Zahnradbahn Drachenfels

Zahnradbahn Drachenfels

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Recommended by 281 out of 311 hikers


  • 👣 JoeThu 🐕

    Nice old "full" train. Walk, there you have more of it - because of fresh air and view ;-)

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    • November 13, 2019

  • Andreas S.

    An absolute highlight with nostalgia

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Christian

    This makes the way to the Drachenfels a lot of fun. You can climb / descend at any time for little money. 👍🏻

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    • May 13, 2020

  • Tobias

    A beautiful old rack railway. Certainly an alternative to running. The Drachenburg Castle middle station is also worth a detour.

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    • January 8, 2020

  • HeikoA68

    Traveling by train is not very cheap ... therefore on foot ... also stimulates the circulation 👍😜

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    • January 19, 2020

  • Sigrid

    Instead of running, you can take the cog railway up to the castle and ruins.

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    • February 9, 2020

  • Nina

    Even if it is not cheap, you should take the cog railway.

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Jan

    Nice tour with great views of Rhöndorf, the Rhine, the Drachenburg etc. relatively easy tour for a leisurely hike.

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    • May 2, 2020

  • Hi 🙋🏼‍♂️👀

    The cog railway on the Drachenfels is simply tradition and is part of the mountain. Even if the hiking trails on the Drachenfels are beautiful; At least once in your life you should also have taken the train 😊👍:

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    • May 16, 2020

  • Ruhrpottradler

    Instead of walking you can take the cog railway up. The castle is a stopover.

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... On July 15th, 1883 - and thus before Schloss Drachenburg - the time had come for the inauguration of the Drachenfelsbahn. The second cogwheel railway was put into operation in the Siebengebirge. From 1889 there was also the Petersbergbahn, but after the only difficult one Accident of the Drachenfelsbahn ceased operations in 1958. The Drachenfelsbahn is one of the few rack and pinion railways still in operation in Germany. Today only the Zugspitzbahn, Wendelsteinbahn and Drachenfelsbahn are in operation. ... "

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    • November 20, 2020

  • Torsten 🔆

    Apparently not driving at the moment.

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    • November 28, 2020

  • Elki Unterwegs

    if you want to save your energy, use the old cog railway, currently 10 euros for a return trip.

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    • April 2, 2021

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Location: Königswinter, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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