Not much has remained of Mount Stenzelberg. Already in the Middle Ages the Cistercian monks of Heisterbachgained stones there to build their enormous abbey church. For centuries the quarry continued, even after 1908, when the quarries on Mount Petersberg were closed. In 1922 the Seven Mountains were put under preservation order, and in 1931 the quarry at Mount Stenzelberg was finally closed.
Here we are at the abandoned quarry at Mount Weilberg, near the monastery of Heisterbach at the L268 street. In the 19th century and early 20th Century, basalt was mined here a stone that resists even hardest pressure. With the building of streets and railway lines, every time more basalt […]
Maybe you have come for a tour along the Rheinsteig long-distance hiking trail. You start at Bonn, market place, you cross Kennedy bridge to the right bank, and then the Siebengebirge is one of your first stages. The Rheinsteig sign posts show an “R” on a blue background. If you […]
Mount Drachenfels (“Dragons’ Rock”, 321 m), surely the best known of the Seven Mountains that inspired poets such as Lord Byron and Heinrich Heine, welcomes you when you make a boat tour on River Rhine. You can visit the ruin of the medieval castle on top. If you don’t want […]