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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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Reviews
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  • This Great Historic castle overlooks the town of Konigswinter and Bonn. Beautiful designs in and outside the castle, when you take a picture of the lookout you can see it as it is like from a Disney m...  more »
  • My girlfriend and me has liked it much, but the price of CHF 15.-€ per person for the rack railway and the entrance to the Castle very exaggerated... even if it was a play of light at its best, is greatly exaggerated, and really what sold was also not. It's a pity for us and our friends the last visit!?
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  • Already curious what fall is the rich people in the Rhineland have to impress their fellow human beings. Whether one needs to spend so much protection resources from the stage of almost ruin in the 19th century back to restore it, remains questionable.
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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