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Recommended by 947 out of 1013 cyclists


  • Andreas Platzl

    Do you want to experience the Middle Ages live? Then plan a trip to this small town on the Rhine. Zons is a unique town from the 14th century, with a very well-preserved fortification. Definitely worth seeing!

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    • January 11, 2017

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Albrecht Dürer sailed by ship in 1520 past Zons to Düdorf. 1100 meters city wall surround the place, which was raised in 1372 by the archbishop of Cologne to the city. However, not unselfish, because Zons was so for Customs festivals and raised by the Rhine boaters Customs for the Archbishop Count Friedrich von Saarwerden. Albrecht Dürer had one from the Bishop of Bamberg
    "Customs letter" received so that he remained tax-free. After this Kurkölnischen Customs House, the next Customs was due in the nearby Düdorf for the Counts of Berg.

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    • February 6, 2017

  • daha

    A beautiful little town, but better not visit on the weekend.

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    • July 6, 2019

  • DirkOnTour

    The Rheinstraße starts at the Schlossplatz. This is the road to the Rhine, which is bordered by the eastern city wall. Worth seeing are the watchtowers, also called Pfefferbüchsen, from which one has a great view of the Rhine and the Rhine meadows. The houses of the Rheinstraße are also worth seeing and give a vivid impression of what Zons once looked like. By the way, near the Rheinturm you will find the oldest houses of Zons. In between, the visitor will find various restaurants and cafes, which invite to a break.

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    • December 21, 2016

  • Antje

    The "main street" of the old town along the eastern wall with different restaurants and the oldest preserved houses.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Sebastian

    Zons is a great historic place with beautiful views already from the bike path. Recommended to schedule it, or at least pass it on the stage

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    • June 29, 2018

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    Zons is first documented in the so-called Testament of the Bishop Kunibert of Cologne, which was written down to the middle of the 7th century, but is not yet handed down in a version of the late 11th century. Here is the oldest name form Zuonizo or Zuonice handed down, their origin is still unknown. In a deed of Bishop Heribert of Cologne from 1019 is given as the name for Zons the location of the later house Bürgel with "Burgula bei Zünce".
    Archaeological finds of the 7th century indicate an already Merovingian settlement in Zons, whose exact location is still unclear. Written sources prove a Fronhof of the Cologne archbishop in Zons at least since the beginning of the 12th century. In the 1980s, archaeological investigations in the Zonser Burg area revealed building foundations that are interpreted as remnants of the landlord's own church and thus as part of the Fronhof complex.

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    • July 3, 2015

  • Kosmetik

    City Zons is an ideal destination on the beautiful Rhine. It belongs to Dormagen today.
    Zons was first mentioned in documents in the middle of the 7th century.
    In Zons there are various cultural possibilities, sights, nice shops and many restaurants. Bring your time to rest and enjoy the Middle Ages: the Rhine Gate, the city wall, the small streets, toll house with chapel, castle, Krötzschenturm (formerly - weir, watchtower, prison), Juddeturm, mill, the cute pig fountain and the beautiful Rheinaue for a walk.

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    • June 16, 2018

  • Chris B.

    That should not be interest, but Zons :-)

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    • September 11, 2017

  • B&U

    The former kurkölnische Zollfeste Zons, by archbishop Friedrich III. founded by Saarwerden in the 14th century, is considered in its excellent state of preservation as a unique example of a fortified medieval city in the Rhineland.Particularly worth seeing is the mighty Rhine Tower from the year 1388. But also the Juddeturm with its baroque bonnet and the windmill with its still original wooden grinder from the 17th century are beside the Rheinanlegeplatz and the city walls popular Fotomotive.

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Wolfgang

    Very beautiful medieval fortress with many rest stops

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    • February 27, 2019

  • det801

    Very nice old town with nice restaurants.

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    • May 31, 2019

  • Harry radelt

    Zons is always beautiful. Here is u.a. shot for a RTL series. The preserved old town center of Zollfeste Zons with its restaurants is a popular destination. Best by bike. With the ferry you can come from or to the castle Benrath.

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    • August 12, 2019

  • Ruediger Scholz

    Pure tourism ... very nice ... a lot to see

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Tina

    magical medieval festivals with many small junk shops.

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    • July 30, 2017

  • Naturliebhabär 🐻🚶🚴🏼‍♂️🏃

    You really feel relegated here in time. Almost a publicly accessible open-air museum.

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    • June 11, 2017

  • Antje

    Medieval city fortification from the 14th century with complete city wall, idyllic situated on the Rhine. Kreismuseum, Freilichtbühne, Matthäusmarkt and many other highlights characterize the course of the year.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Iwona Wioletta Mazur

    Ice cream shop, a small store with essential oils over. And the environment also has something in it.

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    • June 5, 2018

  • Starmbi

    Nice alley along the city wall along. Almost the main street through Zons.

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    • July 7, 2018

  • Winni

    Beautiful medieval town, unfortunately also known to many and heavily frequented.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Stefan

    A beautiful town.
    But really too full for my taste.
    OK, then it went along the Rhine in Cologne, but then it was almost empty 🤔

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    • August 22, 2020

  • Bucky

    Zons can only be recommended.

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    • March 8, 2021

  • Holger

    Middle Ages felt: Zons is a special, worth seeing small old town (around 11th century) with a very well-preserved fortification.

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    • May 21, 2017

  • Naturliebhabär 🐻🚶🚴🏼‍♂️🏃

    Put back in time.

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    • June 14, 2017

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