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 […]
Mount Ölberg (468 m) is the highest of the Seven Mountains. Climbing up to the top may get you huffing and puffing, but it is well worth your efforts. From up there you have a wonderful view over the Rhine Valley, the mountain regions of Westerwald, Bergisches Land, Sauerland, Eifel […]
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 […]
Here we are on Mount Drachenfels. From the platform and the medieval castle ruin, you have a great view over the Rhine Valley and Nonnenwerth Island.
The famous choir ruin of Heisterbach. It is all that is left from the medieval church that once was the biggest of the region, surpassed only by the gothic cathedral in Cologne. When you come from Oberdollendorf to Heisterbacherrott, you see already from far at your right the monastery’s baroque […]
As you see, this is an especially beautiful site at the Lohrberg, about 15-20 minutes walking distance from Margarethenhöhe – a good point in the hills to see the Lohrberg, Ölberg and Löwenburg. There is a bus station and a big parking lot, and right there is a big plan […]