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Drachenfels

Address: im Naturpark Siebengebirge, Konigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Brugge
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155 reviews 155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A nice, but challenging walk to the castle ruin. Once on top you have a magnificent view on the Rhine river.

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Hennef, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We love it here. Taking the retro train up to the top, enjoying the views and then working our way down, there's wonderful countryside and landscapes to take in. It can be hard work for older people or disabled people though. The "grotto"-style display of creatures is a little gruesome and disappointing as it quite run-down.

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Datteln, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

All in our party loved walking up Drachenfels, the old ruins are great to see and the views are incredible. I will absolutely visit again as this place is the best thing I have seen in Germany so far.

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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120 reviews 120 reviews
49 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is apparently where all the Scandinavians go when they come to the Rhine, so expect it to be busy. The hike up is a bit strenuous but certainly manageable if you go slow and the views along the way are fantastic as you look out over the Rhine valley. The castle itself is a ruin but a neat one... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

this place is close to Dusseldorf and a nice day out can be planned. close to the station is the tram station for a nice ride up the mountain. this place offers excellent view of the Rhine and the areas near by. on the way is the castle and the reptile zoo so its all in one. the park offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful views of the Rhine from the old castle ruins above. Many photo ops around the existing ruined structure. Rode the tram up then walked down to Drachenfels. The flowers were beautiful in the Fall. Agree with Polly M. wear comfortable walking shoes as some of the paths are uneven and steep. Off the beaten tourist path, but definitely worth... More 

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Sible Hedingham
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10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The majesty of the Rhine is apparent from the crest, and the cafeteria at the top if the railway is good quality. It's possible to walk up, but we rode! Choose good weather for the views, and wear good shoes as it's a steep path up to the summit and the ruins. More interpretive panels would be good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Get out into the fresh air and walk in the woods! Around most corners there is a great view and friendly walkers who will certainly say 'tag to you.

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ely
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoyed the trip up the mountain on the rack railway. The views at the top are superb, and the walk down is well marked with plenty of interest on the way down.

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Arendal, Norway
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

At first , I thought it would be wise to take the train going up, but we then decided to just walked. I t was fun and the summer weather was awesome. Great place on top they have a big restaurant, where you can enjoy a dinner, or just a beer or just even an ice cream. The toilets are... More 

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