„The Loreley is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen, which soars some 120 meters above the water line. It marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea. A very strong current and rocks below the waterline have caused many boat accidents there. Loreley is also the name of one of the beautiful Rhine Maidens who lured navigators of this river to their dooms with their alluring singing … “ (read more in Wikipedia).
There you can find also the Lore-Ley by Heinrich Heine: „Ich weiß nicht was soll es bedeuten, …“
More information, beautiful pictures and old postcards: Jutta Assel & Georg Jäger (2006): Orte kultureller Erinnerung. Die Loreley. – Goethezeitportal