Medieval castles

Dragons and lions in the castle?

Drachenfels = Dragon’s Rock, Löwenburg = Lions Castle – these names sound like places from a fairy tale. On the coat of arms of the burgraves of Drachenfels we see a silver dragon on a red background looking to the right.

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Medieval Castle Reitersdorf

Let us go down from the Siebengebirge to the bank of the Rhine. Here, in Bad Honnef-Rhöndorf, we find the ruins of the small medieval castle Reitersdorf. Today, the castle is in the middle of the beautiful park Reitersdorf. Count Johann I. Reitersdorf Castle was built around 1270 by count […]

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Castles and Rhine tolls on the Middle Rhine

Our region is located at the northern end of the Middle Rhine Valley. Speaking in medieval terms, it is on the southern border of the power of the archbishopric of Cologne. Here, four of the seven prince-electors of the Holy Roman Empire held territories, namely the archbishops of Cologne, Mayence […]

Löwenburg Castle, Sayn coat of arms
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Medieval Castle Löwenburg

From up here, you have a wonderful view across the Rhine Valley and the other hills. You almost feel like the lord or the lady of the castle. Thanks to conservation and restoration work, we can visit the castle ruin.

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Medieval Castle Drachenfels

The ruin of the medieval donjon on Mount Drachenfels is a landmark of Königswinter and the Siebengebirge. You can go up there, and enjoy the breathtaking view across the Rhine valley. Today we only have the donjon and some of the inner walls left, and it is a bit difficult […]

Medieval castles

Medieval castles

Besides the hiking trails and scenic viewpoints, the medieval castle ruins are exciting places to see in the Siebengebirge. Castles Drachenfels, Löwenburg and Rosenau You can visit three of them in one day – Drachenfels Castle, Löwenburg Castle and Rosenau Castle. Yes, the mountains and the medieval castles have the […]

Medieval castle ruin
Medieval castles

Rosenau

Mount Rosenau stands in the middle of the Siebengebirge between the mountains Nonnenstromberg and Ölberg. Coming on the hiking trail that goes all around Ölberg (Ölbergringweg), you will see the signpost “Aufstieg zur Rosenau”, ascent to Rosenau.