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Historischer Ortskern in Cochem

  • Cochem

The history of Cochem's marketplace dates back to the reign of the famous Trier Elector and Archbishop Balduin of Luxembourg (1307-1354) when Cochem was granted the coveted town charter. The town charter was connected with the right to hold markets, as it were, which was granted only on Saturdays until (1454), and from then on also on Tuesdays. On the side the baroque town hall from 1739, on the top left our mayor works.

 On the right below the Ratskeller. A huge empty wine barrel is stored there all year round. It is filled only when Cochem celebrates the wine festival at the end of August. Then a pipeline is set in motion underground, which leads to the fountain of the market place. The water is turned off and wine flows out of the fountain, where everyone can refresh themselves. However, there is a catch: there is someone standing next to it and he holds out his hand and collects the money.

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56812 Cochem



Website: www.ferienland-cochem.de

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