Siebengebirge and Rhine

Of course, the Siebengebirge and the Rhine belong together. If you take a boat trip on the Rhine, you have a wonderful view of the Drachenfels and the Siebengebirge at Bonn-Bad Godesberg on the left and Bad Honnef and Königswinter on the right. From above, you have a wonderful view of the Rhine valley. Here are some impressions.

Numerous small and large excursion boats moor at the Rhine promenade. From here, you can travel down the Rhine to Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf and further to Holland. Or you go up the Rhine through the famous Middle Rhine Valley to Linz, Coblenz, Mainz, Bingen and even further into the Rheingau. On the page Rhine and Siebengebirge links you will find some shipping lines.

At the Rhine, Königswinter
At the Rhine, Königswinter

Here we are at one of my favorite places on the Rhine. This is the donkey stature “Eselsbrunnen” (donkey fountain) in the Rheinallee street in Königswinter, near the mooring area of the Köln-Düsseldorfer Rhine cruiser ships.

The sculptor Ernemann Sander gave us this bronze statue, and many others as well. There is the pelican statue on the Rhine bank in Königswinter-Niederdollendorf, the statue of monk Caesarius of Heisterbach in Königswinter-Oberdollendorf, the statute of the Madonna of Mercy in the Monastery of Heisterbach and many others in the Bonn area. His works are “a very special treasure”, as the Bonn newspaper General-Anzeiger once wrote. I sense this every time I come here.

The German Wikipedia lists them.

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