Drachenburg

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Recommended by 474 out of 502 hikers

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  • Stephanie

    A really nice Harry Potter Castle, where you can explore almost every nook and every tower. Those who pay the entrance can also escape the crowds of tourists who wander on the Drachenfels and enjoy a crispy waffle in the café with the best view and little excitement.

    entry
    Adults: 7 euros
    Children & reduced: 5 Euro

    Opening hours 2018
    March 3 to June 20: every day from 11 am to 6 pm
    June 21st to September 22nd: daily 11am - 7pm
    23rd September to 4th November: daily 11am - 6pm
    5th to 25th of November: daily 12 to 17 o'clock
    Unique Christmas time (all Advent weekends): Saturdays 12 - 21 pm / Sundays 12 - 20 pm

    schloss-drachenburg.de

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    • May 28, 2018

  • Stefan

    Schloss Drachenburg is the Neuschwanstein on the Rhine. Located below the Drachenfels easy to reach by cog railway or on foot. Parking is available in Königswinter sufficient. Throughout the year numerous events take place in the Villa Drachenburg as well as on our little tour.

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    • February 28, 2016

  • Sascha

    Unfortunately, we only came to the front gates, because you have to pay for the entrance fee. But even the sight from afar is worthwhile. From here there is a beautiful hiking trail to the waterfall at the Victory.

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    • November 7, 2017

  • Marv

    Like a fairytale castle 👍🇩🇪

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    • February 18, 2018

  • GerdKpg

    Always interesting, also the story

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    • October 6, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Schloss Drachenburg is a castle-like estate on the Drachenfels in Königswinter, whose foundation stone was laid in 1882. It was built in record time from 1882 to 1884 in the historicist style (especially Neofrühgotik on the exterior, especially neo-renaissance in the interior) as a representative residence for the stockbroker, financial expert and later Baron Stephan von Sarter (1833-1902), but never in the castle lived. After his death, the castle was subjected to several changes in use.
    In 1986, Drachenburg Castle was listed as a National Monument and in 1990 the North Rhine-Westphalia Foundation Nature Conservation, Homeland and Cultural Care assumed. From 1995 to 2010, it was restored based on the original state and expanded to a kind of Gründerzeit museum with an emphasis on contemporary home decor. For the reconstruction of the entrance stairs, the restoration companies Bachmann & Wille and Bauhütte Quedlinburg won the 2011 Peter Parler Prize. [2] The interiors as well as the murals and historicist stained glass were reconstructed as far as possible in the original design. The park is one of the founding members of the Garden of the Rhine between the Rhine and the Meuse and is integrated into the European Garden Heritage Network.
    The fortress also houses the Museum of the History of Nature Conservation in Germany.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Drachenburg
    schloss-drachenburg.de/index.php/de

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    • October 8, 2018

  • Rita

    Currently the light installation will take place until the 26th of March 2017!

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    • March 11, 2017

  • Marv

    Fairytale castle with panorama of the Rhine 👍

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    • May 23, 2018

  • Chelsea on Tour

    Steep path up but you can also get up well with the Drachenfelsbahn.

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    • May 31, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Schloss Drachenburg is a castle-like estate on the Drachenfels in Königswinter, whose foundation stone was laid in 1882. It was built in record time from 1882 to 1884 in the historicist style (especially Neofrühgotik on the exterior, especially neo-renaissance in the interior) as a representative residence for the stockbroker, financial expert and later Baron Stephan von Sarter (1833-1902), but never in the castle lived. After his death, the castle was subjected to several changes in use.
    In 1986, Drachenburg Castle was listed as a National Monument and in 1990 the North Rhine-Westphalia Foundation Nature Conservation, Homeland and Cultural Care assumed. From 1995 to 2010, it was restored based on the original state and expanded to a kind of Gründerzeit museum with an emphasis on contemporary home decor. For the reconstruction of the entrance stairs, the restoration companies Bachmann & Wille and Bauhütte Quedlinburg won the 2011 Peter Parler Prize. [2] The interiors as well as the murals and historicist stained glass were reconstructed as far as possible in the original design. The park is one of the founding members of the Garden of the Rhine between the Rhine and the Meuse and is integrated into the European Garden Heritage Network.
    The fortress also houses the Museum of the History of Nature Conservation in Germany.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Drachenburg
    schloss-drachenburg.de/index.php/de

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    • October 8, 2018

  • Jan

    BY TRAIN ALSO REACHABLE

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Adi

    Drachenburg in Königswinter. A visit is definitely recommended.

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    • July 10, 2019

  • Betty

    Unfortunately, the time of the light installation is over again but even so, the castle is always worth a look.

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    • May 3, 2017

  • Jan

    From Nonnenstromberg is a wide view over much of the Siebengebirge possible!

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    • January 23, 2018

  • Marv

    Fairytale castle, 👍 really great!

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Claudia 🚶🏼‍♀️🚴‍♀️

    Drachenburg Castle is a castle on Drachenfels in Königswinter, a town in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was built in record time from 1882 to 1884 in the style of historicism (especially early early Gothic on the exterior, and neo-renaissance in the interior) as a representative residence for Stephan von Sarter, who never lived in the castle. After his death, the castle was subjected to several changes in use. In 1986, Drachenburg Castle was placed under monument protection and in 1990 it was placed under the North Rhine-Westphalia Foundation for Nature Conservation, Homeland and Cultural Care.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • December 30, 2019

  • HeikoA68

    Nice hike, once you get to the top you will be rewarded with a wonderful view

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    • January 1, 2020

  • Tobias

    My son and I were particularly impressed by the golden deer. A visit is worthwhile.

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    • January 7, 2020

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

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