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Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 6 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

A view of Königswinter, the city at the foot of Siebengebirge. Home of Drachenburg and Drachenfels; the dragon that was slain by legendary Siegfried was coming from here, trachyte from the mountains was used for building Cologne Cathedral, and the ruins of Heisterbach abbey are in close vicinity. Lord Byron celebrated this view in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and Königswinter tries hard to get a bit back of this fame of the past.

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Schöne Stadtlandschaft!

6 Nov 2011 7:16am

@Ralf Kesper: Es kostet ein bißchen Schweiß, dort anzukommen. :-)

Z from Shanghai, China

Nice view!

6 Nov 2011 8:37am

@Z: Many thanks, Z!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

That is beautiful! What a great shot.

6 Nov 2011 3:00pm

@Ana Lúcia: Many thanks, Ana! That was a wonderful trip, indeed. :-)

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great view and nicely framed.

6 Nov 2011 3:11pm

@Ted: I did it again yesterday!