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Drachenfels 1, 53639 Koenigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2223 296990
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is an amazing place to go when you are in the region , the walk to this place is very beautiful , a lot of roadsignals so you never get lost . The period in spring is the most beautiful period to go.

Thank hendrikspoed
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Soooo a beautiful place. Very pretty castle. Breath taking views. Yummy cakes in cafe. Highly recommend. Looking forward going there more often

Thank queeny1955
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were in the area to look at Drachenburg castle and decided to walk further up the mountain to visit the Drachenfels remains. There are just a few stone walls still standing, but the view from the top of the mountain overlooking the Rhein is...More

Thank michaeljosephsousa
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Basically a ruined castle at the top of a hill. Not much left of the castle but you can still wander around the ruins. A funicular train takes you most of the way to the top where there happens to be a restaurant and a...More

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I highly recommend walking up to the top of Drachenfels. It's a lovely walk (particularly on a sunny day), there's cafe's/bars along the way to stop off for a drink or some food, the walk itself is not too hard (you can get to the...More

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Come and see ! The lovely spot looks like in a fairytale, two castles, both open for a visit, and kept perfectly. You will just love it !!! And you will never forget the view ! The lovely Rhine valley just lying there !

Thank perledeslichts
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and amazing Castle. Took the train up and also took the tour which goes through the history of how the castle was built. It was never conquered and with its many lines of defenses you can see why! Very cool, definitely want to...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I went up here several times and every time is worth the hike. Ow, yes, do not take the expensive cable cart. Just make a nice big hike over the Ölberg and other peaks of the seven mountains. It is worth having this place half...More

Thank gerson v
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The views from Drachenfels are amazing! You can either ride the little train up= 10 euros or hike, its a short hike but very steep. There is a little beer garden up top, so you can have a cold beer when you arrive.

Thank kdeckx
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We walked up to Drachenfels from the parkplatz at the base of the Drachenfelsbahn. It is an easy walk up if you take your time. There is a small imbiss part way up where you can get some pommes or bratwurst. The view from the...More

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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).