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“Stunning views, but not much seating in shade”
Review of Drachenfels

Drachenfels
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USD 51.51*
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Rhine River Cruise to Königswinter with Sea Life Visit or Drachenfels Cliff
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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 beautiful views over Koenigswinter and the Rhine.

There is only one negative thing I have to mention: it is bad for handicap and elderly people. There are barely any benches up there. Yes you can sit on the stairs, but they are in the blazing sun, which is especially bad in the summer. Considering they have a train going up there, they should also provide more seating for people with wheelchairs and elderly.

Thank 391tcf
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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 half way back. As for walking up...... if you like exercise and sweat give it a go!

Thank Susanminky
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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 top. Here there are the most fantastic views of the Rhine and then you can sit inside or out and enjoy a spot of lunch or as we did a cooking bier.
The journey from bottom to top is under five minutes, with a charge of €5 each way and € 5 entry fee to the castle.
Visit on. Week day when parking is easier, there is a large car park under the rail line.

Thank WalesJennie
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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.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

There is a large viewing area and cafe close to the top of this tram accessed mountain but the pathway up to the ruined castle at the top is close due to landslips so reducing the purpose of the ride up.

Thank DMH99
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