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Drachenfels

(drä`khənfĕls) [Ger.,=dragon's rock], mountain, 1,053 ft (321 m) high, in the SiebengebirgeSiebengebirge
[Ger.,=seven mountains], small wooded range of the Rhenish Slate Mts., W Germany. Of volcanic origin, it extends for c.10 mi (16 km) S of Bonn along the Rhine River and rises to 1,509 ft (460 m) in the Grosser Ölberg.
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, W Germany, on the Rhine. It is of volcanic origin. In legend, it is the scene of Siegfried's triumph over the dragon. The Drachenburg, a fortress that is now in ruins, was built on the mountain (probably in 1117) by Archbishop Frederick I of Cologne. It was captured by the Swedes (1632) and by the Spaniards (1633) in the Thirty Years War.
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