Drachenfels, Konigswinter

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, Konigswinter holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Drachenfels and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The ruin is very small and not really worth it, the view makes a lot of good. The restaurant didn't look cozy
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  • Nice trip on the train to get to the top in about 20 minutes, which can be easily reached on foot. On a clear day from the top you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and you can relax drink a coffee or beer in the room. Unfortunately because of the little time I've got to go to the Castle, which probably would deserve a visit.
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  • Well with the trip to the top; great views over the Rhine, including all the way to Köln cathedral to the north. There's a cafe at the top if it's raining, but the coffee was disgusting.  more »
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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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