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Review of Drachenfels

Drachenfels
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US$51.54*
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Rhine River Cruise to Königswinter with Sea Life Visit or Drachenfels Cliff
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Make sure it is a good clear day. Try buying tickets at your hotel in advance for discount. Cafe at top which is very pleasant. Take binoculars with you.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

You don't have to like railways to enjoy the very steep ride on Germany's oldest rack railway.Its first stop is at Schlossl Drachenburg, a fairly tale castle with excellently preserved rooms, great views but not an English explanation to be seen. Apparently Snow White and her seven vertically challenged friends either lived here or inspired the fairy tale. The next and final stop at Drachenfels Plateau offers even better views of the Rhine and a fine open space for refreshments. A rough track nearby leads to a very ruined tower. Upon returning to your starting point a brief tour of the town of Konigswinter will fail to excite unless you like old dolls and retro cups and saucers. However all is not lost there is an excellent little shop that makes its own superb Italian ice cream and there are a few bars on the water front with very helpful young waitresses.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We chose to walk up the hill instead of taking the tram, and nature sites along the road are very scenic. A bit crowded at the top of the hill, but still we could enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the surrounding area. Don't expect much from the ruin though, just some stone walls still standing. But if you imagine a dragon landing on that ruin, the scene would be just epic.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We had a few hours before our flight from Dusseldorf to Dubai. As we had rented a car we took a drive to Drachenfels. We were hungry so the restaurant at the top of the mountain was an amazing surprise. We had soup and something German and ended our meal with delicious custard and apple strudel. Wow, the meal and service almost matched the view! We could see the Rhine make it's way into the far beyond, with many barges and cruises to watch. The valley below is breathtaking. The weather was freezing and windy, but well worth the trip. The train ride to the top is slow but also lovely. Apparently you can hike to the top, but we were not the fittest as we had just spent two weeks travelling. I am so pleased we made the effort. What an experience.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

One of the must visit places if you are a Nature lover. Drachnfels is one of the Seven hills in Germany.
For reaching to Drachenfels, you can catch the DB Bahn to Konigswinter. From there, you can either walk till Drachenfels or take the Zahnrad Bahn. I will recommend the Zahnrad Bahn. It is one of the oldest rail though, it has been modernized now. It runs on cog wheels.
Make sure, you get down at the last station which is the top. From there you can catch the view of Forests, River Rhine and Bonn. The view is breathtaking. On the way return, you can also visit the Burg Drachenfels.

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