The German word “Bittweg” translates as procession way. For centuries, the chapel on Mount Petersberg has been a place of pilgrimage. So the locals and pilgrims walked up here on church holidays, praying all along the way. Hence the name “Petersberger Bittweg”.
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.
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.