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Looks like a fairytale

The castle is halfway up Drachenfels and can be reached by the Drachenfelsbahn (cog railway) or by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Quite Interesting Historical Castle

This was a very interesting castle to visit in Germany. We went on a rainy day, so was good to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Drachenfelsstr. 118, 53639 Koenigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2223 901970
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is halfway up Drachenfels and can be reached by the Drachenfelsbahn (cog railway) or by walking up. From the outside this looks like a fairy tale. You would have to be pretty unromantic not to like this place. Inside there is some nicely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting castle to visit in Germany. We went on a rainy day, so was good to be indoors. There is so much history in this beautiful place. We had a very good guide who really knew a lot of the history...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This a beautiful castle to visit along the Rhine. It was built in the late 1800's so it isn't as historic as most of the castles on the Rhine. But the interior is lovely with romantic painted murals throughout. It reminded me of a smaller...More

1  Thank fireysunrise
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We had a conducted tour of the private apartments in this castle/schloss. Unfortunately, they were filming the German version of Antiques Roadshow, so there were some rooms we were not able to visit. The schloss has been tastefully restored to the era when it was...More

Thank Nan2272252117
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is unlike the "robber barons'" castles further upstream in that it is complete and relatively modern. It is nonetheless still well worth seeing - there are furnished rooms, works of art, very impressive stained glass windows and great viewpoints over the Rhine Valley all...More

Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We were visiting Cologne and Bonn, then decided to see something a little different. Drachenburg Castle is highly recommended. A short 15 minute walk up a hill from a convenient car park, or train trip, with ample food and drink facilities too. Pretty countryside gives...More

2  Thank Axiom80
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

That’s really great place for beautiful view on the top. Castle is great also and nice trail for healthy.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed August 12, 2018

When you're in the area, or looking for a detour, go and visit this beautiful castle. Though not as old as some of the other castles along the Rhine, it is a lovingly restaured building that was, like so many others, heavily damaged during WW2....More

1  Thank Morrison359
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Our view from the apartment in Bonn Mehlem was the castle at Königswinter. We finally reached the castle and it was very nice. The audio guided tour is real good and worth visit. But it's a pity the original owner could never stay and enjoy...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

It's a really beautiful castle. Well worth the walk up the hill -- but if you're no good at speaking German and your driving satnat will send you to the front door of the castle!! You should park in the car park and walk up...More

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September 27, 2018|
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Response from Carla D | Reviewed this property |
You can get there on foot, but I highly recommend taking the tram. It costs about 10 euros and it takes about 5 minutes to get to the top.
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August 29, 2018|
Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
Take Route 66 from Bonn central station to Königswinter Fähre. Then walk 5mins to Drachenfelsstraße 53. This is small train station to castle. Or you could hiking to the top.
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Emma W | Reviewed this property |
We did a boat trip from Cologne, Koenigswinter is a good destination. It does take about 4 hours to get there by boat but it is very relaxing. Once in Koenigswinter you have a few hours until the boat returns. For us it was... More