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Review of Drachenfels

Drachenfels
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The castle was very interesting, but we had a serious problem with managing stairs. In fact my husband gave up and waited for us but on the way down, I saw a lift, which was not offered to us for him to use.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have over the years climbed the hill to the Drachenfels on many occasions, but this is the first time for six years, The view from the top always leaves me in awe. However, on my last visit on the17th July 13, I had the misfortune to encounter the worst of German hospitality at the rebuilt terrace restaurant, due to third rate service and poor quality of food.
The modernisation of the terrace is slightly out of place, but I suppose they call this progress. I still recommend visiting the Drachenfals, but suggest you take your own food and refreshments.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stopped here on the way to Bonn. Finding the parking lot to start the hike up was slightly complicated. It is also possible to take a train up (if you wanted to avoid the climb). The walk up took about 30 minutes and was a good workout, mostly shaded through woods. You pass the castle on the way. There is no entrance fee for the Drachenfels (however there is for the castle). A new restaurant is in the process of being finished just below the peak. Very nice views from the top of the Drachenfels and recommendable stop when touring along the Rhine.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Going to Drachenfels, the tram takes you up the mountain past Drachenburg castle. The attraction up there is the view. Other than that there is not much to see. The modern style restaurant building looks a bit out of place and food in there isn't really great, but it offers great views over the Rhine valley.

In combination with a visit to the castle below, definitely a nice trip to take. But make sure not to miss Drachenburg, because this is the highlight of the place.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

It's great to take the funicular up and then walk back down to Königswinter. Beautiful views! Don't miss the 1-euro coin-operated machine that shows a tableaux of Siegfried and the dragon :-)

Thank Tara E
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