Discovering the Siebengebirge, Rhine Valley, with the Rhine Dragon
The seven most famous hills which gave the Siebengebirge its German name, translated "Seven Mountains": Drachenfels, Wolkenburg, Petersberg, Nonnenstromberg, Ölberg, Lohrberg and Löwenburg. Although we speak of the "Seven Mountains", in reality there are around 40 hills, and there are more beautiful sites to see.

History of our region

History

From the Stone Age to the “Bonn Republic”

During the last about 2,000 years, people of numerous nationalities have come to the Rhine: Celts, Teutons, Romans, Frenchmen, Prussians, just to mention some of them. Several times the Rhine was the border. The chapter about the agitated history of our region.

Nature

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Rekindle with nature in the Siebengebirge

We are in one of Germany’s oldest nature reserves. Do you hear the birds sing? Hikers enjoy the varied landscape, and a flora and fauna with a large number of species. Many endangered animals and plants live here. The chapter about trees, flowers and earth history.

“Father” Rhine

Old bridge over the Rhine, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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From the Alps to the Northern Sea

Our region is located on the northern border of the Middle Rhine Valley. For many people, the narrow valley with its steeps, vineyards and numerous castles is the classical Rhine landscape par excellence, and the epitome of the “Romantic Rhine”. The chapter about our “Father Rhine”.

There are many legends from the Rhine and the Siebengebirge, some of them you will find here: traditional ones like "The Monk of Heisterbach" that have been told for many years, free versions of an old theme and also completely new stories.