Konigswinter, Germany

Konigswinter is a town and summer resort in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, opposite to Bonn, at the foot of the Siebengebirge, one of Germany’s best nature reserves. It offers gorgeous walking trails through Germany’s oldest nature park.

Well worth seeing are the 5.5 km long Rhine river promenade, the Drachenfels with Drachenfelsbahn (Dragon rock with dragon rock rail), Drachenburg castle, the Nibelungen hall with reptile zoo, the seven mountains museum, the wine walking path and the chor ruins Heisterbach in the district Oberdollendorf, the romantic Probsteikirche (Probstei church) in Oberpleis (12. century) and the guest house of the federal government on the Petersberg mountain.

Things to See & Do

* Drachenfels - mountain
* Unkel – charming small town
* Siebengebirge – wonderful views on the Rhine
* Heisterbach – historic ruined church
* Drachenburg Palace

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 76.19 km²
Population – 40,800 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port at Konigstein is located on the Rhine river.

Travel Links - The nearest bigger railway stations to Königswinter are in Bonn, Cologne and Siegburg. But Königswinter also has its own railway station. It can by reached from Cologne by a regional train going to Koblenz.

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