The Moselle town of Cochem offers hikers a wealth of circular hikes and walks, enabling them to get to know the medieval town nestling under the Imperial Reichsburg Castle.
One route passes Pinner’s Cross (footpath below the chairlift and above the railway station) – named after the shepherd Pinn who fell there when looking for a lost lamb. Another route passes along the Bernstrasse as far as the market place, then follows the Schlosstrasse up to the Imperial Reichsburg Castle. From there, the route heads down to the right along a path offering magnificent views – past St. Peter’s Chapel (the so-called ‘Plague Chapel’ of St. Rochus), through the Martin’s Gate (part of the former town wall) and back to the town centre.
Für die Tour zum Aussichtspunkt Pinnerkreuz lässt sich auch die Sesselbahn nutzen: http://www.cochemer-sesselbahn.de/cms/
Special care is needed during and after rain or snow and ice. Tread carefully, wear sturdy footwear and avoid overestimating your ability or risky outings.
Be sure to take food and drink with you (especially water). Take into account the weight of your backpack. Be sure to plan in breaks, carry a mobile phone with you (for emergencies) and avoid hiking when there is a risk of a storm.
Tips, hints and links
Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem, Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem
Tel.: +49 (0) 2671-6004-0, Fax: +49 (0) 2671-6004-44
The A48 autobahn (Koblenz-Trier) is the best approach to Cochem. Take the Kaisersesch exit and follow the signs for Cochem.
Coming from the north, take the A3 or A61 following the signs for Koblenz and then continue on the A48 to Trier.
Visitors from the Rhine-Main region should also follow the A4 (in the direction of Cologne).
Coming from Saarbrücken, take the A1 following the signs for Trier and then the A48 in the direction of Koblenz.
Car park on the Endertstrasse or City Car Park behind the railway station.
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Sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing are recommended.