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Drachenburg Castle

N 5040.139', E 712.374'
2011-06-11
http://www.schloss-drachenburg.de/
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Drachenburg Castle was built in 1882-1884 by order of Baron Stefan von Zarter, a wealthy stockbroker from Bonn. The castle is decorated with wall paintings and tapestries, which depict scenes from the heroic past of Germany, ancient sagas and legends.

During the war, a park near the castle housed the German air defense facilities, so the castle was almost destroyed by the allies. Most of its valuables were taken by the Americans. In 1971, during the beginning of the ruins demolition procedure, a private sponsor appeared, thanks to which we can now observe this wonderful building on the slope of mount Drachenfels.

At the top of the hill are ruins of the Drachenfels castle that was built in 1138-1167. Drachenfels translates as a "the rock of dragon" and involves a lot of legends about some mythical dragon that used to live here.

Brochure about the castle is available here.

Drachenburg Castle
Drachenburg Castle Yuriy Buriak


Drachenburg Castle
Drachenburg Castle Yuriy Buriak


Drachenburg Castle
Drachenburg Castle Yuriy Buriak


Drachenburg Castle
Drachenburg Castle Yuriy Buriak


Ruins of the Drachenfels Castle
Ruins of the Drachenfels Castle Yuriy Buriak


View of the Rhine and Bonn from the Drachenburg Castle
View of the Rhine and Bonn from the Drachenburg Castle Yuriy Buriak


Cable car to the Drachenburg Castle
Cable car to the Drachenburg Castle Yuriy Buriak


View of the Rhine from mount Drachenfels
View of the Rhine from mount Drachenfels Yuriy Buriak


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Getting there: The castle is located near Bonn. You need to get either to the Königswinter train station or to the Königswinter Fähre/Sea Life Aquarium metro station. The top can be reached by cable car, schedule and prices are here. Better go first to the top and watch the ruins of the Drachenfels Castle and wonderful panorama. And then go down to the middle station to the Drachenburg Castle.

Tags, Germany: castle, funicular, height, observation deck

Tags, all countries: castle, funicular, height, observation deck
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