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No matter the weather

It was a wet windy and misty day and that just added to the edgy feel of this beautiful castle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Danielle C
London, England, United Kingdom
Must see in Christmas Time

we visited this place during christmas markt. Lightning of the castle was unbelivable. Christmas... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Selmin U
Leverkusen, Germany
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Drachenfelsstr. 118, 53639 Koenigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2223 901970
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a wet windy and misty day and that just added to the edgy feel of this beautiful castle. Truly stunning with some great views. I would like to see it again in another season but would highly recommend at any time of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

we visited this place during christmas markt. Lightning of the castle was unbelivable. Christmas market was so nice and it was easy to go on with buggy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Selmin U
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Visited just today. It's currently not the tourist high season so it was a very peaceful visit where a handful of people had the whole place to themselves. This also meant that the funicular isn't in service at this time of year, which is fine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was a fun 1/2 day trip. We got the audio tour and it was entertaining and interesting. Such a beautiful place with gorgeous views - can see all the way to Cologne! Kids will love going to the tower!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Before I forget, take the train... ! Ok... situated up a rather large hill this imposing building looks too new to be true and indeed has had extensive renovation.. Take the audio tour, no guide, as it details lots of info... you must leave ID...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John B
Reviewed October 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank O7270YSrichardr
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from O7270YSrichardr | Reviewed this property |
I would say “no” as Scheid’s Drachenburg is quite far from central Cologne. However, I do not have any knowledge of public transportation. As other traveler recommended, a good idea to contact local tourist office. Good luck... More
December 23, 2018|
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Response from lottie49 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry have only seen it in summer.
November 30, 2018|
Response from Marcus S | Reviewed this property |
Last possibility is on 18.Nov. 2018 - It seems to that it has closed in December. Find attached the original statement from the Homepage. "Letzter Fahrtag ist 18. November 2018 (Ausnahmen siehe News). Die Drachenfelsbahn... More
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