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Schloss Drachenburg, Konigswinter

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Free parking (P6). Entrance €7 but we booked a guided tour (45 minutes) from €2.50. The tour is highly recommended. Castle is only 120 years old but already a special history. Nice views. Very affordable restaurant. Castle wouldn't be out of place in an amusement park but is thereby no less worth to visit.
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  • Surprised, because at this price, we a family ticket had to €15, to have a beautiful and well-maintained facility worth of all praise the care to preserve history. Unfortunately, we missed the point of the official leadership. However we may encounter again and again someone of the staff that absolutely professionally could answer our questions. This also very friendly and helpful. Thank you... A different kind of Castle. Without old past but with a long history. Absolutely recommendable.
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  • The Builder must have been a soul mate by Ludwig. From outside very nicely back into restored. The Park is maintained and romantic. Inside, his story is vividly depicted. The builder had his money at the beginning of the 20th century on the stock exchange.
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  • This is such a great place. Make sure to book the tour so you get to see more of this little palace than is publicly available. Combine this with a quick trip all the way up the mountain using the train to see the ruins of the original castle as well. Walk around the small garden of the palace to enjoy a great view of the Rhine River as well.
  • Beautiful, highly detailed castle. Adult tickets are 7 euro each, but there is a family discount. Tram is available if you pay. Otherwise, it's a pretty walk up the hill (just watch out for horse droppings).
  • Wonderful place. Unbelievable that it is still here and not replaced by some garage, as Germans traditionally do with nice buildings they have.
  • It is really nice castle. But it just open Friday night and weekend. It needs 33min. climbing. If you can add 5-10 min. climbing, you can see good sightseeing, restaurant, and dragon :)
  • Maybe it's here where you can find the best views in Rhineland. Both the location and the castle are very beautiful.

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