Drachenfels

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 704 out of 727 hikers

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  • Karl

    At this point, which now houses the sprawling platform and seating area, an unlikely ugly concrete block stood as a restaurant until 2011, occupying practically the entire area. It was built in 1976, then extensively renovated in 2007. Only to finally demolish it in 2011. The inauguration of the "new" plateau took place in 2013.

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Chelsea on Tour

    Very nice view from up there.

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    • January 30, 2019

  • Turbo

    Great view of the Rhine Valley and the ruin with good supply of cakes, ice cream, beer and wine

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    • October 3, 2019

  • Shak

    The most climbed mountain of NRW. Which may keep one or the other from going up. The Steep rugged path on the Rhine side of the Rhöndorfer vineyard, is any case much quieter.

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Ralf

    Tourist attraction number 1 in the Siebengebirge. But there are plenty of quieter places in the Siebengebirge which are also worth a visit.

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Alex Bender

    Great view over the Rhine. However, in good weather, hell is going on here

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    • August 23, 2017

  • Ten Feet On Tour 🐶🐺👦🏻

    Be up early in the morning, then it is still. Otherwise a tourist ant hill .....

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Helmut Bär

    Great area with a gigantic view

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    • November 21, 2017

  • Marv

    Beautiful view from the Drachenfels 👍

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Marv

    Great view from up there, who is not so fit is also able to drive up to the oldest still operated rack railway in Germany, also a highlight

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Chelsea on Tour

    Great view of Bonn

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    • March 24, 2018

  • Köppi

    The historic Drachenfels can be used by people who do not want to run up to the Dragon Castle or Dragon Rock on foot. It is worth to visit the castle and the rock. Below the Dragon's Rock, there is a good opportunity for retreat.
    From the top there are beautiful views over the Siebengebirge, the Rhine up to the county.
    From here, there are other beautiful opportunities on various hiking trails to the cottage, the Mount of Olives or Löwenburg to hike.

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    On the trail of a more than 100-year-old hiking trail, the Bergische Weg takes you 260 kilometers from the Ruhr area through the Bergisches Land and Siebengebirge nature parks to Königswinter am Rhein. The route awarded by the German Hiking Association as "Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland" runs from the Baldeneysee in Essen through the "neanderland", through the Bergische towns Wuppertal, Remscheid and Solingen as well as the Rheinisch-Bergisch circle to the famous Drachenfels.
    Along the route you can expect a variety of experiences. Both the landscape and the cultural history of the way has much to offer: Idyllic landscapes and historic villages as well as homeland and industrial history museums, palaces, castles, monuments and churches bring the culture of the region to life again. The Neanderthal Museum, the Müngsten Bridge Park, the Altenberg Cathedral and the Drachenfels are just a few examples of the many attractions.

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    • October 8, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    On a clear day you could also see from the Drachenfels to Cologne Cathedral.

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    • October 8, 2018

  • Uwe

    very nice view with almost all-round view

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    • August 26, 2019

  • Chelsea on Tour

    Great view from up there :-)

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    • March 24, 2018

  • GerdKpg

    With the island Nonnenwerth up the Rhine

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    • October 6, 2018

  • Christof

    There are great views of the Rhine Valley as a reward for the ascent

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    • October 28, 2018

  • Olibe

    Drachenfels with a nice view.

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    • January 1, 2019

  • Markus 🥾⛰

    In "good weather" fantastic view!

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Bonnie24

    Gigantic view, there you should have been

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    • April 16, 2019

  • Holz

    Great view of the Rhine ...

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    • April 22, 2019

  • clasinho

    Insanely great view, in appropriate weather with a view 😉

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    • May 5, 2019

  • Julian

    For this great view worth the climb ... Or the ride, if you are lazy

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    • July 19, 2019


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

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