On the Lohrberg once lived an evil man who was supervisor on a big estate. He let the people under him go hungry and cheated their wages out of them. It gave him a special pleasure to torment the peasants and most of all the children.
When you drive through the villages in autumn, you see already from far pumpkins in wonderful colors in the producers’ displays. Some of them are decorated for Halloween, because this holiday, originally an Anglo-Saxon one, is getting popular here, too.
Don’t worry, this haunted house does not really exist, we shouldn’t take dragon Jupp’s stories literally. This dragon with the classic Rhineland name lives in a cosy barn on Nonnenstromberg.
This legend takes place in the time of the crusades, around 1195. Like many other knights from the Rhineland, Buchenhard, the Lord of Ölberg, had taken the cross and left for Palestine with Emperor. He was reported missing.
This legend takes place in the 1920s. After the war the country had just found a little peace. Of course, a lot of things didn’t function and you had to improvise a lot, yet after a long time there had been wine festivals again, and now everybody was looking forward […]
Another legend tells us about an especially nasty dragon, who from his lair on top of the Drachenfels lay in wait for passing ships. As soon as a ship got near enough, he spew fire onto it.
This legend takes place around the year 1200. Back them, many knights from the Rhineland taken the cross and followed Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa to Palestine. Some of them had not come back yet.
It was at the beginning of the Middle Ages. The Roman Empire, that had long become unruleable, had broken down under the attack of the migration of the peoples. It was a time of turmoil, and the people lived in constant fear of being attacked by other tribes.
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. Narrow paths take you through deep valleys and all around you see old trees with gigantic trunks.