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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 see Schloss Drachenburg and other attractions that appeal to you using our Konigswinter vacation trip planner.
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  • This is a beautifully restored 19th c. castle. The furnishings are not original to the castle, but represent the period very well. English print guides are available for a deposit and are very useful....  more »
  • Particularly impressive, I found the device, which is oriented to the originals from the Gründerzeit and conveys a genuine-looking picture of the life world. The restoration of the murals is also very interesting from a restorative perspective. In the House, an employee explained me details of the restoration and the emergence, for example the symbolism of window and wall paintings. The garden and the terrace of Venus are beautifully designed. Entrance 7,00 EUR m.E. is in order. Also the steep road who is on foot, can take upwards of 1 km in attack. The Cog Railway's going for 10,00 EUR and back, you can save it if necessary to himself.
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  • A very great sample of European Castle design with amazing interiors and a glimpse of Vintage furniture , decoration and design . Its a must see place in this area ..you pay 5 euro entrance but its to...  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