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


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


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


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.