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Drachenfels

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

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Upon arrival, you have the choice to either hike up the mountain (30 minutes walk approx.) or ride their tram-like vehicle (with a fee). We decided to take the tram up the hill for the new experience. It is a little expensive for a 5 minute ride, however it was something new. When you get to the top, you will... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Drachenfels as something to do on a Sunday in Germany when a lot of things were closed. The hike took us less than the 40 minutes signposted and was not so difficult (I also don't consider myself to be overly fit!). The views along the way and at the top were well worth it and the cafe was... More 

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Brugge
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157 reviews 157 reviews
32 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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
36 helpful votes 36 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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