Schloss Drachenburg

Königswinter, Germany

Schloss Drachenburg is a private villa in palace style constructed in the late 19th century. It was completed in only two years (1882–84) on the Drachenfels hill in Königswinter, a German town on the Rhine near the city of Bonn. Baron Stephan von Sarter (1833–1902), a broker and banker, planned to live there, but never did.

Today the Palace is in the possession of the State Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia.



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Founded: 1882-1884
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)


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Kathryne Hiersche (8 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful and there is a cute cafe
SALMAN DELIWALA (8 months ago)
Interesting Place really good to visit with family. This castles looks stunning and when you go inside you feel that Royalty the surrounding enhances the beauty of the castle. More importantly the levitation on the ground gives this castle more prestigious look making it absolutely stunning from distance especially if watching the castles from down below. There is a restaurant available and also a good truck just in front on the side of the castle. This place is a good spot for professional photographer. The views from this castle are astonishing. One needs to climb throughout the way to the castle but I would suggest to use Drachenbahn of short on time, though there are beautiful things on the way if you climb it to the castle. Entrance fee: 7 Euro
Santiago Jaume (9 months ago)
Very crowded on Sundays, but a very cool place to spend the day in nature and also see a castle
Alexandru Marian Florea (10 months ago)
It is a great place to visit, the interior is in great condition and takes you in the past. From the balcony area you can enjoy the surroundings and even enjoy a cold drink as they have outdoor sitting from the restaurant organised inside. You can walk to it or take the spacial train and near by there is a panoramic area. Only down side is there is no English writing along the display just German.
Lore Clauw (11 months ago)
Beautiful fairytale like castle like I've never seen before. The inside of the castle is well worth a visit and the outside is straight out of a fairytale. It's located on top of a hill with an excellent view of the Rhein. Very good entrance price, would definitely recommend. The gardens surrounding it are beautiful too.
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