National Geographic : 1945 Jul
Iiertnola M.Hemme In Romantic Germany's Heart, the Legend-steeped Rhine Flows Below the Siebengebirge, Home ofDragons, Giants, and Heroes Peacetime visitors scaled Siegfried's Drachenfels (Dragon's Rock, upper left) by a rack-and-pinion railway fromriver level (page 12).Legend says theRhine near Konigswinter once drained into a great lake which periodically flooded the countryside. Local folk asked a tribe ofgiants todiganoutlet. The "Seven Mountains" are seven giant spadefuls left after the job was done. Flat-topped Wolkenburg was once the tallest peak in the range, butmodern giants-quarrymen-have gradually leveled it. Island of Nonnenwerth in foreground (page 29).