The Drachenfels (German for “Dragon's Rock”; pronounced [ˈdʁaχənˌfɛls]) is a mountain (321 m [1053 ft]) in the Siebengebirge mountain range near Bonn, Germany. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. The Siebengebirge (lit "seven mountains" in German) is a German Range of hills to the East of the Rhine, southeast of Bonn Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. Located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The castle ruin on top bears the same name. A castle is a defensive structure seen as one of the main symbols of the Middle Ages. There is also another castle, which has recently been restored (2003), downstream the Rhine called Schloss Drachenburg. The Rhine (Rhein Rijn Rhin Reno Rain Rhenus is one of the longest and most important Rivers in Europe at 1320 kilometres (820 mi with an average discharge
One German legend recounts, that Siegfried – the hero of the Nibelungenlied – killed a dragon living in a cave in the mountain. Sigurd ( Old Norse: Sigurðr) is a legendary hero of Norse mythology, as well as the central character in the Völsunga saga. The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The dragon is a Legendary creature of which some interpretation or depiction appears in almost every culture worldwide After taking a bath in its blood, he became invulnerable. According to the legend, the dragon lived on that mountain, hence the mountain is named Drachenfels.
A mountain railway, the Drachenfels Railway, connects Königswinter with the summit of the Drachenfels. A mountain railway is a Railway that ascends and descends a Mountain slope that has a steep grade. The Drachenfels Railway or Drachenfelsbahn is a Rack railway line in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Königswinter is a town and summer resort in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.