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Schloss Drachenburg, Konigswinter

(4.4/5 based on 300+ 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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  • If you are in Königswinter, please visit the Dragon Castle. Excellent by the NRW-Foundation restored... Take King winter to the door with the Cog Railway. There is a fantastic view, with clear Wettter to the Cologne Cathedral. Come on, it is worth
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  • As with the work and I live in this area in my free time I would like milo spend time 1. may with friends we went on a trip on the Drachenfels, this is one of the 7 wzgorzy. Previously was amazing breakfast in the castle of Drachenburg where podjechalismy the queue to the top. Breakfast was services in the form of a Swedish buffet, so everyone could meet your whims and fancies. Ucztowalismy to 13 type ensure poszlismy one above stations where you can admire the amazing landscape wijacego in August and a beautiful view of the gory Königswinter, Badgodesberg and Bad Fenef. sniadaniania brunch in the castle of Drachenburg only early need to book because the demand is a big
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  • We were with friends and children 2. advent Saturday 2016 Dragon Castle and we very well liked. An entrance fee is charged for access to the Christmas market. In the Castle, you could visit rooms and buy nice things like furniture and decoration. Around the Castle, there is a park, with many paths where many Christmas market stalls were set up, and which was super staged with a very nice lighting. It was while full - full parking lot, queues at the cash register and many people in the rooms of the Castle Dragon - but it was still very nice. There were many booths with beautiful crafts to buy special features and goodies. Also for the physical well-being was provided. It was something special, not like otherwise on the Christmas 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