A traditional fairy tale of the Rhine. This malignant dragon lived in an indefinite time at Mount Drachenfels. From his lair on top of the Drachenfels lay in wait for passing ships. As soon as a ship got near enough, he spat fire onto it.
The tale about the Curse of Geisberg ist about two brothers on Wolkenburg Castle, and a terrible curse that takes us to Mount Geisberg. Literally translated, Geisberg means goat hill. We do not not know where it comes from. The old Count of Wolkenburg had two sons: Rigobert and Guldenhard. Rigobert, the elder son and heir to the castle, had […]
A new legend from the Middle Ages in the Siebengebirge. Thanks to a dragon lady, Christmas on the Drachenfels is a happy occasion in the midst of worries and hardships. It takes place in the time of the crusades. Many knights from the Rhineland taken the cross and followed Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa to Palestine. Some of them had not […]
The traditional legend comes here in a new version. Thanks to the Dragon Lady of Drachenfels, people come together and the region flourished. That time, the decades after the fall of the Western Roman Empire were a time of turmoil, and the people lived in constant fear of being attacked by other tribes.
Some legends tell us about dragons – eerie, malicious creatures that devour humans, blow up ships and generally rejoice in the misery of others. But these legends do the dragons unjust. History is often enough written by the victors. Many legends entwine around historical events or reflect the spirit of their time, so they show the dragons from the victor’s […]
The Siebengebirge is on the northern border of the Middle Rhine Valley, which begins at Bingen / Rüdenheim. 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”. This applies especially to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Bingen and Koblenz. Since 2002 […]
A new fairy tale from the Siebengebirge. The earth dragons are a gift of the moon to a little forest fairy. Halfway between the city of Königswinter and Margarethenhöhe in the hills there is a hill called Remscheid. Here and on the opposite Ofenkaulberg the Seven Mountains look wild and untouched.
Let us first look with the monk of Heisterbach into the Bible, New Testament, 2nd epistle of Peter. “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”
The first three stages of the long-distance hiking trail Rheinsteig from Bonn to Wiesbaden lead through the Siebengebirge. 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 see an “R” on an […]