Where the Dragon Gave the Mountain His Name!
At the foot of the Drachenwand lies the village of St. Lorenz. The area around the baroque parish church with its two ,onion towers´ and the old lime tree is perceived as restful in every season. But how did the mountain get its peculiar name?
The Legend of the Dragon and the Dragon´s Wall
Once upon a time there lived a dragon next to the Drachenwand. He fell in love with the priest´s housekeeper but alas she did not respond to his wistful pleas. Her devotion belonged to the priest alone. In fierceness and despair the dragon decided full of rage to leave his dwelling at the Drachenwand and go and kidnap her. He flew to the Mondsee market place and snatched her away, catching her amidst a particularly merry frolic on a day of religious fasting!
The dragon seized the priest´s housekeeper with his claws and flew back to the Drachenwand. Unfortunately however, the priest´s housekeeper was considerably heavier than he had presumed. As a result they both collided with full force against the Drachenwand knocking a huge hole in the wall which can still be seen today. This Dragon´s Hole is 18 metres high! Thus the name for the Drachenwand was set for all time.
The Legend of the Dragon
A long time ago a dragon was living at Dragon Wall. It fell in love with the priest´s cook, but she did not yield to the yearning pleas of the dragon. The thing was that she had strong feelings for the priest. Filled with anger and despair the dragon decided to leave his home at Dragon Wall and abduct the priest´s cook. He flew to the marketplace of Mondsee and caught the cook very much in love with life on a day of fasting.
The dragon grabbed her and headed back to Dragon Wall. Alas, the priest´s cook turned out to be much heavier than the dragon anticipated. As a result, the two of them crashed into the Dragon Wall at full speed and hit a hole in there, which still can be seen today.
That´s how the Dragon Wall received its name.