Nature & Outdoor Activities

Siebengebirge Nature Park

Bonn: Siebengebirge hills ©DZT (Francesco Carovillano)

The 40 volcanic peaks, vast beech forests, vineyards and views of the Rhine Valley are what gives the Siebengebirge hills their charm. And it is here that Siegfried supposedly slayed the dragon according to the Nibelung saga.

The Siebengebirge Nature Park extends from the area surrounding the city of Bonn to Bad Honnef. It may be one of the smallest nature parks in the whole of Germany, but it is home to a wide range of geological formations, flora and fauna. The largest continuous area of beech and oak woodland within the Rhineland, orchards, vineyards, cliffs and rocky outcrops make for a stunning backdrop for hikes in the great outdoors. The attractions here include Heisterbach Abbey, the Neo-Gothic Drachenburg Castle, which is also home to the Museum of German Nature Conservation, the Siebengebirge Museum, Konrad Adenauer House and the Drachenfels hill with the oldest cog railway in the world.

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