Sycamore maple

Siebengebirge trees

If the Siebengebirge was untouched nature, most likely the beeches would be predominant in the woods. This post shows some native trees from our region. Where what kind of tree grows best depends on several factors. Is it an upland or lowland area, is it warm or cool there, is the soil rather moist or dry, and what is its […]

Thistle, Heisterbach Abbey

Siebengebirge Flowers

This post shows some native flowers from the Siebengebirge. In the shade of the ruins of the Heisterbach, beautiful flowers grow, among them rare ones like the wild tulip. If you walk around Mount Lohrberg in June and July, you will see bright purple digitales in front of and between the deep green conifers. Colorful flowers also sprout in the […]

Weilberg, Siebengebirge, Königswinter

Volcanic Origin

The Siebengebirge is of volcanic origin. Here were are at at the geological outcrop at Mount Weilberg,, and abandoned quarry. You can see the different rock formations, and geologically trained people can use it to understand how a region was formed and what it has gone through over millions of years. About 30 million years ago, in the Oligocene and […]


Siebengebirge – earth history

The Siebengebirge is about 30 million years old. That’s beyond a human’s imagination, yet in geological terms, earth history, it’s just a blink of the eye. Cenozoic Quartiary Holocene (10,000 years ago – today) Since the beginning of the Quaternary, the plants and animals are similar to ours today, only a few species highly adapted to the Ice Age did […]

Dinosaur at Nassenplatz, Siebengebirge (collage). Dinosaurs Siebengebirge?

Did the dinosaurs know the Siebengebirge?

The Siebengebirge is over 30 mio. years old. That is unimaginable for us, we are looking for clues. Did dinosaurs live in the Siebengebirge? The Siebengebirge came into being about 30 millon years ago. 30 million years .. this age seems beyond human imagination, yet in the context of earth history it is just a moment. Diplodocus, whom you see […]

Tretschbachtal Valley, Siebengebirge, Bad Honnef
Löwenburg, Honnef and surroundings


Do you like wild romantic sceneries? Then the Tretschbachtal, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Siebengebirge Nature Park, is definitely the right trail for you.