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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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  • Schloss Drachenburg is an amazing piece of history to see. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking.  more »
  • The grounds of this castle were beautiful, and I suppose the inside of the castle was beautiful too, but I don't think it was worth the extra money it cost to get in. It was nice, but I wouldn't go ag...  more »
  • It's a must-see in this area particularly due to the views and only €15 for the train and castle entry. There are various places to find including a small exhibit about the restoration of the castle.  more »
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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.