Mount Ölberg (468 m) is the highest of the Seven Mountains. Climbing up to the top may get you huffing and puffing, but it is well worth your efforts. From up there you have a wonderful view over the Rhine Valley, the mountain regions of Westerwald, Bergisches Land, Sauerland, Eifel and Taunus.
Coming from the hiking trail that goes all around Mount Ölberg (Ölbergringweg), a narrow, winding path takes you up to the ruins of the castle Rosenau. In the High Middle Ages a little castle stood here for a short time, but only little is known about it. Obviously it was built in great haste […]
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 […]
Maybe you have heard the correspondent from Germany speaking about “The Petersberg close to Bonn”, when reporting about an international conference being held in the hotel on Mount Petersberg. The two UN conferences on Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002 took place here and, in November 2005, the first “Partnership with […]