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Drachenfels

im Naturpark Siebengebirge, Konigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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DUNFERMLINE SCOTLAND
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Make sure it is a good clear day. Try buying tickets at your hotel in advance for discount. Cafe at top which is very pleasant. Take binoculars with you.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You don't have to like railways to enjoy the very steep ride on Germany's oldest rack railway.Its first stop is at Schlossl Drachenburg, a fairly tale castle with excellently preserved rooms, great views but not an English explanation to be seen. Apparently Snow White and her seven vertically challenged friends either lived here or inspired the fairy tale. The next... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We chose to walk up the hill instead of taking the tram, and nature sites along the road are very scenic. A bit crowded at the top of the hill, but still we could enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the surrounding area. Don't expect much from the ruin though, just some stone walls still standing. But if you imagine... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a few hours before our flight from Dusseldorf to Dubai. As we had rented a car we took a drive to Drachenfels. We were hungry so the restaurant at the top of the mountain was an amazing surprise. We had soup and something German and ended our meal with delicious custard and apple strudel. Wow, the meal and... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

One of the must visit places if you are a Nature lover. Drachnfels is one of the Seven hills in Germany. For reaching to Drachenfels, you can catch the DB Bahn to Konigswinter. From there, you can either walk till Drachenfels or take the Zahnrad Bahn. I will recommend the Zahnrad Bahn. It is one of the oldest rail though,... More

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Bonn
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband & I visited the ruins with our dog and a couple of friends in November 2013. It was a windy day, but we couldn't feel the crispness of the air until we reached the top of the mountain. We happened to take the shorter, more difficult route by mistake. Being 7 months pregnant I wasn't sure I was... More

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Orange, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I visited Drachenfels in October 2013 with my husband and some friends - it was a rainy day but we still enjoyed the visit, the views and in a way the rain was an advantage because it kept the crowds to a minimum. However, there were still some other hardy explorers who visited the site so we were far from... More

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Beckum, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I visited the castle ruins with friends and family in September of 2013. It was very nice. The entrance fee was moderate and the train took us up the mountain to the lookout point. We passed flocks of sheep on the hillside while on the train. We still had to do some climbing to get to the castle ruins, but... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I was a bit disappointed when I got off the train at Konigswinter, looks a bit industrial and down at heel. However it is just a short walk to the station for the Drachenfels Railway and here the station is very modern and well organised. There's a little shop and cafe but the main event s the old train that... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Trip up to the top was good albeit crowded, once on the top good views were to be had, if weather clear. Very good in bright sunny conditions, could be able to see Bonn cathedral if clear. Return to castle and good layout of gardens, but better to wander round the castle alone , without indulging on a guided tour.... More

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