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Address: im Naturpark Siebengebirge, Konigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Worth a hike, spectecular view

A must see, not only for hiking enthusiasts but for everyone. Lovely route and amazing views. Check out Schloss Drachenfels on the way to the top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A must see, not only for hiking enthusiasts but for everyone. Lovely route and amazing views. Check out Schloss Drachenfels on the way to the top.

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Bonn, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A really lovely walk (short, but very steep - you can catch a train to the top if you want though) that takes in fantastic views across the Rhine all along the way. The view from the top is spectacular, but we were even more surprised to find Schloss Drachtenburg - a really beautiful castle that you can visit inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The cog railway is a fascinating way to get to the top and back down again. We went up on a really wet day but enjoyed the trip. A wide terrace give a panoramic view of the surrounding area. Villages, the hills, Rhine river with the ferries, pleasure craft, large container barges all moving up and down and across. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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