Drachenfels, which is German for "Dragon's Rock," is a mountain in the Siebengebirge mountain range near Bonn, Germany.
In UO, Drachenfels is a European shard. On Drachenfels a large percentage of players are German. Compared to other shards, the number of players on Drachenfels is low. Because of this rumors abound that Drachenfels will be shutting down in the near future, but these are only rumors.