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Drachenfels, Konigswinter

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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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  • You can stand on the terrace and admire the distant spires of Köln cathedral, but you cannot walk the historic mule track or get anywhere near the famous ruins because of risk of rockfall. The massive...  more »
  • Schloss Drachenburg and Drachenfels castle are well worth the visit. The ride up the mountain on the tram and castle admission take you back in time to what I can only imagine would have been an amazi...  more »
  • This was an awesome visit! Rich with history and local legends, it was very cool to stand in the spot that Siegfried slain the dragon (according to local lore). There was also a cute biergarten that o...  more »