Schloss Drachenburg, Konigswinter

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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 visit Schloss Drachenburg and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Konigswinter attractions using our Konigswinter tour itinerary planner.
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  • A nice slot where you with the combi ticket as in May. We also had the rondlijding booked a Euro 2.50 and then in a few rooms extra and you will learn. Remember to also to climb the Tower, the view is worth it.
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  • Schloss Drachenburg sits high atop a hill overlooking Bonn and the Rhine. It is a impressive grand house. The views from almost all rooms are truly beautiful and the workmanship obviously is something...  more »
  • There's not a lot to see here. Another late 19th C romantic confection, which was restored (quite amusingly badly, in some of the wall paintings). We did hear about this in a very informative way from...  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.

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