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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Briefly and succinctly: Super beautiful view, for that is the first serious climb worth (the beginning of the path is brutal, with time the way is pleasant) above there is a café in the can is then well be allowed it. But beware: Anyone here expected mourners, is out of place. All in all is always a nice destination, where you can haul all friends and family members who come to visit, and to offer them a little "event" and movement of the Drachenfels.
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  • Come and see ! The lovely spot looks like in a fairytale, two castles, both open for a visit, and kept perfectly. You will just love it !!! And you will never forget the view ! The lovely Rhine valley...  more »
  • As a family we visited Königswinter and wanted of course to the Drachenfels Cog Railway. There is not a family card, the ADAC-discount of 20% will expire in March 2017 :-( The Cog Railway, we drove to the middle station to visit the Nibelungen Hall. These cost extra entry, again no family card again. We have therefore given us the mossy Dragon. We continued up towards the rock. The view is nice, but there are many other places on the Rhine with similar views of the Rhine and the surrounding area. In the restaurant then stew for 8! €, incredible! Then it was up the rock walk, nice but quickly traveled. Now we had seen it all. To get a little more time, we went again only up to the middle station down and then went walking. That was nice, but over too quickly. Conclusion: German rip off at the highest level & full-day employment. We were disappointed!
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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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