The Drachenfels is a 321 meters high mountain in Königswinter, Germany. It contains a castle ruin dating back to the year 1167 CE and a modern visitors center with a restaurant and very good views on river Rhein. You can get to the top by using Germany’s oldest cog railway – the Drachenfelsbahn.

Much to do at the Drachenfels

The Drachenfels is (like the Petersberg) very good visible from Bonn, Germany – that’s why I had the idea to get up. The train ride is nice and the views from the top are good – if you’ve got enough time you can go hiking here, visit the new castle from 1884 CE underneath or check out the Nibelungenhalle and the reptile zoo.


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