Do you have an image of what a real life fairytale town would look like? I did, and as we arrived by train into Cochem, I saw my fairytale come to life. Matthew had added Cochem to our trip itinerary and asked me not to do any research on it. This was his second visit to this area, and he wanted me to see it all as a complete surprise. It was his baby of the trip, and he had been waiting for it. Before arriving all I knew was there were a castle, a forest hike and schnitzel (of course).