The Maiden of Löwenburg

Siebengebirge tales: The Maiden of Löwenburg
Medieval castle ruin Löwenburg

Another legend from the time of the crusades. Many knights left their families and friends to re-conquer Jerusalem, leaving their families and friends behind.

The daughter of the Count of Löwenburg was in love with a young knight, who had joined the Crusades. One day, while she was waiting for his return, a wandering minstrel appeared on the Löwenburg, and brought sad news: her young fiancé had lost his life in Jerusalem. With this news a part of her died, too. She didn’t feel any more joy and spent the rest of her life in deep sorrow over the beloved man, until she finally died.

But her love remained eternal. Although there are only ruins left of the Löwenburg, on quiet days you can hear soft whispering.

Traditional.

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