Schloss Drachenburg, Koenigswinter

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Formerly a summer resort, Christian boarding school, Nazi elite school, and eventually training center for the German Rail Regional Office, Schloss Drachenburg was constructed in just two years, between 1882 and 1884. Built as a private castle-like villa for a rich businessman, he never ended up living here. The mansion is now owned by the State Foundation and open to the public. Visit the interior to see ornate decor and paintings--and for views of the river below. Hike up from the town below, take a historic train ride up, or for children, even ride a donkey. Plan to visit Schloss Drachenburg and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Koenigswinter attractions using our Koenigswinter tour itinerary planner.
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  • An incredibly beautiful, impressive and magnificent place! Hard to believe the magic of this castle! It was an unforgettable day! Especially since there was also filming for "Bares for Rares"! Enormously impressive! No wonder this beautiful location serves as a backdrop! Unique!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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  • I spent 2euros on parking and climbed uphill for 20mins. I got there and was sent away because "today only by invitation.for a tv show". No mention of it on their website, facebook nor at the parking ...  more »
  • It looks nice, but it misses the 'magic' of the story behind it. -------- Its a new castle so it has no history. Still it looked nice and maybe its awesome if its your first castle. But we went there after a few other castles with a nice history.
  • Just love it!! Super beautiful palace!! Nice train to get there try its fairytale place!!! Staff are nice and friendly too! Even the gardener help tourists to find the way !! A must go !! Don’t miss the roof, problem is just no wheelchair or people with knee pain can get up there , too many stairs. But super nice view!!
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