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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Agge B (12 months ago)
I love this place! It has magical view and amazing castle . It is worth the visit. Don’t take taxi up, there’s an old train that take u up and down. I didn’t know that so i took a taxi for 10€ (:
Tania Gonzalez (13 months ago)
Excellent place to take photos. Unfortunately we did not have time to tour the castle. The train ride up was fun and walking the grounds was lovely. We took our dog with us and he also had a great time. Dogs are not allowed inside however. Parking is right below the train station spent two hours there and total parking was around 1.74€ We will definitely come back and do the castle tour.
Rebeca Gish (13 months ago)
It's a well maintained and beautiful castle. The walk is also full of natural beauty, and halfway up you have places to stop have a beer and maybe a snack if need be. Well worth the visit.
Chris Kowalski (14 months ago)
€12 to take the Bahn up and down €8 entrance. Both are worth it, super beautiful interior and exterior. Even if you are not so much interested in the history it's just really pretty. I felt very relaxed after a walk around the grounds.
Jithu P.S (14 months ago)
A beautiful Fairytale castle near Bonn. You can get a Cogwheel train from Königswinter to the castle and the fort above it. It's better to buy tickets for the castle and the Cogwheel train ride together from the station itself since it's around 4 euros cheaper than buying separately. The castle is marvellous both outside and inside. The views from the top tower are magnificent. You can also Trek the whole distance to the top of the castle too. Overall a great experience.
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