View from Ölberg, Siebengebirge, over Drachenfels
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Attached to our homeland, open to the world outside and tolerant

Love for our homeland and cosmopolitanism have shaped our region since the days of the Romans and the Ubians –  even though hate mongers  and populists want us to believe otherwise. My “Rhine Dragon” contributes to keep this tradition alive.  Here you will find a lot of information on the […]

Donkey fountain by Ernemann Sander, Rhine river walk, Königswinter
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Donkey fountain, Königswinter

This is the donkey fountain in Königswinter, one of my favorite places on the banks of the Rhine. The sculptor Ernemann Sander has given us this bronze statue and many others. There is also the pelican in Niederdollendorf, Caesarius of Heisterbach in Oberdollendorf, Maria Virgin of Mercy in Heisterbach and […]

The Bergmann brothers at Castle Garden, New York
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“At home on the Rhine and in America”

Maybe you live far away now, yet your roots reach back to the Rhine. The most heartfelt words about the Rhineland I found in Heinrich Heine’s “Germany. A Winter’s Tale” and in the “Reminiscences” of Carl Schurz. Since 1827, Heine’s work was censured, since 1833 it was forbidden in the […]

Möschbach in Rommersdorf, Bad Honnef
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Möschbachstraße

If you come to Bad Honnef, don’t miss a visit to the district of Rommerdorf, a charming old winemaking village at the bottom of the Siebengebirge. A particularly beautiful street with historic timber-framed houses is Möschbachstraße, named after the Möschbach, a creek that rises in the Annatal valley and flows […]

Rhine at Bonn, Siebengebirge
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Enjoy the Siebengebirge

Welcome! Set out to discover the nature park Siebengebirge in the south of Bonn, Königswinter and Bad Honnef,  Middle Rhine Valley: mountains and valleys, the Rhine, nature, history, dragons and tales. Our region is located on the northern end of the Middle Rhine Valley. For many people, the narrow valley […]