Drachenfels, Koenigswinter

You can access Drachenfels, a 321 m (1,053 ft) hill, by footpath or a small tourist train. As you wind your way up, look for the neo-Gothic castle, Schloss Drachenburg, built in 1882. A ruined castle at the summit--which requires a short but steep walk after exiting the train--was built between 1138 and 1167. Admire the views of the Rhine River and city of Bonn, then spend time watching boats travel up and down the river. Stop at the restaurant or snack bar to refuel before making your way back down. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Koenigswinter holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Drachenfels and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It will take you 90 minutes, and although a little bit steep at the beginning, it's worth the effort. The view at the top is fantastic and if you can't do the climb you can take the funicular to the t...  more »
  • Under a bright blue sky, the views over the Rhineland is a pleasure and a must for the Rhineland tourist. A trip is not recommended but in heavily overcast or foggy weather. Then you can see too little.
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  • Go above the last train and enjoy the sunset. A magnificent spectacle that you have to see.
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  • Historic location, excellent wine and food. A unique owner who responds to the guests exactly how they talk to him. So never be rude when you go there...
  • Great view and definately worth a visit to the grounds. We caught the train up and walked down with the baby in a harness.
  • The hill itself is not very tall (about 321m high), however the view from the top is lovely, especially on summer days. It will take about 40 minutes to hike. On the top of the hill you can see the Rhine river, a fairy tale - like castle and a ruined watchtower.
  • A wonderful hiking place in Germany. The walk to the top is quite tiring due to the steepness, but the view up top is a beautiful reward!
  • Nice place to visit. It is possible to go by foot or with a small train. Great view from the top. Children friendly.

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