It's hard to imagine a more authentic old inn than this one. Built in 1332, the Alte Thorschenke stands adjacent to the remains of the old town wall, and it is now designated a Gast im Schloss, meaning it belongs to a distinguished class of castle-like hotels in Germany.

The narrow spiral staircase leading to rooms in the original part of the inn is made of wood and creaks loudly at every step. Some rooms feature romantic four-poster beds with canopies; others offer picturesque views of the river. Exposed beams, antique furnishings, and ornate drapery and bedspreads add to the atmosphere. Though the Thorschenke has 75 beds in total (all rooms have modern, clean bath or shower and WC), the majority are located in a more modern annex to the original building. Request one of the more historic bed chambers in the Alte Teil for the full effect.

Street Address: Brückenstrasse 3
City: Cochem
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 2671 70 59
Fax: 011 49 2671 42 02
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel