From September 11 to 18, we spent a week in the area just south of Cologne, known as the Siebengebirge or Seven Hills.
We rented a cottage in the rustic (and rural) town of Bruchhausen, from where I plotted my rides in the area.
As you can read on the Wiki page, there are actually fourty hills, none of which get any higher than 460 meters.
The seven the area is named after are:
Großer Ölberg (460 m)
Löwenburg (455 m)
Lohrberg (435 m)
Petersberg (331 m, Former name: Stromberg)
Wolkenburg (324 m)
Drachenfels (321 m)
We have previously passed / sped through the area many times on our way to Austria, Switzerland or Italy and it has always been in my mind as a possible target for a short trip, not requiring a lot of travel (time).
It’s only some three hours from our home, which is just an hour more than going to the hills in the south of my own country.