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Address: im Naturpark Siebengebirge, Konigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49-2223-29-69-90
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Very beautiful scenery. Lots to see both in the castle and the grounds. Nice souvenir shop. Interesting cog railway journey to and from the house. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very beautiful scenery. Lots to see both in the castle and the grounds. Nice souvenir shop. Interesting cog railway journey to and from the house. Well worth a visit.

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Brighton,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Germanys oldest cog railway opened in 1883, takes you up through beautiful natural forest. The 1,500 metre track winds its way up the hillside on a incline of up to 20 percent to the summit, from the top there is a delightful view over the Rhine valley. There is a café at the top, the train runs every 30 mins... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

For some beautiful views of the surrounding Rhein scenery, this is well worth the climb. Walking up is do-able but if you only have a short time, get the train. You can also ride a donkey if you wish! Visitor centre at the top as well as the old castle ruin. Admission to Schloss Drachenburg, about halfway up, is available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Of course, the main attraction is the castle ruins known as "Dragon Rock," but for me the greatest part was the perspective I gained of the Rhein and 7 mountains by walking all the way from charming Koningswinter to the height of Drachenfels. Along the way you can visit charming cafes, garden shops and a Gasthaus operating since the 1700's... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It is possible to walk up the hill but unless you are feeling particularly fit or are determined to keep costs down the train is the easiest way up - every 15 mins in peak season with a journey time of 10 minutes to the top (stopping half way up for the castle). The terminus at the bottom is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a fantastic time when we visited Drachenfels. We took the train to the top and although it wasn't the sunniest of days we were very lucky to be able to see all the way to Köln - a great city-scape with the cathedral clearly visible. Had a nice lunch at the restaurant at the top before taking the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Drachenfels is a great idea for a short trip if you live in the Cologne area. Main point is the Castle ruins with a spectacular view covering the Rhine, Siebengebirge, Bonn and surrounding cities. There is a nice cafe (just beneath the ruins) to enjoy coffee, beer and/or a snack. Nice walk from Koenigswinter if you don't mind the climb,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I did not think that I would have such a great time at this attraction. From afar, it just seems like some jagged stones. The whole experience of the tram and the history makes for an enjoyable visit. Plan for half a day, unless you see the lower castle as well. A great view, and a lot of history surround... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The tram ride to the top was joyful. The view from top of the town and the river was amazing...The walk upto the ruins is a bit steep. The castle was midsize and impressive. Nice place to be for a weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It's a steep trek if you don't take the cog-rail, but the views from the top is well worth the trip.

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