12: Butterfly Boutique

If you are looking for a pretty souvenir, you will definitely find it in the butterfly boutique. There are also educational books about butterflies and stories that you probably don’t know yet. Like the true story that takes place here in Sayn and is told by a painted lady. Would you like to hear the beginning? Then I would be happy to read it to you, About proud lions and the castle dog Disco “Today I would like to tell you about our castle dog, of lions and butterflies and that, that not everything is always as it seems at first glance. When I saw our new castle poodle Disco for the first time, I, the beautiful painted lady, was sitting on a leaf of the large chestnut tree in the castle roundel and let the sun warm me with my wings spread out. The sparrows on the bulbous roof of the castle tower had been on the lookout since early morning for the new resident who was finally supposed to arrive in Sayn today. Nothing disturbed the tense calm, only the fluttering of the hoisted red and yellow flag in the wind, which was adorned with a golden lion, could be heard faintly. It seemed a bit as if time had stood still, although the hands on the castle tower clock continued to move minute by minute. Not a peep was heard from the castle, which watches over the castle like an eagle’s nest. Until suddenly the sparrows standing in espaliers sounded their lilting fanfares. And at the same time the birds in the old giant trees in the castle park opposite joined in the jubilation. So loud and clear that all the animals in the glass butterfly house heard the message: The new castle dog had arrived!” You can find out how the story continues in the castle opposite. And you will find the Painted Lady butterfly there too.