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Schloss Drachenburg, Konigswinter
(4.4/5 based on 280+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Park the car down at the free car park, a short walk up and you find a really stunning Castle. For only 6 euros you can the inside of the Castle, the gardens around it and the lookout tower. From here you also have a wonderful view over the surrounding countryside with Bonn, the Rhine and many kilometers far to the South.
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  • The Train ride up to the Castle was interesting to say the least. The Schloss or Castle itself was a little uninspiring. It is advertised in the brochure as the Dream Castle with the unforgettable Rhi...  more »
  • It is a place to be! We had a chance to admire this place during a brilliant golden autumn, with all the trees covered in magical colours and the sun shining. it is definitely worth having a walk to t...  more »
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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