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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  • Visiting Drachenfels is a must if you are in the area of Cologne or Bonn. You can arrive at Königswinter by public transport but we went by car on a hot Saturday and it was also not a problem to find....  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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