View from Drachenfels upon Drachenburg Castle and the Rhine Valley
Drachenfels, Königswinter and surroundings

Trailhead Königswinter

Königswinter is a good trailhead if you go out to discover the Siebengebirge, the hiking trails take you to Mount Drachenfels and beyond. Since the first days of Rhine romantism and Rhine tourism, Königswinter and Mount Drachenfels was a must on the agenda.

View from Ölberg, Siebengebirge, over Drachenfels
Drachenfels, Königswinter and surroundings

Drachenfels

Mount Drachenfels (321 m) certainly is the most famous hill in the Siebengebirge. It has inspired poets such as Lord Byron and Heinrich Heine and today it attracts countless visitors every year. The view across the Rhine Valley is amazing.

Drachenfels and Wolkenburg from Breiberg
Drachenfels, Königswinter and surroundings

Wolkenburg

The mountains Drachenfels and Wolkenburg, connected by a lower-lying mountain ridge, characterise the image of the Siebengebirge.

Nachtigallental, Siebengebirge, Königswinter
Drachenfels, Königswinter and surroundings

Nachtigallental

The Nachtigallental, in English Nightingale Valley, is just wonderful. When you are in Königswinter-city, walk up Bahnhofsstraße street and you are there. From the first moment onwards you feel like in another, merry world.

Medieval castle ruin
Around the Ölberg

Rosenau

Mount Rosenau stands in the middle of the Siebengebirge between the mountains Nonnenstromberg and Ölberg. Coming on the hiking trail that goes all around Mount Ölberg (Ölbergringweg), a path leads to the Rosenau with the ruine of a small medieval castle. You will see the signpost “Aufstieg zur Rosenau”, ascent to Rosenau.

Ölberg, view from Geisberg
Around the Ölberg

Trailhead Margarethenhöhe

Königswinter-Margarethenhöhe is a good trailhead to discover the Siebengebirge, hiking trails take you all around. There is a parking lot and a bus station of the line 521.

Ölberg, from Stenzelberg
Around the Ölberg

Ölberg

Mount Ölberg (468 m) is the highest mountain in the Siebengebirge. When you come by car over the A3 Autobahn (motorway, interstate) or over the Kennedy bridge in Bonn, you see it already from far.

Lohrberg and Löwenburg, from Petersberg
Around the Ölberg

Lohrberg

I love Mount Lohrberg, Siebengebirge. Just walk along the loop hiking trail, sit down on a bench and enjoy the fantastic views. If you have come to rekindle with nature and enjoy great views, you will certainly love Mount Lohrberg, too.

Shelter on top of Mount Geisberg, Siebengebirge, Königswinter
Around the Ölberg

Geisberg

Climbing Mount Geisberg in the Siebengebirge is worth your efforts, the view of the Ölberg and the Rhine rewards you.

Abandoned mine Ofenkaulen
Around the Ölberg

Ofenkaulen

The Ofenkaulen are a tunnel system, former underground tuff quarries in the Siebengebirge. Today winter quarters for bats. When you are halfway up the L 331 motorway that leads from Königswinter to Ittenbach you see the driveway to Mount Petersberg on your left side and a bus station on your right side.