Tourist Office Kobern - Kirchstr. 1 - D-56330 Kobern-Gondorf - ph. 49 (0)2607/1055
Kobern is a nice little village located close to the end of the river Mosel, where the valley is very steep and lined with terrasses that are planted with vines. In the village one can find many fine tudor houses, especially around the market place. Here one can also find a fountain with a snake like monster symbolising the meandering flow of the river Mosel. Right off the market place one can visit one of the oldest tudor houses in Germany: Abteihof "St. Marien" built 1320/21 located at Kirchstraße 1, which also houses the tourist information center. To visit the castle ruins of the two castles Ober- and Niederburg, one can hike up the mountain between the vineyards along a pilgrimage path lined with 14 stations of the suffering of Christ. Part of the Oberburg is the Matthiaskapelle, a chapel built in 1235. In the adjacent village of Gondorf the highway along the Mosel passes through the castle of the Dukes von Leyen, which is the only castle at the waterfront along the Mosel.
Abteihof "St. Marien"
One of the oldest Tudor style houses in Germany, Abteihof "St. Marien"
built 1320/21 is located at Kirchstraße 1 and hosts the Tourist
Matthiaskapelle (St. Matthew's Chapel) built in the 13th century is a very impressive sextagonal structure, a smaller replica of the Grabeskirche (Graves Church) in Jerusalem. The chapel used to host the head of the apostel Matthew, a relique which was brought to Kobern during the crussades and later was transferred to Trier.
The castle in Gondorf was built in the 13th century by the Dukes of Leyen.
During the 19. century, the castle was transformed into a mansion and
was aquired by the von Liebig family.
Ober- and Niederburg
The Oberburg (upper castle) was built in 1195. Today only the romanic
Bergfried and the Matthiaskapelle are still standing. It now hosts a fine
restaurant (see below). The Niederburg (lower castle) was renovated in
the 16th century but only ruins remain allowing for a wonderful view of
the valley below.
Kobern also hosts the largest Photovoltaik-facility in Europe.
The facility is open for tours where one can explore the technology of
using solar energy for the production of electricity.
- Koberner Uhlen
- Koberner Weissenberg
- Koberner Fahrberg
- Koberner Schloßberg
- Horseback Riding
- Tennis and Miniture Golf
|first weekend in July
||Annual Wine Festival
|2nd weekend in September
||village fair in Gondorf
|2nd weekend in October
||village fair in Kobern
|1st weekend in December
For more information regarding accomodations please contact the tourist information
office mentioned above.
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