Medieval castle ruin
Around the Ölberg


Mount Rosenau stands in the middle of the Siebengebirge between the mountains Nonnenstromberg and Ölberg. Coming on the hiking trail that goes all around Mount Ölberg (Ölbergringweg), a path leads to the Rosenau with the ruin of a small medieval castle. You will see the signpost “Aufstieg zur Rosenau”, ascent to Rosenau.

Medieval castle Rosenau
Middle Ages Legends

The Maiden of Rosenau

The old legend about the Maiden of Rosenau comes here in a new version. The Counts of Rosenau were members of the lower aristocracy, and it was no secret that they were deeply in debt. The present Count of the Rosenau, a ruffian and lout, wanted to solve the problem by marrying into money.

Siebengebirge tales: The Treasure of Rosenau
More legends

The Treasure of Rosenau

The old legend of the treasure of the Rosenau comes here in a new version that includes the sassy maiden and her dragon. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a hotel close to the ruin of the Rosenau. It was a nice house, run by a friendly landlord, in which the guests felt welcome.