Landskrone (272 m) can literally be called the crown of the land - which means the valley of Ahr river, a left tributary to the Rhine.
On top of this old basalt hill, we find the ruins of Landskron Castle. Construction began in 1206 with the aim of securing the old Coronation Road from Frankfurt(Main) to Aachen, one of the most frequented roads in medieval Germany. The castle was torn down by his owner in 1682 after having suffered severe damage from a fire.
To the left of Landskrone, the well renowned spa of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler expects her guests, while the famous Rotweinwanderweg (Red Grape Hiking Trail) leads directly across that hill.
View from Ehlinger Berg, one of the few places inside this valley where the vineyards directly face the sun from west.
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- Copyright: Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) (727)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II, 24-105mm F/4L IS USM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-28 12:12