A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
021: Helmed lion
The Reichsburg in Cochem is one of the principal touristic locations in the picturesque city of Cochem. From the historic center of Cochem, a steep 10-15 minute walk leads to the entrance of the castle. Inside the castle – over a thousand years old! – a guided tour leads you through various rooms with their original furniture and decorations. It is possible to climb to the top of the castle, from where you may enjoy a splendid view of the city of Cochem, the Mosel River, and the vineyards abundantly present in the mountainous region. At one of the cornes on the top, you will meet a strange statue, as shown in the photograph. My first impression was, that it should be a duck, but many are more convinced that it should be a frog with lion claws. However, it is not a frog, but a helmed lion that holds the coat of arms.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1991-2001, 2017