View from Drachenfels upon Drachenburg Castle and the Rhine Valley
Wolkenburg, Drachenfels and Nachtigallental

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
Wolkenburg, Drachenfels and Nachtigallental


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.

Drachenfels and Wolkenburg from Breiberg
Wolkenburg, Drachenfels and Nachtigallental


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.

Nachtigallental, Siebengebirge, Königswinter
Wolkenburg, Drachenfels and 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.