“Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull . . .” 

–Jen McConnel, School Library Journal


Tour Cochem Kingdom: the real home of TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS

Cochem castle with vineyards

Steep vineyards going up to Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem, the inspiration for the Cochem Kingdom in the Seven Kingdom Fairy Tales series:

Cochem castle with flower boxes
The Reichsburg Cochem inspired Cochem Castle but it's never had a moat. It does have rooks flying above the tower though!
Cochem castle with blue sky
There were rooks flying over the tower. Very proper.
Blooming pink cherry tree with castle on a hill in the background
Cochem castle

The high water tower in the town of Cochem is the inspiration for the Palace Agricultural Library in the first book in the series.

castle with towers and rooks, blooming pink cherry trees, tower with windows and door that make a funny, surprised face, Mosel river valley

And the real city library of Cochem, the "Stadtbücherei."

half-timbered city library in Cochem

This is the REAL library in Cochem.

The sign says:

“City library

Opening times

Monday through Thursday 3 PM to 5 PM.

Thursdays 10 to 12 PM.

So many stairs . . .

Want to take a mini-cruise on the Mosel River?

I still have to learn how to delete the noisy audio so you get authentic boat cruise sounds and me getting my camera explained to me. ©Laurel Decher, 2020.