Siebengebirge tales, Sir Mauzibauz
Middle Ages Legends

Sir Mauzibauz

This story takes place around 1200 in the Seven Mountains. Emperor Henry IV of the Hohenstaufen dynasty had died in 1197, his son Frederick II was still a boy in distant Palermo, and in Germany two kings fought for the crown.

Medieval castle Rosenau
Middle Ages Legends

The Maiden of Rosenau

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

This legend refers to a historical event: Engelbert I, Archbishop of Cologne, was murdered on November 7, 1225. Kunibert, the Lord of Ölberg, fought with the Archbishop of Cologne, Engelbert, over predominance in the Seven Hills.

The Reclused of Nonnenstromberg
Dragon legends

The Reclused of 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.

Siebengebirge tales: The Maiden of Löwenburg
Middle Ages Legends

The Maiden of Löwenburg

Another legend from the time of the crusades. 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

Another legend from 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

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

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.

Dragon lady Brann
Dragon legends

The Dragon Lady of Drachenfels

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.

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.”