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Cologne: Drachenburg Castle Half-Day Guided Tour

1. Cologne: Drachenburg Castle Half-Day Guided Tour

Discover the magical Drachenburg Castle, a 19th-century palace built on the Drachenfels mountain with breathtaking views of the Rhein valley. You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Cologne by a private car and enjoy a comfortable 40-minute journey to the charming Königswinter village. You'll first head up the mountain toward the medieval Burg Drachenfels, onboard the historical Drachenfelsbahn, which is the oldest cog railway in Germany. It'll feel like you're being pulled up the hill on a roller coaster, but without the scary drop at the end. At the top, you can explore the ruins and marvel at the incredible views of the valley below, and a perfect spot for a panoramic photo. On a sunny day, you may even spot Cologne Cathedral on the horizon. Once you finish, you'll make your way down the path towards Castle Drachenburg. Here, your guide will provide you with all the fascinating stories about the castle-like villa built in the late 1800s, with its short but turbulent history. Perfectly renovated to reflect its original splendor, it's well worth exploring. And don't forget to roam the beautiful gardens. The Drachenfelsbahn will take you back to the village. If you're keen to continue exploring, you can opt for the 6-hour option, which will include a 2-hour sightseeing tour with your guide around the beautiful village of Linz am Rhein, known as the “colorful city”. Here, you can stroll through the historic cobblestoned streets and admire 16th-century picturesque half-timbered houses. Your guide will also lead you to the Old Market Square, St Martin Church, Linz Castle and part of the medieval city fortification, Pulverturm. Once you've enjoyed all the attractions you will be taken back to your accommodation in Cologne.

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4.1 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Enchanting Rhine trip with the ship "Rheinprinzessin".

The ship "Rheinprinzessin" does not bear the name for nothing - it is chic, modern and elegant. The "Princess" is quick and maneuvers elegantly when docking. The crew wear smart sea uniforms, are polite and helpful. At Bort there is a large selection of food and drinks for young and old. The trip started at Alter Zoll/Bonn, went to Königswinter and back. It is a beautiful route, where you get to see a lot of sights, such as - picture of Bonn's old town, government district, Siebengebirge and much more. We were always told many interesting things about each sight via loudspeaker announcements.

The Rhineprincess boat was very nice with a great view from the river.

The Rhineprincess was a very nice boat with great decor. The crew were polite. The view of the houses and towns on the Rhine river were great to see. The price was very nice as well and makes you want to take other river tours.

Unfortunately I couldn't participate because my girlfriend arrived in Bonn with a 5-hour train delay... I gave the tickets away to a young couple, who were very happy

Super great and interesting boat trip, any time again and again. However, the ship staff is overwhelmed with the online tickets. Print it out better next time.

It was very beautiful. One point deducted as the ship was almost 45 minutes late and the wait on the shore in the blazing sun was very uncomfortable