and west to Trier. Use it after 9 am weekdays, anytime weekends.

Trier - Strasbourg: Have a look at Gengenbach as your overnight spot. It's an attractive old walled town with towers, cobblestones, and half-timbered homes. From there you can take a train ride (free with a Konus Card from your hosts if you stay overnight in G'bach) after checking in or on the day of departure up the Kinzig River valley on the Black Forest Railway - a gorgeous ride. Suggest going as far as Trier or St. Georgen and back. Strasbourg is only a short train ride from Gengenbach. Your Konus Card will get you as far as the French border for free.

Boston
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4. Re: Boat from Cochem to Trier

I have a question about the "Rheinland-Pflatz ticket"

I will be staying in Oberwesel and Cochem for 5 nights and would like to visit Trier, St Goar and Braubach, does this ticket cover it all?

Thanks

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5. Re: Boat from Cochem to Trier

Yes, everything left of the Middle Rhine is Rhineland-Palatinate (except Saarland but it's covered by RLPT, too)

6. Re: Boat from Cochem to Trier

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