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Schloss Drachenburg, Konigswinter
(4.4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Formerly a summer resort, Christian boarding school, Nazi elite school, and eventually training center for the German Rail Regional Office, Schloss Drachenburg was constructed in just two years, between 1882 and 1884. Built as a private castle-like villa for a rich businessman, he never ended up living here. The mansion is now owned by the State Foundation and open to the public. Visit the interior to see ornate decor and paintings--and for views of the river below. Hike up from the town below, take a historic train ride up, or for children, even ride a donkey. Plan to see Schloss Drachenburg and other attractions that appeal to you using our Konigswinter vacation trip planner.
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  • We were at the 10.12.16 there and were able to visit the Christmas market there will immediately. The place you can walk up in 30 minutes - anyone who wants to can take the Cog Railway. The Christmas market was nett-estimated 30 stalls. Of course, the half is Christmas and decorative items, and the other half eat and drink – not just sausage and French fries are some things outside the standards. You could look at the castle itself, and it's worth - definitely a look but no absolute high light. What bothered me was the "furniture exhibition" a furniture dealer from the region in the Interior. This is somehow inappropriate. I hope this has been because of the Christmas market.
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  • On Saturday spontaneously moved to Königswinter, approached parking p5. Booted up with the Cog Railway. The conductor was very funny and Nice. The Christmas market nestled in the Park was just a dream! We were from approximately 12:30 15:00 there, probably, it is still much nicer in the evening due to the lighting. The Castle, the Park, which views and the beautiful are worth to be visited! Glass art, jewelry, craft - all beautifully displayed and presents! There are. Program points such as E.g. the storyteller, who played Charles Dickens Christmas story, will, and also many people run around dressed in original costumes! An incredibly great atmosphere is that eaten "Jailbirds" have like potato soup (sorry, the stand is so named and is super) and wild sausage - two thick sausages in a bun with plum mustard for 4 euros each - delicious and worth every dollar! The castle is also worth a visit and must necessarily be views are, especially the ceiling and wall paintings were impressive. We will be there again next year!
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  • We were so excited last year of the Christmas market, we were so disappointed this year. Although the castle still offers a great setting, and this year there were more people with beautiful costumes from Victorian times (or at least ajar), but it no longer was a Christmas market, it was only a "feeding market".
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  • It's big and impressive but it can't really justify its price of entrance. Worth a look but don't base your entire Rhineland trip just for this. It's essentially is a 18th century manors modelled after a castle. Still very cool but not really a castle. The view is a 10
  • Stunning palace with very nice views. A lot of rooms to go to and see. Nice parks to sit and enjoy the view too.
  • Well, it's a small castle but you can have quite a good view on the roof of the building. The building itself is so so. Oh yes, there is a tram that takes visitors to the castle and the top of the hill.
  • Fascinating castle. Great views. Interesting interiors. Very little English translation of information boards. Helpful staff spoke English.
  • $6 Euro each to enter this castle. Beautifully designed and decorated. It was left abandoned for a while and then refurbished. Worth it for the views of the river alone, What a dream castle