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High Middle Ages

Middle Ages

The castle ruins of Drachenfels, Löwenburg and Rosenau, Heisterbach Abbey and the ruins of the medieval church on Petersberg remind us of the High Middle Ages. Obviously, there is a lot to report from this era, the time of knights, minnesang, medieval castles and the crusades. The time of the […]

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

Ottonian and Salian dynasties

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 Middle Ages

Hohenstaufen era

The medieval castle ruins on the mountains Drachenfels, Löwenburg and Rosenau, the church ruins on Mount Petersberg and of course Heisterbach Abbey remind us this time. We will meet famous men: Frederick Barbarossa, Henry VI, Richard I the Lionheart of England and his nephew Otto IV, and Frederick II.

High Middle Ages

Richard the Lionheart and Otto

As we have already said, the history of our region is also a bit German and European history. They met again when the Hohenstaufen dynasty ruled in the Holy Roman Empire, and Richard the Lionheart was king of England.