The mountains Drachenfels and Wolkenburg, connected by a lower-lying mountain ridge, characterise the image of the Siebengebirge. It is said that Mount Wolkenburg (“Castle of the Clouds”) was once the highest mountain of all.
Not much has remained of Mount Stenzelberg. Already in the Middle Ages the Cistercian monks of Heisterbachgained stones there to build their enormous abbey church. For centuries the quarry continued, even after 1908, when the quarries on Mount Petersberg were closed.
The 335-metre-high Nonnenstromberg is one of the seven eponymous mountains in the Siebengebirge. At first sight, it may seem a little less interesting, because is just an elongated cone and there is neither a ruin nor a hotel there.
I love Mount Lohrberg. Agreed, his “neighbors” Löwenburg and Ölberg, are better known, and there is neither a castle ruin nor a hotel here. But the Lohrberg has its very own magic.
Here we are in front of the abandoned quarry at Mount Weilberg, close to Heisterbach Abbey at the L268 country road. On the signpost leading from the parking lot “Im Mantel” to the abandoned quarry you read “Geologischer Aufschluss” (geological outcrop).
Do you like wild romantic sceneries? Then the Tretschbachtal, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Seven Mountains Nature Park, is definitely the right trail for you.
The Nachtigallental, in English Nightingale Valley, is just wonderful. When you are in Königswinter-city, walk up Bahnhofsstraße street and you are there. From the first moment onwards you feel like in another, merry world.
You may have heard the correspondent from Germany speaking about the “The Petersberg close to Bonn”, because the Grand Hotel on the Petersberg is still the guesthouse of the Federal Government and a venue for international conferences.