Europe 1214, Bouvines
High and Late Middle Ages

Middle Ages

Middle Ages in the Siebengebirge – the castle ruins Drachenfels, Löwenburg and Rosenau, Heisterbach Abbey and the ruins of the medieval church on Petersberg remind us of that era.It is the time of knights, minnesang, medieval castles and the crusades.

Wolkenburg and a scratch of the medieval castle on top (collage)
High and Late Middle Ages

Ottonian and Salian dynasties

Ottonian and Salian dynasty. The Holy Roman Empire comes into being, in our region the archbishopric of Cologne. Rhineland, around 900. Our region was part of the medieval Duchy of Lorraine in the west of the East Francia. While the Capetians continued to reign in West Francia, they had died out in East Francia.

Löwenburg Castle, emperors and coat of arms
High and Late Middle Ages

Hohenstaufen era

Castles Drachenfels, Löwenburg, Rosenau and Heisterbach Abbey remind us of Hohenstaufen era. We will meet famous men. Frederick Barbarossa, Henry VI, Richard I the Lionheart of England and his nephew Otto IV, and Frederick II.

Town gate, city coats of arms Königswinter and Bad Honnef
High and Late Middle Ages

Late Middle Ages

Also from the late Middle Ages in the Siebengebirge there is much to report and above all to see. Large parts of Cologne Cathedral were built with stones from Mount Drachenfels; the coats of arms of the Siebengebirge towns Bad Honnef and Königswinter date back to the reigns of those times.