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.
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 mountains Drachenfels and Wolkenburg, connected by a lower-lying mountain ridge, characterise the image of the Siebengebirge. It is said that Mount Wolkenburg (“Castle of the Clouds”) was once the highest mountain of all.
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.