Königswinter — Magnificent Landscapes, Glorious Past

Königswinter is the idyllic resort that will certainly enrich your vacation with a variety of things that nonchalantly contend for your attention. There it sits on the banks of the Rhine, lolling against the slopes of the Siebengebirge, enticing you into a state of total relaxation.

Speaking of Seven Hills, make a mental note right now to visit the Siebengebirge National Park from where you get fantastic views in addition to flora and fauna.

In Königswinter, perhaps the first thing that grabs your attention would be the heights of the Drachenfels on the summit of which you’ll find the ruins of a 12th century castle. You can get there by horse carriages or an ancient railway and have a great time taking in the views that stretch right up to the city of Cologne in the distance.

The Drachenburg Castle is another huge draw and, as you may have guessed from the name, is indeed commemorative of the dragon Fafnir slain by Siegfried.

For an entire day of fun for the whole family in Königswinter, there’s no place like Sea Life. Enter the world of wild water rides and underwater tunnels that make you feel at one with a variety of marine life. For something more adventurous you might want to go deep into the dark forest in Heisterbach where you’ll come upon the ruins of an ancient church.

There’s more hidden in these mysterious woods if you have the time and the inclination to come upon the unexpected. Be prepared to be overcome by a sense of the mystic as you explore the Margarethenhöhe, the heights of Ölberg, or the castle of Löwenburg brought to you straight from the Middle Ages.

In Königswinter you’ll of course have plenty of opportunities to feast on the local sausages and wine whether you’re deep in the forests or in the friendly street side cafes in town.

 

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