Siebengebirge tales, Sir Mauzibauz
Middle Ages Legends

Sir Mauzibauz

A new fairy tale from the High Middle Ages. Sir Mauzibauz, the talking cat, and his friends save Rosenau Castle. This story takes place around 1200 in the Siebengebirge.

Medieval castle Rosenau
Middle Ages Legends

The Maiden of Rosenau

The old legend of the Maiden of Rosenau comes here in a new version. The Counts of Rosenau were members of the lower aristocracy and it was no secret that they were deeply in debt. The present Count of the Rosenau, a ruffian and lout, wanted to solve the problem by marrying into money.

Siebengebirge tales, Liba of Ölberg
Middle Ages Legends

Liba of Ölberg

A traditional legend from the Middle Ages in the Siebengebirge. Liba of Ölberg and her love Werner get caught between the political fronts. Kunibert, the Lord of Ölberg, fought with the Archbishop of Cologne, Engelbert, over predominance in the Siebengebirge.

The Reclused of Nonnenstromberg
Dragon legends

The Reclused of Nonnenstromberg

The old legend of the reclused of Nonnenstromberg comes here in a new version, honoring the two ladies’ fighting spirit. It 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.

Siebengebirge tales: The Maiden of Löwenburg
Middle Ages Legends

The Maiden of Löwenburg

A traditional fairy tale from the time of the crusaders, about the maiden of Löwenburg and her fiancé in the Holy Land. Many knights left their families and friends to re-conquer Jerusalem, leaving their families and friends behind.

Medieval lady and knight
Middle Ages Legends

Hedwig of Wolkenburg

This traditional legend about Hedwig of Wolkenburg takes place in the time of the crusades. Many knights left their families and friends to re-conquer Jerusalem, leaving their families and friends behind.

The Count of Geisberg
Middle Ages Legends

The Count of Geisberg

A fairy tale from the Middle Ages in the Siebengebirge about two brothers of the Wolkenburg and a terrible curse from the nearby Geisberg. The old Count of Wolkenburg had two sons: Rigobert and Guldenhard. Rigobert, the elder son and heir to the castle, had gone with other crusaders from the Rhineland to war in Palestine.

Christmas on the Drachenfels
Dragon legends

Christmas on the Drachenfels

A new fairy tale from the Middle Ages. Thanks to a dragon lady, the people in Drachenfels Castle can enjoy an almost peaceful Christmas. Many knights from the Rhineland taken the cross and followed Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa to Palestine. Some of them had not come back yet.

Heisterbach, Siebengebirge, the gate into the woods
Middle Ages Legends

The Monk of Heisterbach

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.”