A legend has grown up around the Endert Gate. According to her, soldiers of the retreating knight Franz von Sickingen are said to have tried to storm the city of Cochem. The citizens kept their city gates tightly locked and the attackers camped on the meadows of the Endert Valley. The citizens considered what tactics they could use to prevent the impending storming and looting of the city. They brought all available empty wine barrels into the courtyard of the Endert Gate. When the attackers broke open the gate, large quantities of heavy wine barrels rolled towards them. Many soldiers were injured. When they realized that all the barrels were empty, they withdrew, expecting that in a city with empty wine barrels there would be no loot to be made. Source Wikipedia
April 25, 2021
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