My husband and I are planning a trip to the Rhine and Mosel areas in August. We will start from Frankfurt, and stay one night in Rudesheim. The following evening, we will be staying in Cochem. To go to Cochem, we are considering taking a Rhine riverboat from Rudesheim (with our luggage) to St Gore, St Goarshausen, Bopard, or Braubach and then boarding a train to Cochem. Which landing would you suggest that we get off? We are carrying our luggage, so we want to get off at a landing that has easy access to a train station.
The DeutscheBahn schedule shows a 9 minute walk from St Goarshausen KD to the station, the other stops show 15 minute walk.
I got off the train at the Braubach station and walked to the town square, which is close to the K-D dock. It was not a long walk. According to Google, it's 350 m. You'll go through tunnels under the highway and the train tracks. The walk from the K-D dock to the station in St. Goar is a short, albeit uphill. Understand that to get from any of the town you mentioned to Cochem, you will have to change trains in Koblenz.
Lee, thank you very much for your comment. If we would like to have lunch somewhere between a dock and a train station, where would you suggest to get off?
The K-D boats I have been on all have sumptious restaurants on board and don't cost an arm and a leg. Grabbing a bite on board is a good option.
From the dock looking perpendicular to the river, the route to the Bahnhof goes to the left. If you walk straight back, towards the castle (Marksburg), you should end up in the market square. There are a number of restaurants in the square. One is called Weinhaus Wieghart. I ate lunch there once, 2004, and, if it's still the same, would recommend it A few blocks away is a funny little place called Eckfritz, built on a sliver of land between two intersecting streets. I don't know if it is worth eating there, but it is worth seeing.
Sam and Lee, thank you very much for your help!!
Hiroko, something that I always do when run into a similar issue such as yours is just put the two points into google maps, get directions and the walking option. It'll give you a rough idea of the distance and time. In most cases the landing stage, station, bus station, etc are clearly marked. Whats really cool is that with the street view option you can "see" where you're walking before you even get there. Its made navigating in foreign towns really easy for me.
Thank you, Marcus, for your idea!