"The Loreley has an awesome..." Germany Favorite Tip by kinipela6

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Favorite thing: The Loreley has an awesome story. I love it because my sweet Oma was named after this beautiful rock. The legend says that, there was a beautiful Nymph that used to sit on the top of this rock (which by the way, rises over 130 meters above the Rhine's water line)and comb her long golden hair, and she wore a wreath of stars around her head. She would sing atop this rock for hours, and lure the passing sailors. Many times, the sailors would be so taken and enchanted with her beauty and voice, that they would crash right into her giant rock and sink to their deaths.
Below is the Loreley rock, and you can see a little flag on top where she used to sit.

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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