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Drachenfels 1, 53639 Koenigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2223 296990
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent view to the Rhine Valley - both south and north - and very nice spot to climb up the Dragon Rock ruine. You can interrupt the cog railway ridehalf way in order to visit the Schloss Wolkenburg and the nice garden (extra payment!) The...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Make sure you've got your walking boots and a stick! The walk up Drachenfels is steep but you definitely get rewarded at the top with great views and maybe a waffle too!

Thank ultravioletmoon
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I had only one thought the entire time, ‘I am literally on top of the world.’ It feels like you can see forever and as one of my friends pointed out, you can see why they’d choose to build a castle there with a view...More

Thank StaceyA998
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I have been coming here since I was 6 or 7 years old - my grandfather would have me ride on a donkey to the top and tell me the story of how Siegrfried slayed that dragon. You can walk up either along a paved...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The ruins are totally secondary to the view. You can see forever up and down the Rhine. Take the train or walk, either way you will be rewarded. The walk is strenuous!

Thank FrankCGlazer
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Head up the hills on the mountain railway or walk up if you're feeling energetic. Take in the beautiful views across the Rhine Valley and across to Bonn. Don't miss the ruins at the very top and stop for refreshment in the smart modern cafe.

Thank ManInBlack64
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had a great trip with the whole family up there. The younger people hiked (about 30min up) and the older ones were able to take the cable car, which was quite convenient and not too expensive either. There is a restaurant up there and...More

Thank 391tcf
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Great views. Good value. Nostalgic train and a nice walk down took about an hour for the walk. It was a bit steep but I only had sensible sandles on. We took the dog which they charged 1 euro for. You can get the train...More

Thank Susanminky
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

You can either walk, appropriately 30 mins up and 20 minutes down, or take the train, which is what we did, stopping half way to visit the very pretty Drachenburg castle before jumping back into the train which takes you to the ruin at the...More

Thank WalesJennie
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Well with the trip to the top; great views over the Rhine, including all the way to Köln cathedral to the north. There's a cafe at the top if it's raining, but the coffee was disgusting.

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Laura D
9 September 2016|
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Response from Risto M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, The cog rail has only three stops, one at the top, one halfway next to the castle Drachenburg and one in Königswinter. The nearest railway station is Königswinter Bf. The nearest subway/tram station is called... More
7 August 2016|
Response from M O | Reviewed this property |
Take the regional express train to Koenigswinter, then follow the tourist trail(and the donkeys).