Drachenfels

Drachenfels, Koenigswinter: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Drachenfels Reviews: 4.5/5

Drachenfels
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Thomas A
Munich, Germany57 contributions
Historical with great views
Jul 2021
This is a bit of a hike, especially if you've just toured the Schloss below, but it's worth it. There are toilets and seating, and a restaurant to recover at when you get to the top. You can use the funicular if you prefer, but the walk is a lot more fun. The very top of the hill is crowned with the ruins of the medieval "dragon castle" and is very romantic, with the amazing views. A really good walk, and definitely worth the effort to get to the top.
Written July 15, 2021
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Cimmerianbloke
Overijse, Belgium424 contributions
Legenday Rhine walks
Jun 2021
As a professional photographer, I wanted to experience and see the place where legendary photographer August Sander made some of his most stunning and emblematic landscape plates. To be in the spirit, I took the short but very steep and arduous way from Rhöndorf (park for free at the train station as the parking lot at the foot of the Drachenfels is always full) up to the Drachenfels and take the same landscape pictures Sander did nearly a century ago. The path goes up very steeply into the woods and requires appropriate footwear and a decent level of fitness. Once on top (35 minutes if you're fit), you can enjoy the views from the terrace and go on to see the castle, another 15 minutes away. There is an easier but longer route that most people visiting by bicycle take. The best way to plan the day is to drop off at the Bad Honnef information office, a free map of the Siebengebirge area is available, complete with walk routes. The staff there is very nice and helpful. On another nad, stay away from the café at the top of the Drachenfels, prices are ridiculous ( 500ml erstaz Cola bottle costs 3,30€)
Written June 21, 2021
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Sjur B
Strasbourg, France92 contributions
Spectacular views over the Rhine at a pleasant burg
Oct 2020 • Friends
The Drachenfels outside of Königswinter offers spectacular view of the Rhine from different angles, the well-preserved ruins of a burg, possibilities for a good walk and simple dishes to be enjoyed at a pleasant terrace. Add an excellent ride by the Drachenfelsbahn and you have a great way of spending a half day with family and friends, definitely a must if you are in the area.
Written October 4, 2020
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Stinsa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands300 contributions
Stunning views
Sep 2020 • Family
Spend the day in Königswinter today. We got there fairly early, and noticed the little train up the hill does not go up until 11 a.m. because we already arrived around 9:30 am we decided to walk up.
Especially the first part is pretty steep at a 20% incline, but if you take your time it's definitely doable and a very nice walk.
I recommend getting there early if you visit on the weekend to beat the crowds.
Beautiful views and interesting to see the ruins. Definitely worth the walk up the hill!
Written September 19, 2020
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Luc H
Oberkochen, Germany269 contributions
Worth the view
Aug 2020 • Couples
Taking the old cog train up the hill to see the view from the top is a great day out. A great restaurant on top of the mountain caters for all. Walking down the hill to see the mansion that was completed in just 2 years is also stunning.
Written August 25, 2020
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marie
5 contributions
very nice day out
Aug 2020
very nice day out. great views over the rhine. Had nice food and drink at the foot of the ruins. Went up by little train. very nice for anyone really.
Written August 18, 2020
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StevenKolsteren
Groningen, The Netherlands137 contributions
A ruin with a view
Aug 2020
The ruins of the castle Drachenfels are the summum of Romanticism, quite rightly enjoyed by many before. The views of the Rhine are outstanding. Because it has been a popular attraction from the last century, it is well known and well visited. The Drahenfelsbahn (train) takes you to a first platform with restaurant etc, but you will have to climb a little bit further to the actual ruins themselves.
Written August 12, 2020
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Maarten V
Koenigswinter, Germany12 contributions
Nice point of vieuw
Aug 2020 • Solo
Nice panoramic view of the area and the Rhijn. Very high climb, bit the view is worth it. A bid busy, I arrived at 11.30 am
Written August 5, 2020
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Lazyism
Antwerp, Belgium155 contributions
Hike looking for the Drache..
Jul 2020
The hike is doable and not that long. It's not necessary to take the expensive train (unless you have serious conditions). We even saw families pushing strollers up the hill. At the top you could see the ruins and the nice view over Drachenfels. There's a parking lot at the bottom of the hill for only 2 euro (3 hours).
Written August 1, 2020
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Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany390 contributions
Lovely view
Aug 2019
This is one of the mountains or hills of the Siebengebirge. Probably the most famous as it has the ruins on top and the Schloss Drachenburg among other attractions.

It is a walking distance from the train stations of Königswinter. Parking spaces are also available nearby the foot of the hill.

You can either hike up, ride a donkey or take the train to reach the top. Hiking up will offer you lovely views while the train is also a nice experience as this is one of the oldest trains of its kind.

The ruins on top offers a very lovely view of the Rhein and nearby towns. There is also a restaurant and souvenir shop on top.

Even if you are taking the train, it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and to be careful while walking as some paths especially the one leading to the tower ruins can be slippery.
Written July 8, 2020
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