Drachenfels, Koenigswinter

You can access Drachenfels, a 321 m (1,053 ft) hill, by footpath or a small tourist train. As you wind your way up, look for the neo-Gothic castle, Schloss Drachenburg, built in 1882. A ruined castle at the summit--which requires a short but steep walk after exiting the train--was built between 1138 and 1167. Admire the views of the Rhine River and city of Bonn, then spend time watching boats travel up and down the river. Stop at the restaurant or snack bar to refuel before making your way back down. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Koenigswinter holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Drachenfels and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Drachenfels is hill in the Siebengebirge, we accessed it by the Cog Railway, Drachenfelsbahn, during a tour from Cologne. On top of the hill are the ruins of the Burg Ruins. You can walk up to the...  more »
  • Nice tour option if you are in Bonn/Cologne area or near those. Access by car or public transportation. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes. I went there in the Summer and the view was amazing...  more »
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  • We rode a funicular to get to Drachenfels, which in itself was a fun experience. Besides the structure, the grounds are well maintained. Restrooms are available and there is a cafe in the older part of the castle ruins. You can also get a 360 degree view of Bonn and the Rhine river.
  • Nice hiking trail, and a breathtaking view from the top. The ruins of the castle are ok, the castle itself is nice but something wow, it's more nicer outside where you can see the valley and enjoy the nature. Highly recommended.
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