High Middle Ages

Middle Ages

The castle ruins of Drachenfels, Löwenburg and Rosenau, Heisterbach Monastery and the ruins of the medieval church on Petersberg remind us of the High Middle Ages in the Siebengebirge. So it stands to reason that there is a lot to report from this time. It is the time of the […]

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

Ottonian and Salian dynasties

By the early 10th century, the Frankish Empire had long been partitioned between Charlemagne’s heirs. The Rhineland belonged to the Duchy of Lotharingia, which was part of the East Frankish Kingdom. However, it was disputed between the Frankish rulers until 925, when it became East Frankish kingdom for good.

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 meet famous names: Frederick, 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 during the time of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, when Richard the Lionheart was king of England.