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✯ Lorelei Rock and view of the Rhine River bend near Sankt Goarshausen, Germany. According to German legend a beautiful young maiden, named Lorelei, who threw herself headlong into the river in despair over a faithless lover was transformed into a siren and could occasionally be heard singing on a rock along the Rhine River. Her hypnotic music lured sailors to their death. The rock soars 120 m (393ft) above the water line.