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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
  • The drachenfels can easily be reached from Bonn by either car, train or boat. We decided to take a Rhine cruise from Bonn to konigswinter which takes about 90 minutes and offers some nice views over t...  more »
  • We were here and thought it was beautiful. You should visit here also the Castle half way up to the Drachenfels. Wonderful. Location up on the Drachenfels also ok, nice view over the Rhein.Gerne again.
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  • Drachenfels offers really beautiful surroundings, the castle is an absolute must see, but it is also wonderful to wander around in nature. Make sure you during sunset on the hill opposite the Castle are, then you can enjoy the best views of the Castle followed by the Sun that was slowly goes down.
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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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