Germany, on the Rhine, 6 m. above
See also:Bonn . They are of volcanic origin, and
See also:form the
See also:north-western spurs of the Westerwald . In no
See also:part of the Rhine valley is the scenery more attractive; crag and
See also:forest, deep dells and gentle
See also:vine-clad slopes,- ruined castles and extensive views over the broad Rhine and the plain beyond combine to render the
See also:Siebengebirge the most favourite tourist resort on the whole Rhine . The hills are as follows: the steep Drachenfels (1067 ft.), abutting on the Rhine and surmounted by the. ruins of an old
See also:castle; immediately behind it, and connected by a narrow
See also:ridge, the Wolkenburg (1076 ft.); lying apart, and to the N. of these, the Petersberg (1096 ft.), with a pilgrimage
See also:chapel of St
See also:Peter; then, to the S. of these three, a chain of four—viz. the Olberg (1522 ft.), the highest of the range; the Lwenburg (1506 ft.); the Lohrberg (1444 ft.), and, farthest away, the Nonnenstromberg (1107 ft.) . At the
See also:foot of the Drachenfels, on the north side, lies the little
See also:town of
See also:Konigswinter, whence a
See also:mountain railway ascends to the
See also:summit, and a similar railway runs up the Petersberg . The ruins which
See also:crown almost every
See also:hill are those of strongholds of the archbishops of Cologne and mostly date from the 12th century . See von
See also:Dechen, Geognostischer Fiihrer in das Siebengebirge (Bonn, 1861) ; von Stiirtz, Fiihrer durch das Siebengebirge (Bonn, 1893); Laspeyres, Das Siebengebirge am Rhein (Bonn, 1901) .
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CARL THEODOR ERNST VON SIEBOLD (1804–1885)
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