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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Sophie Nelson (31 days ago)
Dogs welcome in the grounds. Not in the castle though. Really beautiful castle! And lovely little restaurant. We sat outside with the dog and had tea and currywurst. With our ticket we got an audio tour to download on our phone. It was very detailed.
Karan Shukla (3 months ago)
Great place to visit. It is at a height so keep in mind a medium level difficult hike awaits you. But it is worth it. It also has a tram service which takes you up and back down and it costs around 12€. It is really very beautiful and the ticket for castle can be bought directly at counter with a great gift shop as well (very reasonable prices). The ticket for castle costs 7€. I recommend to go its worth every penny.
Kris DH (3 months ago)
We had a great visit, wanted to provide some additional information that others might benefit from. We walked from the train station, following a route from Google maps. It took us on a nice wooded trail up to the castle. On the way down we walked on the road and I’m very grateful that we did not take the road on the way up as it was MUCH more steep than the path. The road goes past the tram station which for a fee you can take to the top but the path was great for us. Also, when you look online it says that tickets are cash payment, but we had absolutely no problem using credit card. We walked through and around the castle, everything was very nice. We did go up the tower and it was a super easy walk up a circular stairway. Beautiful views from the top that should not be missed! We got a couple of drinks from the café at the castle, prices were reasonable-We sat on the patio with gorgeous views. They had a pretty big bee problem on the patio, more than I had seen on the rest of my trip. I also saw a lot of bees flying in under one of their eaves, so there must be a nest there.
Andrea Rodriguez Yepes (5 months ago)
Overall it is a very nice castle to visit if you are around Cologne. You can take the train and then you can either hike up to the castle or take a special train that takes you up to the castle and at the top of the mountain. The castle itself is not enormous, you can visit in maybe 2 or 3 hours, but the inside is beautiful. There are toilet facilities and a restaurant serving nice food and beverages. The views from the top of the castle are pretty cool and to be honest the architecture was impressive. Would recommend the experience
ATUL NAGAR (6 months ago)
wonderful experience. The day we went the weather was fantastic with cool breeze. so we decided to walk up hill to castle and then track down by walk. Its beautiful journey. Would recommend in case of warm weather or people with some walki g difficulty is to take tram uphill and then walk down...
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