The Siebengebirge (lit. "seven mountains" in German) is a German range of hills to the East of the Rhine
southeast of Bonn, consisting of more than 40 mountains and hills. It is located in the municipalities of Bad
Honnef and Königswinter. It is of volcanic origin and came into being between 28 and 15 million years ago.
It is a ideal place to visit quarries of basalt and trahite. There are mainly lava domes and magmatic
intrusions to be fond. Much of the territory covered by the Siebengebirge belongs to the Naturpark
The highest peak is the Ölberg at 460 metres. It is a popular tourist destination for hiking, because of its
natural beauty. Large parts of the range are part of the Siebengebirge nature reserve and are subject to
environmental protection regulations.
Panorama- view from Ölberg
double click on panorama
Location: 59°40' N, 7°14' E
Elevation: 460 m