Deutsche Eck, Koblenz - Loreley, Rhine

Sans Peur
Grete & Fred Vithen
Sat 21 Mar 2015 13:00
STOP 4, 5 & 6 - Cochem (Mosel) - Koblenz, Deutsche Eck (Mosel & Rhine) -  Loreley (Rhine)

We continue our trip along the Mosel passing through small neat old villages. And suddenly ….

Cochem Castle, Reichburg Cochem, must be the mother of all fantasy castles made up over time. Unreal.
It is the largest hill-castle on the Mosel.
Deutsches Eck at Koblenz.
This is where the River Mosel poures it’s water into the mighty River Rhine. 
St Goar and Loreley. We had lunch, Gulaschsuppe und Wienerschnitzel, of course, in this spectacular location.
Watching the big barges struggling to get up and down this tricky part of the river. 

This is a part of the scenic Rhine Gorge, a 65 km section between Bingen and Koblenz. 

The Loreley the rock on the opposite bank (near St Goarshausen). 

It the narrowest part of the river, and is the most famous feature of the Rhine Gorge.

There is a very strong current and rocks below the waterline that have caused many boat accidents over time.

Loreley is also the name of a feminine water spirit associated with this rock in popular folklore and in works of music, art and literature.
Sans Peur could have made it through here, at least with the current today.