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Once upon a time in the Seven Mountains ..

dragons
The Dragons
Dragon Lady of Drachenfels
The Dragon Lady of Drachenfels
Christmas on the Drachenfels
Christmas on the Drachenfels
The Count of Geisberg
The Count of Geisberg
The Malignant Dragon
The Malignant Dragon
Hedwig of Wolkenburg
Hedwig of Wolkenburg
Earth Dragons
The Earth Dragons
The Seven Giants
The Seven Giants
The Maiden of Löwenburg
The Maiden of Löwenburg
How the Monastery of Heisterbach was founded
How the Monastery of Heisterbach was founded
The Monk of Heisterbach
The Monk of Heisterbach
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
The Reclused of Nonnenstromberg
The Reclused of Nonnenstromberg
The Hermit on the Froschberg
The Hermit on the Froschberg
The Treasure of Rosenau
The Treasure of Rosenau
The Haunted House
The Haunted House
Liba of Ölberg
Liba of Ölberg
The Maiden of Rosenau
The Maiden of Rosenau
The Dwarfs
The Dwarfs
The Spook from the Basement
The Spook from the Basement
Sir Mauzibauz
Sir Mauzibauz
The Fiery Man of Lohrberg
The Fiery Man of Lohrberg
Roland's Arch
Roland's Arch
 

There are many legends from the Rhine and the Seven Mountains, some of them you will find here: old ones that have been known for generations, they are signed as ("traditional"), new versions of an old theme ("free"), and new stories that I wrote myself ("new"). All legends are told in my own words.

Reading about a region with three medieval castle ruins, you won't be surprised that many legends tell us about knights and their ladies. At the time of the crusades, also many knights from the Rhineland took the cross and followed the Emperor to Palestine. Some came back sound and safe, some were reported missing, and some never came back. Often enough, evil people tried to take advantage of the knights' absence. Other legends tell us about dragons - gruesome, malignant creatures who devour humans, blow up ships and take pleasure in the misery of others - for instance "The Malignant Dragon". However, these legends do the dragons unjust. Just meet Brann, the Dragon Lady of Drachenfels, who is as wise as she is kind. Finally, you can read about other legendary people huge and small, giants and dwarf.

Source for the "traditional" legends:
Sage und Geschichte der sieben Berge, Dietmar Blumenthal in Zusammenarbeit mit Winfried Biesing, Königswinter 1985