Cochem is a typical tourist village on the Moselle. Known for wine (like all the villages here) and the imperial castle, which was first mentioned in written sources in 1130. It’s 45 minutes from my apartment, so it’s perfect for a weekend getaway. The village has narrow streets and is relatively crowded this weekend, so I also wear an FFP2 mask outdoors. The guest house’s wife says it is the first weekend when tourists come again as usual. Last year there were a lot of tourists in the summer, but this year many are trying to go abroad. The Dutch are also missing, who have high corona numbers again and have to be quarantined here for 14 days – which nobody wants. This region is a typical region for Dutch tourists as it is the mountains that are closest. In return, people here go to Netherlands because it is the sea that is closest. In addition, people avoid the train, most of them come by car, she tells me.
Activities that are done here: hiking, buying wine, visiting the imperial castle, riding the chairlift, boat tours, general shopping, eating and drinking, visiting a historic mustard mill and buying mustard. Many motorcyclists also drive the route along the Moselle and stay for one night.
I was too conceited to take the chairlift, so I hiked to the summit cross on foot, but it was very steep and it took me almost an hour. On the way back I walked another path that ended behind the train station and there were almost no people on it, very pleasant.
In the afternoon I made a little sketch on the bank of the river. I have made up my mind to draw more again, but who knows if that will work. I just have too many interests, which has been annoying me for several months because I feel like I’m only halfway through with everything.