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Drachenburg

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  • Stephanie

    A really nice Harry Potter castle, where you can explore almost every corner and tower. If you pay the entrance fee, you can also escape the tourist crowds that hike on the Drachenfels and enjoy a crispy waffle in the café with the best view and little hustle and bustle.

    entry
    Adults: 7 euros
    Children & concessions: 5 euros

    Opening times 2018
    March 3 to June 20: daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    June 21 to September 22: daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    September 23 to November 4: daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    November 5 to 25: daily from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
    Unique Christmas time (all Advent weekends): Saturdays from 12 to 9 p.m. / Sundays from 12 to 8 p.m.

    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

  • Marvin🙃

    Like a fairytale castle 👍🇩🇪

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    • February 18, 2018

  • GerdKpg

    Always interesting, also the story

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    • October 6, 2018

  • Rita🌵

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

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    • March 11, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Marvin🙃

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Marvin🙃

    Fairytale castle, 👍 really great!

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Hetti

    The Drachenfels is always nice and the view is really nice, but you should have clear weather, so you can enjoy the view too

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    • November 22, 2018

  • Ulrich

    Great old-fashioned Christmas market on the Advent weekends

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    • December 24, 2018

  • Jan

    Nicer: 8Euro entrance, but it's worth it

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Misha Jedy

    I love it, it's like a fairytale!

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    • September 17, 2019

  • 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

  • Kasimir

    The castle is absolutely worth seeing.

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    • January 28, 2020

  • Jan

    Especially recommended in winter with the Christmas market!

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    • May 24, 2020


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

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