The Medieval town of Cochem is worth a stop. Nestled against the Mosel River , like others along this route, Cochem has a right wine making history. The Mosel is most famous for its terraced vineyards which have near vertical vineyards allowing the valley to maximize upon the limited sunlight it receives. The center of the town is dominated by large churches, towers, and many timber framed buildings like these. Be aware that during winter break, November thru March, that many oft stores and restaurants are closed, or only open by appointment.