Photographer's Note

These are the ruins of castle Löwenburg on top of the mountain of the same name in an altitude of 455 metres, that means 400 metres above the nearby Rhine river.
It is situated some kilometres south of Bonn in the low mountain range Siebengebirge.

When I was there some days ago several school classes also visited it and everywhere children clambered the walls - not always riskless. As you can see some mothers who attended this school excursion took photos of the gang of little rascals which had to line up for some seconds.

Löwenburg was built in the second half of 12th century by count Heinrich II von Sayn in order to secure his border to the nearby territory ot the elector and archbishop of Cologne. The situation of this building really was - and is - outstanding because this mountain stands a bit isolated from the rest of the mountain range. The westward panorama from up there you can see HERE.

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