Cochem and Reichsburg are on either side of the Moselle River connected by a bridge with Reischburg Castle sitting very high on a cliff overlooking the towns and a great protective view up and down both directions of the Moselle. The castle goes back to the year 1,000, once occupied by German kings, Louis XIV of France, back in the hands of Germany, and now run by the state of Cochem. It was refurbished in the late 1800's by a private family. Each room has been bautifully restored.
The women in the circles on horses were frescoed on the ceiling of a small jewel box sizedroom with a coffered ceiling that was divided into 4 sections. Unfortunately, my 4th photo didn't hacve a clear enough image to paint from, so I have three of the 4 Cardinal Virtues of Justice, Prudence and Courage, but didn't get Temperance. I had to do a bit of research to find out what the significance of these strong women on horseback represented! So worth the time and effort! I love these representations of these virtues!