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Drachenfels, Konigswinter
(4.1/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Drachenfels and other Konigswinter attractions using our handy Konigswinter vacation route planner.
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  • To get time one day before the door, this is an absolutely recommended destination. We ran up - which was to create loosely in 45 minutes. Great views over the surrounding countryside. Above is logically a bit windy - so pack the right jacket. Photo remember :-) What is too big, is above the restaurant. That doesn't fit into the landscape. But this is a matter of taste.
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  • Let the expensive train for what it is and go here just to walk to the top; on an hour are you there, even with stops. Nice path, safe for children. This path seems the most interesting on a sunny winter day or in the fall, if everything is in color. Not great, kinda nice.
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  • The climb is worth, the sweeping Valley views one rewarded for the effort of hiking. Very nice ways to run well.
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  • Great views. Range of food options. Can get crowded.
  • Great views.
  • Dishes and fantastic views. Stylishly designed restaurant just below the top of the Drachenfels. The prices are also just below the Summit level, of the location but adapted accordingly. For that, the dishes were very tasty prepared and presented visually inviting. The selection is not oversized, but it should be something for everyone.
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  • Who is too stupid to blame the terrace with the restaurant has to be confused, myself! Clear salted prices, but hey there's hardly a better viewpoint in the Siebengebirge mountains region ;-)
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  • Worth seeing, especially in autumn, when not so many tourists there are.
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